Originally Posted by bigtex21
I can tell you that Jimmy has been thinking about leaving poker for over a year, both he and Teresa have grown tired of traveling and with them becoming grandparents this was the deciding factor. He has been going to auctions, estate sales and even buying storage lockers for the past year. He got his auctioners license and has leased 2 buildings for doing auctions near Memphis about 10-15 miles from his home. The 3% and the $10 addon is split between the dealers and the staff at 70-30%.
Even if that is true this is shady as hell.
I register for the tournament, pay my money, and expect X starting chips because its a WSOPC event.
I show up at the table and don't have a full starting stack?
This isn't how you handle staff add ons.
The only reason I can think of for doing it this way is that you are a contractor trying to pull one over on the host of the tournament, the players, the dealers, or all of them.
I'm not entirely opposed to a staff add on as long as the amount is reasonable, the dealers get a fair portion, and its understood I won't be tipping if you take 3% and a staff add on.
The problem is generally you have to ask 9 different people to find out where the money is going and subsequently if/how you should tip.
Last edited by TheJacob; 02-05-2012 at 01:58 AM.