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Old 07-30-2010, 12:24 AM   #26
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Re: The Breakroom: low-content gaming employee chatter thread

so you need an approval or swipe if you call out 400 but not if you type it into the system, that really makes no sense
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:22 AM   #27
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Here is a story that happened to a dealer I know:

He was dealing a 1/2 NL table which had a player on it that most people, dealers and players, have a hard time getting along with. Usually very sarcastic and bitter towards others.
On this particular day, she was more difficult than usual. One of the other players at the table eventually asked her a question.

Him: "Ma'am, do you have any children?"
Her: "Yes, I have a 14 year old boy and a 17 year old girl."
Him: (puzzled expression) "Are they twins?"
Her: (annoyed expression) "What part of '14 years old and 17 years old' sounds like twins?"
Him: "Well, I was just confused. I can't imagine any man wanting to **** you twice."

At this point, steam and smoke begin to billow out of her every pore.
"WHAT!?! I WANT THE FLOOR OVER HERE RIGHT NOW, DEALER!"

Dealer: "Yes, ma'am I can do that. But if I do, I will have to re-tell that entire story to the floor. Would you like for me to do that?"

Her: (still beet red) "Well, uh....Just deal!"

Still a classic all these years later.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:27 AM   #28
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That is awesome.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:19 AM   #29
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Someone PMed me and wanted the following story posted anonymously, the following are not my words.

"We've been live for 2 weeks now (not even a full two weeks), and we have blackjack I-tables (not every table, just some of them are I tables)... they read the cards, and have a little computer display in front of each player to let them know point totals, let them bet, and everything... so it is a dealer's dream. We just deal. We don't pay, don't take, just deal. When a customer buys in, we call out the amount, and punch that amount into the terminal and it shows up electronically then we drop the cash. We need approval above 300 and a supervisor swipe above 400.

Well, a new dealer decided she was going to give some subsidies. Her friend came to the table and would buy in for 100 and she would give like 125. I guess she was testing the place. Well, she finally went for the "big score" a few days ago. A friend bought in for 100 and she put in 400, called out 100, dropped the money and went on her way dealing.

She thought she got away with it until the State Police showed up in the break room.

Oh yeah, they had been watching her for days. She's up on felony charges now."
Now that is dumb. Without knowning what room this happened in or anything else about the room, I am sure the chance that the drop from a table would not be matched against the amount entered into the computer at the same table at < 1/100. She was being watched after night 1.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:56 AM   #30
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Wow I got a warning for posting a story in here by a mod? So beware about what you post I guess even though this thread was a great/funny idea.

Apparently it is against the rules to tell a story about working in a casino? Even if you do not mention any names of where you work?

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:02 AM   #31
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Question for the dealers:
Tonight I was playing 4-8 and one of the players was splashing the pot over and over, and the dealer told him to stop. Player got pissed off and after several snide comments finally shut up.
At she was getting pushed, the player says something to the effect of "you are lucky to be getting tipped here, if you weren't here you would giving hand jobs" in a racist way. I suspect both dealers heard but didn't say anything.
I was torn between calling the floor, to try to get the guy tossed, and letting it go. I wasn't sure if they would want me calling the floor since they ignored it themselves. I am also not much for drama and don't really want this guy hating me in my regular room when frankly it had nothing to do with me.
What do i do here?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:21 AM   #32
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I doubt the dealers heard that because if they had you can bet they would have probally called the floor I know I would have. Also a reason to not splash the pot is because in say a 4/8 limit game if you splash and all I see is 6 of your 8 dollar bet you would be required to toss in another 2 bucks to complete the call. It is just a bad idea to splash.

I have been known, more than once, to make people put more money in the pot because I could not tell the exact amount they had put in.

Usually only takes one time of having to make someone put in more money to complete a call they might have already completed to fix the problem though.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:59 AM   #33
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That's right, surveillance actually caught something going on in a poker game without being prompted and action was taken. Has that ever happened in another cardroom ever?
I'll just pass on the story as told to me...

The phone rings in the poker room and it's the surveillance supervisor calling to report a problem. "The dealer on table 3 is not dropping the rake--we recommend you take disciplinary action." "Ahem... table 3 is a TOURNAMENT TABLE!"

Surveillance catching the dealer screwing up the rake is pretty common in Vegas, at least in some rooms. I've heard a couple tales of dealers getting dinged because surveillance found they were under-raking somewhat regularly.

It will be news when surveillance calls down to the poker room to report the dealer screwed up the side pot calculation and player 3 is owed $30 by player 2.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:08 AM   #34
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Alright I've got a few of those. This one's about a cheating dealer.

The rake in the room was 3 bucks, and the JP drop was another 2 bucks. It was required to color up the drop so that the 2 dollar jackpot drop would be a single 2 dollar pink chip, and the rake would be a pink 2 dollar chip and a white 1 dollar chip. What this dealer would do is color up the jackpot drop and rake and leave it all next to the rake drop, then when the hand was over if she received a tip, she would drop the rake as normal, and then she would take the tip and the 2 dollar JP drop chip and drop them in her box. I never saw her do this, the morning regs she dealt to have one foot in the grave, and I guess she never did this while the floor was looking. It was surveillance that actually caught her. That's right, surveillance actually caught something going on in a poker game without being prompted and action was taken. Has that ever happened in another cardroom ever?

I usually started 4 or 5 hours after this girl, and before we found out she was a thief I would make comments to her like "wow, had a good morning huh?" and you know what she would say? "Yeah, I just got lucky." Lucky my ass.

I remember covering for her shift once because I thought, "Man, she always does really well in the mornings!" Somehow I didn't exactly have her success. Now I know why.

The day she was caught it was early in the morning, and by a twist of fate she was the only dealer on duty dealing to the only game going. A flurry of gaming officials and security came in and said to the floor "We need her off that game, NOW." They had to pull the lid and lock it up (This casino did not allow floormen to deal in a pinch.)

I will never understand thieves.
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I'll just pass on the story as told to me...

The phone rings in the poker room and it's the surveillance supervisor calling to report a problem. "The dealer on table 3 is not dropping the rake--we recommend you take disciplinary action." "Ahem... table 3 is a TOURNAMENT TABLE!"

Surveillance catching the dealer screwing up the rake is pretty common in Vegas, at least in some rooms. I've heard a couple tales of dealers getting dinged because surveillance found they were under-raking somewhat regularly.

It will be news when surveillance calls down to the poker room to report the dealer screwed up the side pot calculation and player 3 is owed $30 by player 2.
I would not bet on it being surveillance that caught this woman. In rooms where tokes are taxed the management sees the amount and can tell if someone is stealing. Then it is just a matter of catching them.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:21 AM   #35
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If a dealer gets is caught stealing over here, which is extremely rare, they're on the front page of the paper the next day with a black bag over their head. Then they go to jail. It's a nice deterrent.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:43 AM   #36
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I doubt the dealers heard that because if they had you can bet they would have probally called the floor I know I would have. Also a reason to not splash the pot is because in say a 4/8 limit game if you splash and all I see is 6 of your 8 dollar bet you would be required to toss in another 2 bucks to complete the call. It is just a bad idea to splash.

I have been known, more than once, to make people put more money in the pot because I could not tell the exact amount they had put in.

Usually only takes one time of having to make someone put in more money to complete a call they might have already completed to fix the problem though.
You don't count the pot to figure it out?
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:51 PM   #37
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I would not bet on it being surveillance that caught this woman. In rooms where tokes are taxed the management sees the amount and can tell if someone is stealing. Then it is just a matter of catching them.
A gaming official I am friends with told me that they were checking something else on the game and saw the dealer stealing. Whether that's the truth or not I can't say.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #38
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You don't count the pot to figure it out?
Not always practical.

I can see the floor making such a ruling "No dealer, do not take the time to count down that pot over 100 dollars. You there, DB player, place enough chips in front of you to complete the call or fold your hand."

Dealer doing it on his own is odd though imo.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:31 PM   #39
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Love this thread, love these kinds of stories. I'm not a casino employee, nor do I play one on TV, but I enjoy my rare visits to LV and the Bike here in LA.
Thanks a lot for these stories!
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:46 PM   #40
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Alright, it's my monday morning. Time to burn, turn, and earn.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:24 AM   #41
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Wow I got a warning for posting a story in here by a mod? So beware about what you post I guess even though this thread was a great/funny idea.

Apparently it is against the rules to tell a story about working in a casino? Even if you do not mention any names of where you work?
Maybe you should read the reason for your warning or infraction if you get another one. I don't want to derail this thread with a discussion about warnings; I'd suggest you take that up with the mod who gave it to you, although I think that would be a waste of time in this case since it was pretty clear-cut, and not at all for the reasons you have stated. I just wanted to clear that up so other posters wouldn't fear they'd get warnings or infractions just for telling stories.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:22 AM   #42
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Not a dealer but i read this on dicedealer, supposed to be downtown LV craps from the 70's

"A player bets $2.25 outside and the agitated dealer says: "For six hours already! ........Here, you want $2.25 outside? Go get it! (as he throws the chips outside on Fremont street!)"

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Old 08-01-2010, 03:48 AM   #43
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Wild games tonight.

I'm working overtime and push into a 4/8 with a full kill. A guy says he's going to play and raise blind AND he's going to win 5 in a row doing it and then go home. He raised every bet. He reraised every raise. Bet out every street if no bet yet.

He won 4 in a row. Blind. HUUUUUUUUGE pots. He got outkicked on the 5th hand by one pip.

And the happy ending, he toked good.





Isn't it funny how things like new chips or new table layouts put you in a better mood at work? We've been getting layouts replaced on all the tables the past week. Nice and new.

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:29 AM   #44
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I just got told a funny story tonight about one of our dealers who doesnt work here anymore.

He was middle aged and liked to dabble in illicit substances. One night while he was dealing blackjack he is showing a 10 rolls another 10 and proceeds to hit it twice drawing 2 face cards.

His players are shocked that he just hit a 20 twice to get a total of 40.... then looks at them and say what... I broke.... and pays them.

The eye in the sky called down and was like WTF they pulled him off the game and sent him home. He didnt work there long after that.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:55 AM   #45
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Yeah it's always amazing to me the amount of people that get fired for not passing random drug tests. Like you didn't know you couldn't do drugs when you started here you ****ing idiot? I have no sympathy for the druggies.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:34 PM   #46
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Wild 1-2 game.

There's this crazy action player in seat 9 right next to the drop box. As the night goes on and he gets drunker, he becomes fascinated with the drop. Eventually he asks if he can pull the slide on the next hand.

I say "Sure, why not?" What could go wrong, right?

When the time comes I tell him "Now!" and the chips drop! He's now like a toddler with a new toy. Every hand "Can I do it again?!" The whole table is cracking up at his silly behavior.

A while later I notice him putting all his chips into one big stack (about 300 in red and green). As I shuffle up the next hand, he moves the whole stack onto the drop slot. He looks at me with a drunken, mischievous smile and says "What would happen?"

I say "You lose all your chips. End of story. Now take them off of there!"

I turn to the left and start to pitch cards when I hear the SNAP of the slide being pulled! I look back and he is staring in bewilderment at the space where all his chips had just been. He yells "NO! GET THEM OUT OF THERE!"

The whole table is nearly falling out of their seats in laughter. Just the look on his face! Complete shock at what he just did. The floor told him he had been warned and his money was gone.

REBUY!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:49 PM   #47
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Hilarious!


Just heard over the loudspeaker today, "Victoria Secret, please meet your party at the players club."
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:19 PM   #48
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Great stories in this thread made my ****ty day a little brighter... thanks.

I had one of those days... just could never get into a rhythm... maybe because I was running relief between BJ and Three Card poker. Just kept making little mistakes and just having a bad day.

One bright note... in my last rotation, I tapped out the Three Card Poker dealer and learned that she had dealt two straight flushes to this guy at the table. When I get there, he gets up. About 5 minutes later, his wife sits down and on the second hand.... straight flush. They won over 3K on the Pair Plus alone. It made my day a little brighter.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:15 PM   #49
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Yeah it's always amazing to me the amount of people that get fired for not passing random drug tests. Like you didn't know you couldn't do drugs when you started here you ****ing idiot? I have no sympathy for the druggies.
One place I worked had to fire 3/4ths of the craps dealers on swing after round of drug testing. It took weeks to process all the new hires, with lots of empty craps tables in that time that could have been making money for the house. That was the end of mass drug testing at that property. After that, one person from each department was "randomly" selected. One guy in our department runs bad, because he was the "random" selection every year for the seven years I worked there. I guess they wanted to be sure they "randomly" selected someone who was likely to pass the test.
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Hilarious!


Just heard over the loudspeaker today, "Victoria Secret, please meet your party at the players club."
Heard this one once: "Attention: To the person who lost $5000 in $100-bills, wrapped in an orange rubber band. Please come to the security desk...we found your rubber band."
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