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Table Games Was this craps dealer happy at me or...

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Mattwall, Jan 26, 2015.

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  1. Mattwall

    Mattwall Tourist

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    Was right next to one one the dealers at NYNY over the weekend. $200 buy in at a $10 table went quick bought in for another $100 and boy was I happy I did.

    The next 3 shooters, including myself, all hit at least 3 points each and I was hitting an additionally 2 come's with odds. It was great. Each $25 I got I was stuffing into my pocket. I kept my buy in on the rack but that extra was headed to the pocket wallet.

    I was two way tipping the point while I was shooting and that was appreciated, of course.

    Towards the end of one of the good rolls the dealer next to me said something like, "You gotta start throwing those greens around. What have you got a couple hundred in there?" It was friendly I smiled and said I thought so.

    After the next crap I pulled the greens out and added them to the chips in the rack, and asked to by colored out. He gave me some 5 blacks, 3 greens, and $18 in $5 reds and a few singles. I slid the $18 to the dealer and said "for you guys, thanks." The stick man reached out with the stick and quite loudly knocked a few tomes towards me he didn't say anything.

    Was this a thank you or was it something else?
     
  2. TheCooler

    TheCooler Professional Gambler and the Best Football Handica

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    That was a thank you.
     
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Yes, he was thanking you. (He was also trying to draw attention to the fact that you were tipping the dealers in the hopes that those who weren’t tipping might do the same.)

    Congrats on the nice run! :beer:
     
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  4. TIMSPEED

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    Yup...drawing attention to the tip.
     
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  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Low-Roller

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    I thought the knocking was a signal for the security cameras, to mark/note that the chips passing hands was not a bet being pocketed by the dealer. But sure, it probably would remind a few people at the table, too. :)
     
  6. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Most def a thank you. Nice run of the dice, congrats!!!
     
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  7. mrem3200

    mrem3200 High-Roller

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    Agreed. In my experience this is much more common in craps (vs BJ) for the dealers to be more vocal about and "advertise" the tips. Which makes more sense since they have a bigger audience to play to to try to get the other players to tip. In fairness I tend to tip more in craps than BJ just because to me tossing a $5 chip on the craps table and telling them "2 way hard 8 3 for me 2 for you" is more fun than simply putting a $5 chip on the BJ table next to my bet.
     
  8. FullBoat

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    It's the same reason why the boss clacks on the tip box before they put it in. A reminder for everyone else.
     
  9. Terry Benedict

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    I am usually unlucky when I bet for the dealers, especially in blackjack. So I usually tip outside the action like during a dealer change or shuffle. I like the FACT that craps dealers ALWAYS acknowledge a bet, even if it loses, with sincere gratitude. I like tipping craps dealers, and I love it when we win.
     
  10. dannyocean

    dannyocean High-Roller

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    So true that craps dealers tend to be very appreciative of the table bets. Definitely a thank-you, and what a nice run. Always a good time to have a good roll on craps.
     
  11. 44inarow

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    I'll often put the dealers on the line with me (1) when I first buy in, and then (2) when I'm shooting. I'll usually let them know just so they realize that the extra below-minimum bet is mine, and they'll often announce it quite loudly, something like: "DEALERS ON THE LINE, THANK YOU SIR, LET'S WIN US SOME MONEY, DEALERS WORKING ON THE LINE."
     
  12. LV_Bound

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    What are tomes?
     
  13. ngrund

    ngrund Low-Roller

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    a typo for times
     
  14. rezmike

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    I do this as well, or sometimes I'll toss a red on top of my pass line and tell them they're on top and that I've got control. That way if I'm winning, they keep winning.

    If the point can come hard, I'll put the crew on it. I'm always looking for extra positive vibes towards a point, haha
     
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