Xtina
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January 21st, 2019 at 11:38:19 AM permalink
I've applied for a marker at a local casino for the first time. I'd like to look like I know what I'm doing with it when I get to a table. What is the etiquette/culture for drawing on that marker when I'm at the table? I play craps, blackjack & bacarrat. I've heard that you can give hand signals such as holding up one hand (5 fingers) indicates you want to draw $500 or holding up both hands (10 fingers) indicates you want to draw $1k. What should I say; what should I know; what should I do? Thanks in advance!
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January 21st, 2019 at 11:47:13 AM permalink
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I've applied for a marker at a local casino for the first time. I'd like to look like I know what I'm doing with it when I get to a table. What is the etiquette/culture for drawing on that marker when I'm at the table? I play craps, blackjack & bacarrat. I've heard that you can give hand signals such as holding up one hand (5 fingers) indicates you want to draw $500 or holding up both hands (10 fingers) indicates you want to draw $1k. What should I say; what should I know; what should I do? Thanks in advance!



I usually would just hand the table manager my players card and verbally tell him I want a marker and for how much.
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January 21st, 2019 at 12:21:16 PM permalink
It has been years since I used markers, but I always found it easier to get money at the cage.
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January 21st, 2019 at 1:50:17 PM permalink
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I usually would just hand the table manager my players card and verbally tell him I want a marker and for how much.



I agree.
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January 21st, 2019 at 3:08:58 PM permalink
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I usually would just hand the table manager my players card and verbally tell him I want a marker and for how much.



That's what I do, and that's what I've observed with others. I think the PB wants it clear and unambiguous that you want one, and for how much, before they start the paperwork.
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January 21st, 2019 at 3:09:31 PM permalink
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I agree.


I also agree, especially if it is your first time. The Pit Boss will eventually get to know your preferred amount after a few times. Five fingers can mean $5,000 to the bigger player next to you, so it is best to be clear to avoid undue paperwork for the crew.
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January 21st, 2019 at 3:14:23 PM permalink
So you guys sit at the table and ask for a marker. Obviously the game doesn't stop until you have money, so you bring your own to the table?
I used to just walk up to the cage and ask for one. Some casinos used to have a dedicated line for markers.
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January 21st, 2019 at 3:26:47 PM permalink
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I've applied for a marker at a local casino for the first time. I'd like to look like I know what I'm doing with it when I get to a table. What is the etiquette/culture for drawing on that marker when I'm at the table? I play craps, blackjack & bacarrat. I've heard that you can give hand signals such as holding up one hand (5 fingers) indicates you want to draw $500 or holding up both hands (10 fingers) indicates you want to draw $1k. What should I say; what should I know; what should I do? Thanks in advance!

If itís your first time, youíll probably need to go to casino services and sign some forms before you can draw the marker.
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January 21st, 2019 at 4:12:46 PM permalink
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If itís your first time, youíll probably need to go to casino services and sign some forms before you can draw the marker.



Absolutely. You always need to establish credit before you can get a marker.
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January 21st, 2019 at 4:26:12 PM permalink
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If itís your first time, youíll probably need to go to casino services and sign some forms before you can draw the marker.

Sounds like the OP did this already. Or maybe did it online or by mail.

In either case, itís probably easier and quicker to go to the credit office just to verify that itís set up and to get these questions answered.

You should also ask about the payback procedure. Some casinos will allow (insist?) you to pay it back immediately at the table if youíre ahead when you want to get up.

The fingers thing? Yeah, thatís only for well known players.
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