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Table Games How To Tip Your Dealer

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by HurricaneMikey, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    This happens to me as well, from time to time... but the funniest was when I had an A-8 vs. a dealer 6 & I doubled...the dealer and two other players all expressed their dismay that I would double with a 19. (3:2 DD, H17) . When I got a face card, the other players groaned that that was the dealer's 10... but she still busted with an 8-hit & everybody won...but I won double... pit comes by during the "commotion" and says to the dealer loud enough for all of us to hear, "Keep your eye on this guy (me) - he actually knows what he's doing."
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  2. TheBlackjackKing

    TheBlackjackKing Low-Roller

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    I doubled on a soft 20 before and actually saved the table from a dealer 21, and everyone shut up lol
     
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  3. ronc

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    I tip for excellent service. I don't tip, or stay at tables with, surly crews/dealers. Pretty much the same way as I tip wait staff or anyone else--the job is to provide service at an expected level. Meet/exceed that level and I will meet/exceed the level of tip that is the "norm" (whatever that is).

    I generally tip at craps while playing, both when winning or losing. Naturally, there are more tips when I am winning because I am at the table longer. For example, I lost a $400 buy-in at craps recently in what seemed like nanoseconds. There were some small tips, but I was felted so fast my head spun. I went to another table, took the next $400 to $2125 (cashed out @ $1925 but my darling wife had grabbed a couple of black chips for slot play). Lots more opportunities to tip and the dealers were very good. Red to green, then green to black, without asking...$25 pass line bet with $125 odds paid with 3 blacks, for example. My chip rack always had a nice distribution of chip levels.
     
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    As I warned a newbie player and the dealer who was doing it recently, don't judge the correctness of your play by the outcome of everyone else's cards. The newbie was asking about a hit/stand decision and the dealer showed him why he was right based on what she ended up drawing and how his taking or not taking the hit would have changed it. That's a sure fire sign of a dealer that doesn't know what they are talking about.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    That's one of those "as it turns out, your decision resulted in a good outcome for you."

    So many players seem to operate based on this fallacy - that there is a "proper" way to play that will - somehow - affect the card or cards yet to be dealt.
    I've talked myself blue in the face trying to explain to a friend of mine how incorrect he is to play with this kind of assumption.... no success... so, I just let him stew in his unjustified frustration... at one point, he was so sure a 10 was coming, that he stood with an A-5 against a dealer 6... when I reminded him that he could not bust by taking a hit, he actually got mad at me...and when the dealer made a hand & beat his "5", he got mad at me again.
     
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  6. Tree DA

    Tree DA High-Roller

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    lol i've been known to call people out for staying on a 6 (A5) before. I just assumed they were so uninformed about the game they were playing they didn't know they couldn't bust. It never occurred to me that they thought they were psychic.
     
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    I don't tell people how to play, but I do give a nudge here if I've been chatting with someone, because I think people don't realize that they can't bust. I don't say hit it, I just call out "you have a six" when they are about to make the decision and look like they might want to stay. They can ignore me if they want.
     
  8. RS50

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    Most Dealers and Cocktail Waitresses Love when I am there at the casinos, waitresses swing back every so often even before my drink is done, they remember the following days if they see me again, and know my preferences.

    I tip the cocktail waitresses $5 for alcoholic beverages, and 2$ for the coffee. As for the BlackJack Dealers my Tips are 30$-80$/hr Win or Lose on an average. Some days it makes me wonder if I would have broke even over my lifetime if I was conservative in my tipping.

    My last trip I earned Gold Status with MLife in 4 days of Playing BlackJack, the pit bosses usually are nice to me seeing that I tip generously. One pit boss even said that he was married to a cocktail waitress, and my consistently generous tips was kind of something that is very rare these days.

    I personally have a few dislikes with the BlackJack dealers (trust me I don't believe in superstition, and know a dealer cannot change the outcome), the only times that I get up and leave without saying a word, irrespective of the outcome:

    1). The ones that deal the card normally with their right hand, but every time I double or split, toss the card with their left hand (Any experienced dealers here that can explain this behavior?), it almost feels like they are trying to create some negative energy, I just hate it.

    2). The ones that act mean, maybe difficult to explain, but take your chips with that swooping action, kind of adding insult to injury. I like the ones that make you feel good even when you are losing.

    3). When you are having a wining streak, they pause to invite people to join the table, even the ones that were just watching and no intention of jumping in.

    This is my first post here, so pardon me if I made some mistakes.
     
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  9. demolition

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    Should I have tipped more? I was playing pia gow poker and had a$1 chip up for the dealers in the bonus bet and I hit a royal flush. That $1 tip turned into $150 for the dealers. I won a total of about $1200. I did not tip any more. I figure$150 was a good tip for them but it only cost me a $1.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    It is/was.
    You tipped $151 to the dealer... more than 10% of your win... more than enough.

    Now, I will say that, when I make a bet like that for the dealers & it hits, I continue to play it for them until it loses...which is usually (but not always!) the very next hand.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    When I play 3-card poker, I tip about $10 an hour, $1 at a time bet on the Pair-Plus for the dealer.
    There was this one gal who, after making $41 on my straight-flush, had the nerve to ask me, "Is that it?" after scooping up her tip.
    I told her that "a 20% tip is pretty damned good, and, yeah - that's it." (And it was...I stopped tipping after that bit of snark from her.)
     
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