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Old 09-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #13926
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Good to know that I might have to find 2 dealing jobs if I decide on Vegas. Sounds like a pain on the butt, but on the brightside, it's gotta be hard to point out with only 2 days every week.


Not sure anyone has ever been pointed out of this place. No one gets fired, unless you’re stealing.
I know some have been at this property for 11 years and they’re still extra board/on call dealers
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:15 PM   #13927
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Since MGM and Caesar's own like everything on the strip, I wonder if you get fired from a property (for a reason that's not criminal; writeups, attendance, etc.), does that blacklist you from getting hired at another property owned by the same conglomerate?
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:19 PM   #13928
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Since MGM and Caesar's own like everything on the strip, I wonder if you get fired from a property (for a reason that's not criminal; writeups, attendance, etc.), does that blacklist you from getting hired at another property owned by the same conglomerate?
In my room I have seen people fired from one job later get hired again.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:43 PM   #13929
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Like all things, depends on the reason.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:25 AM   #13930
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In my room I have seen people fired from one job later get hired again.
I worked at a Caesar's property and they would rehire people all the time who pointed out (or too many variances with the rack in poker), but there was a 6 month waiting period to be eligible again. I'm specifically thinking, if there was another Caesar's property across the street, would they have to wait 6 months to apply at that one?
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:42 AM   #13931
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For 20 minutes, this guy won't STFU. One player gets up and walks away from the table, without a word.

"Where is HE going?", asks chatty guy.

"Gift shop," I said. "Going to see if they sell earplugs."

***

"A lot of clubs out there," says a player not in the hand. He is quickly scolded by his neighbor. He insists there's nothing wrong with saying that.

I try to explain why it's not allowed, but I'm shouted down by most of the table, who see nothing wrong with commenting on something so obvious, especially at these small stakes.

Scolding Neighbor now has more people to scold, and he sets to work on that task with relish. I had his side at the start of this, but now he's just using "being right" as an excuse to be rude to people...and now one player is taking a hostile tone in return, and I can ignore these fools no longer.

"Somehow," I announce in my take-charge voice, "you have ALL managed to be wrong about this!"

***

The mixed game was on its last legs when I pushed in, my last down of the shift. Only two guys playing heads-up, and the only games in the mix were 2-7TD and Big O. Like every heads-up game ever held, the players were stationed at opposite ends of the table.

Both games require me to pitch 5 cards to each player, and swinging back and forth to pitch left me exhausted after the first hand! So on the 2nd hand, I tried something different: instead of pitching, I quickly counted out their hands on the felt in front of me, then handed each player his 5-card packet.

"What are you doing?", they both blurted, but they quickly saw what I was up to, and did not object. I dealt that way the rest of the down. IT WAS AWESOME. I got out 24 hands in 30 minutes--and we weren't playing hold'em! We played 8 hands of Big O, and 16 hands of 2-7TD!!! An *insane* pace for those two games!

One player was on a heater the whole time. He was in a good mood, and was loving how much I had sped up the game. He told me with his thick accent, "You are the most-smart dealer I have ever seen!"

The other guy was getting murdered while I was there, so he wasn't singing my praises--but he didn't object, which I took as a compliment.

When the push came, Heater Guy asked me to deal one more hand before leaving, to demonstrate to the incoming dealer my little innovation.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:38 AM   #13932
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Heads up isn't always done on opposite sides of the table. I've had them jammed into seats 1 and 2 before, unwilling to budge from being centered on their cup holders with their arms on the table.

I never really thought about why Chinese poker (standard 13 cards to each player all at once variety) was dealt the way you do it, but it makes sense to me now. It would be painfully slow and prone to card flips if we had to pitch out all 52 cards!
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:22 PM   #13933
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Heads up isn't always done on opposite sides of the table. I've had them jammed into seats 1 and 2 before, unwilling to budge from being centered on their cup holders with their arms on the table.

I never really thought about why Chinese poker (standard 13 cards to each player all at once variety) was dealt the way you do it, but it makes sense to me now. It would be painfully slow and prone to card flips if we had to pitch out all 52 cards!
Plus you can deal the next hand while they play the current hand.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:05 AM   #13934
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And get tapped out mid hand!
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:38 AM   #13935
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Sometimes I deal in a game where the drinks are comped, as long as you order from the server at the table, not at the close-by bar. This ensures that the person ordering is actually in the game.

Lady just cannot get this through her head. "The guy at the bar is screwing himself out of tips! Now I'm going to tip the server! Not him! He's just losing himself money!"

Of course, Lady is an idiot. Both the server and the bartender are very aware of who is being tipped what in such an arrangement. She's going to share the tokes, blah blah blah. But she just HAS to let the world know how much more she knows about the bartender's job then he does every time someone at the table orders a drink.

Why? Because poker players.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:19 AM   #13936
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YTF: Time!

PLAYER WHO ACTED OUT OF TURN: I can't see his cards when he holds them that way!

YTF: He's holding his, the exact same way you're holding yours.

PWAOOT: (does nothing to change the way he holds his cards... but stops complaining)
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:42 AM   #13937
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It occurred to me today that every time I've heard a player talk about how much dealers like them, it's been someone I dread dealing to. I've usually traded stories with other dealers about their antics already.

I was playing once when another player started talking about how dealers love him and it took all of my willpower to hold my tongue. I'd dealt to him once months ago in another room and still remembered every moment, it was so over the top annoying and disruptive. He was doing the same things to the dealers that night.
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:40 PM   #13938
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I've never heard a player boast about how much the dealers like them.

I *have* heard players boast about how well they tip. These are always players who tip very little, if at all.
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:56 PM   #13939
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I've never heard a player boast about how much the dealers like them.

I *have* heard players boast about how well they tip. These are always players who tip very little, if at all.
When I dealt table game there was one thing a player could say that guaranteed they were a stiff: "If I win, you win"

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Old 09-23-2018, 06:17 PM   #13940
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I've never heard a player boast about how much the dealers like them.

I *have* heard players boast about how well they tip. These are always players who tip very little, if at all.
I've heard it at least 4 times now, last night being one. From the guy who threw a tantrum and cursed me out the first time I dealt to him.

Definitely true about tips. I have one reg who likes to brag about tipping a dollar every single hand he wins. I guess he doesn't notice the 30% of hands he forgets because he's busy explaining how well he played the hand.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:41 PM   #13941
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I've never heard a player boast about how much the dealers like them.

I *have* heard players boast about how well they tip. These are always players who tip very little, if at all.
It often goes hand in hand with bragging about how well liked they are by management. I've noticed it's a trait I see way more often in day time regular players.

And when these players eventually wear out their welcome and get barred .... Nobody ever misses them.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:08 AM   #13942
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What is more difficult, playing good poker for 12 hours or dealing good poker for 12 hours? (I have played many long sessions. I am a new dealer and my first gig will be six 12-hour days. I am excited about the opportunity but admittedly a little apprehensive about how I will hold up.)
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:27 AM   #13943
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What is more difficult, playing good poker for 12 hours or dealing good poker for 12 hours? (I have played many long sessions. I am a new dealer and my first gig will be six 12-hour days. I am excited about the opportunity but admittedly a little apprehensive about how I will hold up.)
Definitely dealing, as it's physical/mental at the same time. Though I would hope you get plenty of breaks in that 12 hours, because your mind really needs time to refresh, especially as a new dealer. 12 hours sounds terrible though, I've never done more than 9 dealing poker. I'm guessing this is part of some tournament event?
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:41 AM   #13944
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I applied yesterday at basically every poker opening in Vegas I could find online (even less desirable downtown ones), don't feel too confident about it as there were not nearly as many places to apply to as I hoped. Like, MGM, for example, has all those properties and only one even has open applications for poker. I think I might have to switch back to Table Games if I want to get my foot into Vegas from out of state this time of year, as there are just so many more open positions for that.

Also applied to some in Florida on a lark, but not sure if I even want those gigs, most of them are in high COL areas.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:03 AM   #13945
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What is more difficult, playing good poker for 12 hours or dealing good poker for 12 hours? (I have played many long sessions. I am a new dealer and my first gig will be six 12-hour days. I am excited about the opportunity but admittedly a little apprehensive about how I will hold up.)
For most players playing 1 hour of good poker is impossible.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:27 AM   #13946
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when i worked in atlantic city you got a start time not an end time... at the 12 hour mark they had to ask you if you were willing to work more than 4 hours overtime... i move to vegas and dealers just walk out the door at the 8 hour mark even if it means we have to force break a game.

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Definitely dealing, as it's physical/mental at the same time. Though I would hope you get plenty of breaks in that 12 hours, because your mind really needs time to refresh, especially as a new dealer. 12 hours sounds terrible though, I've never done more than 9 dealing poker. I'm guessing this is part of some tournament event?
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:35 AM   #13947
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Assuming it is a tournament, those are easier than cash games. The action is slower, there's no rake or rack to manage, and players tend to follow the rules. I did 11.5 hours straight with no break once, it wasn't easy but we could run to the bathroom and get something to drink during player breaks. I think they brought pizza or something around at some point.

Just try to get a good night's sleep ahead of time, eat well, and don't rush. You'll be fine.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:00 PM   #13948
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Do tournament penalties carry across buyins in your room?
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:21 PM   #13949
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when i worked in atlantic city you got a start time not an end time... at the 12 hour mark they had to ask you if you were willing to work more than 4 hours overtime... i move to vegas and dealers just walk out the door at the 8 hour mark even if it means we have to force break a game.
Well that's one company. It's not my experience with most here.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:29 PM   #13950
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Do tournament penalties carry across buyins in your room?
If you mean can your penalty be served in a different tournament (like you commit an offense and bust out on the same hand) ... Then no .... Unless the penalty is that aren't allowed to play anymore.

But if I have a regular player who is a chronic violator then I see no reason why I can't be harsher in assessing penalties. In other words your not starting on penalty but you don't get the benefit of the doubt and I'll treat you as you've already been warned.
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