paintitjoy
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September 18th, 2015 at 2:40:44 PM permalink
I am writing a short story that involves gambling and was wondering if the casino dealers are allowed to converse casually with the players.
If so to what extent? Are they allowed to small chit chat or long conversations with the players as they are playing? Or is this against rules or etiquette?
MathExtremist
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September 18th, 2015 at 2:45:32 PM permalink
Yes, but if you're serious about your craft you should go to a casino and see for yourself.
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September 18th, 2015 at 3:12:01 PM permalink
Quote: paintitjoy

I am writing a short story that involves gambling and was wondering if the casino dealers are allowed to converse casually with the players.
If so to what extent? Are they allowed to small chit chat or long conversations with the players as they are playing? Or is this against rules or etiquette?



It's clear you have never stepped foot inside a casino, so if you are able to, I recommend going to a casino.

Dealers are allowed to chit chat. Some dealers hate their job and don't say anything. Some dealers will talk about themselves or ask the customer what they do for a living, etc. Lots of dealers will give you advice on the game which is often wrong, or they will tell you where the money is (side bets lol). Some will talk about the cards coming out, if they have a 12, they will say 'come on, monkey!' in hopes that they bust. Some dealers will tip hustle.

As you see, lots of different encounters can happen. I suggest you actually go to some casinos. Go to a local, go to a big one
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September 18th, 2015 at 3:20:28 PM permalink
Quote: paintitjoy

I am writing a short story that involves gambling and was wondering if the casino dealers are allowed to converse casually with the players.
If so to what extent? Are they allowed to small chit chat or long conversations with the players as they are playing? Or is this against rules or etiquette?



Yes, do go to a casino several times and immerse yourself. Many dealers are very interesting and they come from all walks of life. Some have the gift of gab and some don't. If they recognize a regular player they may be more amenable to chat. I can't count the life stories I've heard from them.
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terapined
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September 18th, 2015 at 3:21:19 PM permalink
Talk to a dealer while playing, some are pretty interesting.
Derby Lane Poker room in St Pete Florida.
Was talking to a dealer and found out she won the Florida State Female 9 ball pool championship. Pretty neat.
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September 18th, 2015 at 7:14:25 PM permalink
Some casinos prefer that the dealer would just dummy up and deal.

Depending on the dealer's personality, the same opinion can be shared by the players.
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September 18th, 2015 at 7:30:03 PM permalink
Mostly they shoot the breeze among themselves.
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Dieter
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September 18th, 2015 at 8:03:24 PM permalink
Any number of times I have been annoyed by dealers who want to tell about how their mother-in-law just made the best pickles last year and they just got around to opening the jar for the picnic they had a few days back.

Or some story about going to a bar with their coworkers.

Or commentary about the "scenery" that just walked by. (The scenery is usually wearing a skimpy dress.)

Sadly, yes. Dealers are allowed to converse. Often, I just want them to clam up, because I don't want to hear the stories.
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September 18th, 2015 at 8:42:58 PM permalink
I don't mind the stories, and I sometimes will engage a dealer in conversation. However, it makes me CRAZY when they decide they're going to talk and not deal. Talk and deal, fine. Don't talk and deal, fine. I have to say I do prefer a dealer who engages, but they have to be professional enough to keep working while they do.
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:34:21 PM permalink
I don't care what the dealers do as long as they don't short me or cost me money and they are not rude.

They should be able to read a players mood or personally and act accordingly. Especially heads up. If someone wants a no nonsense fast game the dealer should provide that. If the player feels like casual conversation and the dealer doesn't mind, then go for it.

Dealers should treat any tip as if someone unexpectedly opened the door for them. The should never expect a tip or act rude, unpleasant, irritated, upset or sad no matter what. Keep a good attitude do you're job be friendly and eventually the tips will come. Some people will tip well, some will stiff. If you are a rude dealer, tips will be lower.

PS. I'm not sure why someone is writing about gambling who isn't knowable about it. Hopefully it's just a fictional story and gambling has little to do with the actual story line. But it makes me wonder if this isn't one of the reasons there are so many misnomers about gambling and casinos.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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