Originally Posted by pig4bill
Don't feel special. Bad dealers are being used everywhere. The only exceptions seem to be cash games, where they try to have competent dealers for stud or PLO.
There are plenty of good dealers around. Vegas is awash in unemployed or underemployed dealers. The WSOP also gets tons of applications from dealers all around the country. They choose to not have too many experienced dealers. I've known extremely competent dealers send in stellar resumes. They never even get called for auditions.
A lot of the dealers are fresh out of school. The WSOP was expecting an increase in traffic so they went from having almost 400 tables to 500 this year. With this they had to hire a ton of dealers (over 1100 this year). With the increase in other states opening new rooms when people get jobs there, they aren't going to leave them for a month and a half job at the series.
The fact you think they prefer new dealers over experienced is pretty funny. They pay all the dealers the same amount regardless.
Reason you get a lot of crappy dealers in the tourneys is because they are afraid to deal cash. They don't want to be responsible for making the mistakes, and they get berated a hell of a lot more than in tourneys. Any decent dealer normally goes for cash games anyway because if they are good they make a ton more money than tourney.