Real life got in the way for a while, but I'm back with more questions...
0. Floor men
Oh, you asked a floorman. Well, for the most part, the floormen I worked with were total greasy loser bastards, truly the Satan's taint of humanity. Their only job is to walk around and appear important and grub for tips. I'm not surprised at all that a floorman responded to you like that. I'm actually shocked that he even put full sentences together.
Well, the reasons I asked the floor was 1) the Chip-sitters always refer me to the floor, and 2) since the floor makes rulings at the table they should, in theory, know the rules. I'm not sure about floor people being Satan's taint, actually I have beers with a few.
I believe that the floorman has two main jobs, to supervise the dealers, and make rulings. As any poker reg knows, floormen are almost universally awful at making rulings, and I would usually be happier if we elected a couple table captains and ran our own game.
And yes, a lot of them are not the sharpest tools in the tool box. My friends in the restaurant business know better than to accept a "promotion" from server to petty manager, because this "promotion" means less money (generally no tips, never any overtime because you are "exempt"), worse hours ("exempt" again), and more BS (having to deal with bigger bosses directly). I seems to me that dealer to floorman is the pretty much the same kind of "promotion". This is a classic example of the "Peter Principle" in action.
And WTF about grubbing for tips. OK, read my lips, no tips for bosses. When they go around begging for tips, and any poker reg has seen it, it just makes me sad. I guess my question is why do they grub for tips, and why do their bosses allow it?
1. Equal Access
I'm still holding my breath for a response from A.G. Moonbeam or his hirelings. We know that the corporation is granted special perks. I'm not questioning the practicable utility of these perks, as they keep the game in action. And now that I understand it this a little better, a system where the corporation does get special perks is still infinitely better than house banked games.
But my question remains...why? If the law says there are no house banked games, shouldn't the corporation be treated just like any civilian player in every regard? And if that is the case, why and how legally do they get these special perks? Does anyone know of any law, rule, regulation, etc. that allows this special treatment?
2. New Games
I'm curious, how are new table games added to a cardroom. Typically, does a corporation go to the cardroom and propose adding a game, or does the cardroom decide to add a game and then selects a corporation?
Obviously the collections, playing rules, jackpots, and corporation perks can all be tweaked to make any game better (or worse) to the cardroom, corporation, or civilian player. I assume there is some kind of bargaining between the cardroom and corporation over the rules. How does that work?
And what about the proprietary games ("Caribbean Stud", etc)? Does the owner of the proprietary game make the necessary changes needed to fit the cardroom / corporation model?
3. The Freelance Corporations.
4. Rise of the Corporations.
5. Messing with the Games.
6. Playing as a Semi-pro.
7. Promoting these games.
8. Indian Casinos Opting Out.
9. Life as a Corporate Slave.
10. What's in the contract.
More to come...