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11-14-2021 , 11:14 AM
When I get a bank fill I like to overload the well with white chips. I figure I'll be making a lot of change and that the bank will be easily countable/manageable by the time the next dealer replaces me at the table.

Here's my question.

Why is it that as soon as I get my fill, all of the players decide "now is a good time for me to put out my $5 bet in all whites"? They were perfectly content to load up on piles of whites in their own chip stacks before. Is there an unspoken conspiracy???
11-14-2021 , 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by bolt2112 Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
Why is it that as soon as I get my fill, all of the players decide "now is a good time for me to put out my $5 bet in all whites"? They were perfectly content to load up on piles of whites in their ow chip stacks before. Is there an unspoken conspiracy???
I don't have an explanation but I'm pretty sure this phenomenon is related to asking for ones to pay the waitress only when you're low, instead of just asking for change.
11-14-2021 , 12:36 PM
I think it's the same reason why you get one person calling with 5 whites, then the next calling with all whites, then the next, then a raise to 25 with 10 whites. All they see is "Hey look, white chips! I bet I have a bunch I want to get rid of.

Is the reverse better? I get a fill in a 2-4 limit game. Everyone waits until it comes then says "Hey, can I get 40 white?" "Can I get 100 white"? Now I need another fill. You couldn't have asked for them when I was telling the chip runner what I needed???
11-14-2021 , 01:25 PM
When are the best times during a hand to ask for whites? I try to wait until after all cards are dealt if I need them "immediately".

Normally don't ask waitress for change unless a tourney.
11-14-2021 , 01:47 PM
Brand new 2/5 game. Player arrives with a rack of $500 in red. He asks for change and gets two $2's and a $1, I assume because he'll be ordering a drink. Players settle in, first hand is dealt, limped to this player who dutifully calls with the two $2's and the $1. Humans are fascinating creatures.
11-14-2021 , 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by machi5 Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
Brand new 2/5 game. Player arrives with a rack of $500 in red. He asks for change and gets two $2's and a $1, I assume because he'll be ordering a drink. Players settle in, first hand is dealt, limped to this player who dutifully calls with the two $2's and the $1. Humans are fascinating creatures.

Clearly he was making sure you had change in your first pot. Not all heroes wear capes Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1


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11-14-2021 , 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pwnsall Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
When are the best times during a hand to ask for whites? I try to wait until after all cards are dealt if I need them "immediately".
Other dealers might have another answer, but for me any time the action is NOT ON YOU and I'm not actively doing something else at the time like counting out a bet or pushing a pot.

Players always get confused when I suggest they shouldn't throw chips towards the pot when action is on them unless they're betting/calling/raising.
11-16-2021 , 09:23 AM
I liken the 'white chip' behavior to the same thing that happens to the bottom of a bag of chips, cereal or the pitcher of lemonade (or the last 4 rotations of toilet paper). No one wants to deal with having to throw away the container or making new. So the portion sizes get smaller as you get to the bottom of the container.

Or it's just a human impulse to 'protect' items that may becoming scarce .. so when there's an abundance of something they feel more free to 'use' the supply, knowing there's replacements near by. GL
11-24-2021 , 04:44 AM
Due to a rotation mixup I had to deal $5/$10 game for two downs. Normally this is a really bad beat, but the game was actually pretty good so no complaints.

Anyway, there was one non-regular player who was constantly staring down his opponents. I am not talking about looking at his opponents for a tell, but actively trying to intimidate them by just openly staring at them with an unblinking look through the whole hand. I am sure this works well for him at some games but it was not working well for him at this game. The other players at first ignored it but after a while they started to openly mock him.

A couple of comments involve asking him if he behaves like that in bathrooms and other sexual stuff.

One hand involved a player raising, he called, then both blinds called. 4 to the flop. Initial raiser bets out on the flop, Stare Guy raises and starts his act of trying to intimidate the bettor by staring at him. Small blind folds, but then the big blind sits there for a few seconds without doing anything. The whole time Stare Guy is looking at the initial bettor without blinking. Finally, big blind speaks up and tells Stare Guy that he is feeling left out and wants his attention so he puts in a huge raise. Initial raiser thinks for a few seconds and folds. Stare Guy sheepishly folds.

A few hands later Stare Guy is involved in a hand with a player and puts out a bet and proceeds with his stare. The other player sits quietly for a few seconds then suddenly out of nowhere holds his hands up to his ears, waves them, sticks out his tongue, and makes a funny face (think of what someone would do to a baby in a bassinet). He does this while throwing out a raise. Everyone starts laughing and Stare Guy folds.

Finally, the funniest moment of the double down was near the end. Stare Guy gets involved with a player who checks to him on the flop. Stare Guy bets and starts staring. His opponent then goes into the tank. He keeps shuffling chips while shifting around in his chair and making different type of thinking faces. Finally the player sits still for a long time, maybe a minute or more. He suddenly leans to the side and lets out a really long and really loud fart. The fart goes on for like 20 seconds. Everyone is quiet for like 10 seconds afterwards then the whole table starts cracking up. The player laughs and says he has been holding that is for a few minutes just waiting for the opportunity to release it properly. Then he folds.

I don't think I have openly laughed as much as I did while dealing in a really long time.

Best (two) down in a while.
11-25-2021 , 06:43 PM
Every year I worked on Thanksgiving the casino offered a turkey dinner for the staff. Is this standard, or have I been lucky (until this year)?

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11-25-2021 , 07:01 PM
It's pretty standard to have some sort of upgraded meal on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The upgrade might still be crap, but it will at least be something different.

I haven't been in yet but they did say there would be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
11-25-2021 , 10:11 PM
Having experienced food poisoning in the past from the Thanksgiving employee "meal" I stay far away from it.

Actually I started bringing my own food all the time now, for various reasons.
11-26-2021 , 06:34 PM
Although my casino is too small for a cafeteria-style EDR (we just have a soda machine, cereal, a microwave, and some outsourced refrigerated and snacky things we can pay for) they do sometimes feed us and I thought I recalled a turkey-and-trimmings meal in the past Thanksgiving I worked.

I didn't expect it to be gourmet or anything, I was just driving from my FT job to the PT dealing job and while I do that all time, I usually grab something on the commute and that was difficult on a day where everyone is closed.

I wound up eating a chicken salad and salad greens packaged item. But I made $450 dealing so the generosity of the players more than made up for it in the end and I am making my first turkey tomorrow when we're all off work.

      
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