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Table Games Cranky Margaritaville Craps Dealer - Steve T

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by bronx12, Mar 27, 2017.

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  1. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Next trip I will stop in and if I see Steve I will let them know I am not playing cause its posted all over the internet that Steve is a ******. :D

    Wait, how did those '****' get there. I actually typed d o u c h e.
     
  2. bighouse304

    bighouse304 Low-Roller

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    Do they still have the craps table located at the same place on the Margaritaville side? I played there for the first time last year and I remember thinking how sad is seemed.
     
  3. The Rumor

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    The craps table has moved to the other side of the bar in Margaritaville (i.e. it is farther from the main Flamingo casino now). They put the beer pong tables where the craps table and a few other table games were on the closer side.

    I believe that happened at some point during 2016 but I couldn't tell you the exact timing of the movements.
     
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  4. Publius

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    I came across the worst blackjack dealer there. Name was Carl, he just threw the cards on the table and every time we say something he'd tell us that there were other tables and casinos if we did not like the way he dealed.
     
  5. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    Wow I'm really sorry to hear that. That's completely unacceptable for a dealer in my opinion. If there's one thing that ruffles my feathers is passive-aggressiveness like that.. For a long time Margaritaville was on my list of "craps tables I want to play but have never played" in vegas. It seemed like when I walked through it either wasn't open, was packed, or we didn't have time to stop.

    A few trips ago (maybe Feb 16?), while walking through M'ville, I notice the craps table looks open. This was before the move, it was still there in the doorway then, so not sure when it would have been but apparently not recently.

    A dealer was standing on each side of the table and a stickman with the stick resting on his shoulder. Nobody playing, but the dealers look ready. I walk up and smile at the female dealer on the one side, notice the chips are out and 5 dice are in the cup in front of the stickman. All signs point to "Go" so I put my buy in on table. She looks at it, and looks at me, and looks away toward the door. Then she looks at me and says "we aren't open." I kind of smile thinking she's joking and look at the stickman. He says "we're waiting for them to come tell us we can start." I ask how long that will be, cause I don't mind waiting but if it will be a few minutes I'll grab a drink at the bar (love me a margarita at m'ville)...plus it was (until recently) home to one of my wife's favorite "hard to find" slots - Princess Bride - so killing some time with her at the machine wasn't a deal breaker at all.

    Rather than answering my question the stickman just shrugs and the dealer just stares out toward the strip.

    I picked up my buy-in and walked away, and I don't think anyone said anything at all, no "see you later" or "good luck" or "have a nice day" or anything. I'm not sure how its possible that craps dealers made me feel like an inconvenience for wanting to play at their table but they did. I have to say I was bummed, because I had always thought that table looked like it could be fun, but I haven't been back since..
     
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  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I try to look at it at it from their (dealers) perspective: low paying job, weird work hours, dealing with difficult (most times drunk) customers, demanding managers, etc. etc.

    But I can't bring myself to feel that the above criteria is any reason for them to treat the customers indifferently and rudely like they did to you.

    It looks like those dealers were doing the job for too many years and appear jaded. They need an attitude adjustment. Sadly though I've experienced that the front line management people are just as bad.

    Oh well, play where they treat you well.
     
  7. The Toddster

    The Toddster Derrick Henry strikes fear in the hearts of men

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    If a dealer wants to be a rear end about something then I take it as a personal challenge. I'm a gold medal-winning rear end.

    Some dealers are just bad, with no personality and a lack of decent social skills. Then there are the rear ends who are jerks. One really urinated me off at a craps table and he was doing the same to everyone else. It's a mostly locals casino and several of the players were making remarks about the guy to the box. Box would make some loud comments to no one in particular (but obviously directed at he offending dealer) about being courteous, having a good time, etc. It wasn't working and I need a break so I colored up and left as the jerk make a smart remark.

    I went back later and bought in for $1000 and asked for it in a ridiculous combination of chips. I kept changing how I wanted it until the box told me to knock it off, but our jerk of a dealer was getting HOT about it. He pushed my silly combination of chips to me at which point I asked for him to color me up and "don't take so long like you did when I bought in." It took all I had not to crack up laughing and he looked like he wanted to come across the table and kill me. It wasn't the proper way to handle it but it was fun!
     
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  8. bronx12

    bronx12 Low-Roller

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    Sounds like the Toddster needs to go to Margaritaville and have a little fun with Steve
     
  9. Rush

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    Rip a card in half.
     
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    Am I the only one here who thinks Steve might have said the right thing when he was left a tip?
     
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    It might have been the tone of his voice as he was saying it, more like a sarcastic, demeaning way. This is how most of us view it since only the OP was there and experienced it.
     
  12. Matty Ice

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    Based on the previous comments...Yes you are. That is a customer service position. Tips should be appreciated.
     
  13. merlin

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    You tell us, how much did he "deserve"?
     
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    u wearing a Yankees hat? lol
     
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    calcuttaman Low-Roller

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    I never usually tip at the craps table as I'm usually a loser. I only ever tip when I leave. If I'm down, no tip. $2 - $10 tips depending on how much I've won.

    I have played LOTS of craps and blackjack. If I had to keep track of all the snarky craps dealers, pit bosses, blackjack dealers I would have lost count in 1990!
     
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    I'm of the opinion that every tip should be acknowledged, and snarky comments will end them(even if they're not directed at me). I've been around a long time, the best thing to do with bad dealers is leave, trying to "beat them", or win money just so you can stiff them, almost always fails, just go to another table.
     
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    the old guys are usually former players. About 40% helpful dealers. And 60% bitter SOBs. no middle ground.
     
  18. The Toddster

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    I wouldn't try to win money in order to stiff them but would simply give his sorry attitude back to him in spades. Personally, I like to see if I can make them loose their cool.
     
  19. tringlomane

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    Did you miss the part where he tipped while playing as well? Maybe Steve missed that part too.
     
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  20. God-Speed

    God-Speed "Live Life, Live It!"

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    Even though I don't play there, I know how you feel. Bad dealers will simply KILL the Table. This is one reason I will not ever play at Casino Royale. Hope your next trip is much better!!!
     
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