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Old 10-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #12451
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We had to go with a non-standard color for our biggest chip: it's a $300 chip.

$300 is the max bet allowed by state law in our table games.

If you thought dealing with non-standard COLORS was weird....
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:22 PM   #12452
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If you thought dealing with non-standard COLORS was weird....
I played in a room near Tampa with a 4-colored deck. Blue diamonds and green clubs.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:03 PM   #12453
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We had to go with a non-standard color for our biggest chip: it's a $300 chip.

$300 is the max bet allowed by state law in our table games.

If you thought dealing with non-standard COLORS was weird....
Does the $300 chip play on a poker table? I could see that being a challenge.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:39 AM   #12454
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We had to go with a non-standard color for our biggest chip: it's a $300 chip.

$300 is the max bet allowed by state law in our table games.

If you thought dealing with non-standard COLORS was weird....
My chip collection includes an $11 chip
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:28 AM   #12455
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Retail cashier tried to short me $100 on my cashout tonight.

Watch closely, friends!
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:07 PM   #12456
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My chip collection includes an $11 chip
Earlier this year I had a dream that I was working cashier at a the big-box store I was at during my early 20s. I remember nothing else except this reply to her reasons why she was paying with a $13 bill probably because I woke just after.:

"Come on lady! I realize that there are $23 and $42 denominations of bills but both you and I know this one is fake. What do you want me to do, lose my job?"
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:40 PM   #12457
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Dude once tried to pass a million-dollar bill at Walmart. Seriously.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:42 PM   #12458
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Dude once tried to pass a million-dollar bill at Walmart. Seriously.
Please tell me he was trying to buy a pack of gum and wanted the change back in all hundreds. In a duffel bag.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:04 PM   #12459
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-ma...ll-at-walmart/

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4489683/ns...bill-was-real/

Believe it or not, two different cases
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:07 PM   #12460
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The link says he was held on bond for $17,500. I wonder if the courts had change for $1 million.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:42 PM   #12461
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I'm honestly surprised that we don't have more issues with counterfeit bills in casinos. It happens every now and then and a memo goes around to make you watch for something new. But with the demand for speed in all phases of the casino world, I would expect people would be very successful in passing fake money. I know I never looked very closely at 100s when I was dealing.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:36 PM   #12462
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I'm honestly surprised that we don't have more issues with counterfeit bills in casinos. It happens every now and then and a memo goes around to make you watch for something new. But with the demand for speed in all phases of the casino world, I would expect people would be very successful in passing fake money. I know I never looked very closely at 100s when I was dealing.
Where I work (Canada) we've changed the types of bills/paper they're printed on a couple of times since I've been there. The series before the current one used to get fake $5 and $10 regularly. They were hard to tell just looking at them but anyone who regularly handled cash could tell instantly by touch. Local businesses started posting signs about no longer accepting $50/$100 bills but I don't think the casino ever saw more than a couple (if any).

We still occasionally see $1000 bills, but I'm not sure if they play or need to be changed. Tomorrow's stump the floor man question.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:52 PM   #12463
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those $1000 CDN bills are rare tho, im sure it would be legal tender still, but it would be retarded to use it as "$1000"
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:53 PM   #12464
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:37 PM   #12465
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Dude facing a big bet calls time (just letting everyone know that yes, he is aware that it's his turn). Drops a lime in his Corona, takes a swig, and settles back to deliberate.

After about 20 seconds, he takes another swig.

30 seconds later, it's clear that the logical part of his brain has decided to fold (he's lifting his cards, body language starting to relax), he just needs a few moments to sell that decision to the emotional part of his brain. I see this all the time, every down.

When he reaches for that beer a third time, I finally intervene: "Is the answer at the bottom of that bottle?"

He promptly folds.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:37 AM   #12466
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We all know he was folding, but the view of the guy who made the bet and probably wanted a call is probably not happy with you prodding his prey.
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:12 AM   #12467
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We all know he was folding, but the view of the guy who made the bet and probably wanted a call is probably not happy with you prodding his prey.


Yeah that's risky territory clocking a player basically.
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:46 PM   #12468
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Rereading my post, I can see why you're under that impression, so I'll clarify: his cards were halfway to the muck when I cracked wise. It wasn't a prompt as much as a scold.
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:28 PM   #12469
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Too late to edit: "scold" should read "light teasing".
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:33 PM   #12470
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Yeah that's risky territory clocking a player basically.
Remember when we didn't nitpick in the breakroom thread?

Let's go back to that.
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:43 AM   #12471
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Anyone know the reason behind the chip denomination rules in poker?

Meaning, in a blue chip ($1) game, only blues and whites ($100) play and are allowed on the table. No $2 or $5 etc chips allowed on felt. Same in the $8/16 which uses $2 chips - no fives allowed.

According to the players, I'm the only dealer who enforces this rule. Cue reaction scale from bewildered confusion to rage. Even some floormen turn out not to know the rule, though most in my room do, so back up can be sketchy.

I'm planning to go to the dealer training room on Monday to discuss - the flack has made me weary - but wondered if you've the same chip rule in your rooms and any clue as to what prompts it.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:21 AM   #12472
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Because they slow the game down.

For example, in 8-16, you can look at a bet and tell at a glance, WITHOUT THINKING, whether or not the correct amount is out there. Now a guy calls with a mix of red and other chips (because you can't make 8, 16, 24, or 32 with just $5 chips), and now it takes more than an unthinking glance--it requires the dealer to stop and think and calculate.

This delay is 1000% unnecessary, and 8-16 players who want to insist on their right to use red chips should be fired into the sun.

EDIT TO ADD: If you think I'm making a big deal about a minor delay, watch it snowball: some guy two spots away is betting out of turn, and players behind him follow mindlessly, and the dealer wasn't there to stop it because he's still back trying to figure how many yellows and blues go with three red chips to make $32...

EDIT AGAIN: the dealer has enough on his plate, keeping track of several things at once, without adding this 1000% needless distraction.

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Old 10-15-2017, 08:04 AM   #12473
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Because they slow the game down.

For example, in 8-16, you can look at a bet and tell at a glance, WITHOUT THINKING, whether or not the correct amount is out there. Now a guy calls with a mix of red and other chips (because you can't make 8, 16, 24, or 32 with just $5 chips), and now it takes more than an unthinking glance--it requires the dealer to stop and think and calculate.

This delay is 1000% unnecessary, and 8-16 players who want to insist on their right to use red chips should be fired into the sun.

EDIT TO ADD: If you think I'm making a big deal about a minor delay, watch it snowball: some guy two spots away is betting out of turn, and players behind him follow mindlessly, and the dealer wasn't there to stop it because he's still back trying to figure how many yellows and blues go with three red chips to make $32...

EDIT AGAIN: the dealer has enough on his plate, keeping track of several things at once, without adding this 1000% needless distraction.
It's not just about the thinking that takes time. It's the unnecessary change making that is the bigger time waste.

Also it can be very deceptive to players. In a 4 8 game a $4 bet in $1 chips is 4 chips. A raise using 1 $5 and 3 $1 chops is also 4 chips. Players in limit games tend to act fast and seeing 4 chips come out signals a call not a raise...

Also the traditional rational for spreading $4 $8 instead of $5 $10 is that we want more chips to make the pot look bigger, this falls apart if players are using larger denomination chips.

I have not dealt in a room which had a rule against having bigger chips on the table as long as thed player had enough of the smaller chips to use and would converge the bug chips if necessary.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:29 AM   #12474
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Anyone know the reason behind the chip denomination rules in poker?

Meaning, in a blue chip ($1) game, only blues and whites ($100) play and are allowed on the table. No $2 or $5 etc chips allowed on felt. Same in the $8/16 which uses $2 chips - no fives allowed.

According to the players, I'm the only dealer who enforces this rule. Cue reaction scale from bewildered confusion to rage. Even some floormen turn out not to know the rule, though most in my room do, so back up can be sketchy.

I'm planning to go to the dealer training room on Monday to discuss - the flack has made me weary - but wondered if you've the same chip rule in your rooms and any clue as to what prompts it.
Like they said it about overall game speed.

I mostly wanted to confirm that your players are correct however. Almost no dealer or floor in your specific casino enforces this rule.
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:24 PM   #12475
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We don't have such a rule, but I would be in favor of one if it was universally followed.
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