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Old 11-07-2018, 09:41 PM   #14126
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Im having a little pain on my left wrist, which holds the deck. Kind of random sharp pain about where you would find my pulse. Anyone know whats causing it?
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:27 PM   #14127
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:45 PM   #14128
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:05 AM   #14129
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:53 AM   #14131
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #14132
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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may increase gradually. Signs of CTS usually are first noticed at night. Common symptoms include burning, tingling or numbness in the palm of the hand and along the fingers, especially the thumb, index and middle finger. These feelings may intensify to the point where it becomes difficult to hold small objects or to make a fist. The pain associated with this condition can range from mild-to-severe


PS ... How about 'Guy on Button' who put in half his stack and is now holding the rest of his chips over the betting line waiting for his turn?
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:47 PM   #14133
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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may increase gradually. Signs of CTS usually are first noticed at night. Common symptoms include burning, tingling or numbness in the palm of the hand and along the fingers, especially the thumb, index and middle finger. These feelings may intensify to the point where it becomes difficult to hold small objects or to make a fist. The pain associated with this condition can range from mild-to-severe


PS ... How about 'Guy on Button' who put in half his stack and is now holding the rest of his chips over the betting line waiting for his turn?
If he can't feel a pulse, then maybe he is just dead inside already.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:31 PM   #14134
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:14 PM   #14135
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I found some humor playing the other day when the absolute slowest player on earth called the clock on another guy. How can you be so self-unaware. Guy is making a decision in a 300BB pot and still hasn't taken as much time as you do to decide to call or fold for $8...
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:52 PM   #14136
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I had a 5-minute floor call the other day.

On the flop, there's a raise to $68, and next player tanks. While tanking, guy who bet $68 asks me to count his bet again, he thought he put more out there. He was right, there was $80 ($2 chips, I was tired, cut out a few $12 piles that should've been $10 piles, etc).

OK, no damage done, no one has acted behind him. Back to the tanker, tell him it's $80, not $68.

He brings the game to a halt for a full minute, arguing that he should be allowed to call $68 if he wants. He wasn't budging, I had to call the floor.

Floor, of course, rules it's $80 to him. He argues more, tanks more, argues more. Again, we spent literally 5 mins on this. Finally he shoves for $102???

With a naked gutshot???

Which gets called.

And sends him home, grumbling about how he got screwed.

FML.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:20 AM   #14137
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I had a 5-minute floor call the other day.

On the flop, there's a raise to $68, and next player tanks. While tanking, guy who bet $68 asks me to count his bet again, he thought he put more out there. He was right, there was $80 ($2 chips, I was tired, cut out a few $12 piles that should've been $10 piles, etc).

OK, no damage done, no one has acted behind him. Back to the tanker, tell him it's $80, not $68.

He brings the game to a halt for a full minute, arguing that he should be allowed to call $68 if he wants. He wasn't budging, I had to call the floor.

Floor, of course, rules it's $80 to him. He argues more, tanks more, argues more. Again, we spent literally 5 mins on this. Finally he shoves for $102???

With a naked gutshot???

Which gets called.

And sends him home, grumbling about how he got screwed.

FML.
I know you like to embellish your stories, but this one seems like it's told as it happened.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:56 AM   #14138
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99% of my stories are 99% accurate. Some details are omitted for brevity.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:00 AM   #14139
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To be clear, this $68 guy kept saying, "But you're the dealer!", as if I should be held accountable for the difference. I wish I had asked him that directly. "So, what, you want to tell the guy who bet $80 that he can't bet $80? Or that he CAN bet $80, and everyone else has to call $80, but YOU get some sort of Dealer Error Discount???"

My response to his initial complaint was that if he hadn't tanked, he probably could've got in for $68! But since we corrected it before any action followed, he now had no shot.

This, of course, was a mistake on my part. Sure, it felt good for a sec--but he really dug in from that point on.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:23 AM   #14140
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I tried looking for a good bit of info for this but couldn't find any solid info.

I work at a small casino and they have an opening for dual rate day shift which became available a few weeks ago. Each week I'd be flooring 1-2 days and dealing the other 3-4. I've only been in the business for 5 months or so but after asking one of the dual rates about the position I was told many people already thought I'd be great for the spot when it opened. He said being new they can train me the right way unlike some of the other dealers that have been there a while that they think would cut corners. I've known these guys for years now from playing there before I got the dealing job and they all know me as a respectable trustworthy person.

As of right now I work part time swing shift. On average I work about 20 hours a week. It fluctuates depending on when I get forced out. All depends if the full timers EO. Obviously day shift is slower, but I also wouldn't get forced out so soon and I think I might make more money in the long run. I may make less per hour but getting more hours I'd probably take more home per week. It'd also be nice to have more of a social life compared to working nights.

I was wondering what you guys would recommend? I haven't spoke to my boss about it yet but I'm wondering reasons why it might be a bad idea before I do. I think it would be good to have the job experience in case I wanted to move elsewhere one day but idk.

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Old 11-10-2018, 10:04 AM   #14141
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There are a couple of things to think about here.

1). Full time job with benefits is a key. You didn't mention the issue of benefits but give that some weight. It's a huge pay bump.

2). Switching shifts. Well this is a personal decision. I have worked every shift and I find day shift the most difficult. Yes your life is more "normal" but I find day shift players to be the worst to be around. Your preferences may vary.

3). Dual rating. Dual rate is a weird position. One day your a supervisor the next day your a dealer. It can be difficult to balance. I have seen some people not really be able to handle the position because they think of themselves as being in charge one day and not in charge the next. I never think of myself as being in charge. Think of yourself as a supervisor of games not people.


Since I began dual rating I hate to deal. It's worked out for me because I rarely do deal anymore. But you can sometimes find yourselves in weird spots. I had a friend become very cold to me. She kept talking about how I was management and she couldn't trust me. It took awhile before I could get her to understand the difference between management and a supervisor (this is not a romantic relationship btw which of course brings up other issues).

Of course dual rating can open up other opportunities for you. In addition to not enjoying dealing anymore I find it getting harder as I get older. So this has given me the chance to gain floor experience to help me move to a non dealing job in the future. Perhaps that is not something that matters to you but give it some thought.

I don't know what the pay difference for you is. There was a time I could never have taken the pay cut involved in dual rating but dealing here is not what it once was. We are all making less than we used to here and our floor pay is among the best in the business so it's become less of an issue. But your situation may be different.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:56 AM   #14142
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When my room opened half the dual rates were straight out of dealer school. Many of them took to it right away and do great. Some are a little weak but there's still plenty of grunt work for them to do when they're flooring on busy nights.

I really don't see a big downside to going for this position. If you don't get it no big deal - you're new so nobody will view it as a failure if you are turned down. Your boss will know you're interested in more responsibility and may even start grooming you a tad for future openings.

If you do get it, it's a nice learning opportunity. Full time with benefits is huge in this industry, even if it is at a lower rate on the extra days. I don't know what your scheduling is like there but you may be able to request more or fewer floor shifts after you've done it a while. If you do apply at a different room it will look great on your resume even if you are only applying to be a dealer.

Best of all, you get to experience watching fellow casino employees who never acknowledged your existence before suddenly go out of their way to open doors for you when you walk in wearing a suit.

If you weren't a suit wearer before, take the time to read up online on how they are supposed to fit. Find one as close to the right size as you can and get it tailored. Proper fit is more important than brand.
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Old Today, 05:50 AM   #14143
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I heard The Never-Ending Story the other night:

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My friend was playing $1-3 NL in Vegas, and Phil Hellmuth sat in his game while waiting for a seat in a bigger game. Phil Hellmuth yelled at my friend!

Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!" Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!" Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!" Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!" Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!"Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!"Hellmuth had a set. My friend folded top two pair, and showed him. Hellmuth yelled him! He said, "No way you're folding that BS!"
My game came to a complete stop. I couldn't get the 6-seat to act on his hand, he was completely mesmorized by this story, couldn't get enough of it. There was no pulling him away from the story-teller, and no hope of the story-teller ever pulling out of this downward spiral.
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Dealing 1-2 NL the other day and an old man is sitting in seat 6. Preflop action.

Seat 3 is UTG: calls $2
Seat 4: folds
Seat 5: calls $2
Seat 6: (looking at his phone.)
Me: It's $2 to call, sir.
Seat 6: (still looking at his phone.)
Me: Sir, the action is on you. It's $2 to call.
Seat 6: (still looking at his phone.)
Me: Raps the table in front of seat 6. Sir!
Seat 6: (looks up, annoyed, still hasn't touched his cards. Reaches over to his side table and grabs his coffee, takes a sip, puts his coffee back down. Glares at me.) What's the rush? I'm thinking! (Finally looks at his cards) I fold!
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Question for the floors/stand-ups in here..What would you do if a dealer told you after a down that they were almost certain a player went south? Player in question is a regular so clearly knows the rules, also has a long history of being a prick to other players/staff. Situation was dealer thought the player came to the table with ~1000 (5 blacks), played and lost few hands, then pocketed at least 2 of the black chips.
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South/North spots are touchy, certainly easier to handle if you are still in the box but also understandable that a Dealer may want to stay out of the direct line of fire of a difficult Player.

'Almost' certain is difficult, if 'certain' I would come right over and ask the Player about the spot and see how it goes, even to the point of asking the Player to produce any chips 'out of play' at that point in time so it can be monitored going forward.

We had a recent discussion in a room where the Floors handle chips that they would refuse/limit the sale of black chips to this Player if they were going to play at smaller stake tables ... selling them green instead, so removal/additions would be more obvious. GL
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Question for the floors/stand-ups in here..What would you do if a dealer told you after a down that they were almost certain a player went south? Player in question is a regular so clearly knows the rules, also has a long history of being a prick to other players/staff. Situation was dealer thought the player came to the table with ~1000 (5 blacks), played and lost few hands, then pocketed at least 2 of the black chips.
I have the convenience of having access to go into surveillance and watch the video for myself, so I would simply go do that really quick and find out, but others can simply call surveillance and have them do the same thing but with less reliable results. If confirmed, confront the player and tell them they have to keep all chips on the table. If inconclusive, I would still pull the player aside and ask them if they had more black on the table prior and then make them replace the chips with a warning about the rule.
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I would investigate. That could be a call to surveillance. I would also look to see if we have a history of this with this player (check with other floors and we do in fact keep records of issues we have had with players).

If I conclude he did in fact go south. I'll have a conversation with him away from the table. If I think this is solved by making him but it back on the table I'll do that. If I think it warrants a stronger warning along with that I will make that warning. If it warrants a player could be asked to leave and be barred from playing but this would basically be at the point that management has decided the player will never comply with the rules of the room.
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