Originally Posted by pig4bill
Most of that does not describe real prop players. Prop players are directed by the casino to play in specific games. I've never seen anybody that identified themself as a prop in Vegas. Maybe they aren't required to. In California they have to wear a badge.
I'm sure the rules vary from place to place, but in some rooms dealers may have to sit in or leave certain games if they're playing on the clock. I remember seeing dealers getting booted out of games at Luxor when the table filled up and got a list.
As far as identifying props goes, they're required to tell people they're props if asked. I saw this happen with a prop at the Hilton, but he wore no badge or uniform other than his hoodie, ipod, and sunglasses.