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Old 08-04-2010, 02:40 PM   #101
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matt and johnny, I don't mind paying more fees, that are disclosed on the receipt, and not collected in cash at the table, but when I do pay all the fees, I should get what I'm paying for. Gsr charged well over 20% in fees for events that played out in less than 7 hours including breaks, and had a main event with 45 min levels.

Like you said, you can't have it both ways.

Its ok to charge a reasonable fee for these bad structured turbos, but when you tack on fee after fee, more play should result.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:16 PM   #102
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This is such a scumbag/greedy answer.

This is like saying " I'm going to charge X$ for a product that's a 1000% markup from what it actually cost, but it's fair, because people will pay that price"

Please, gtfo.

You probably think it's okay for vendors to charge $6 for a soda at a baseball game/movie because it's "fair"
We will agree to disagree on the first point, unless you can tell me what a fair price would be.....

Point 2, of course its fair... please tell me u dont think people pay 5,000 for a Louis Vuitton bag because that what it's worth.... Of course its a fair price, that's how markets work.

As for the vendors at a game or theater, once again, if people will pay it, it's a fair price. Who are you , or I , or anyone who doesn't own a movie theater, to say what a fair price is. Do I like paying that price, NO. If I want a soda do I pay it.... It all depends on how bad I want the soda
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:17 PM   #103
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Can the casinos just ****ing pay the dealers a salary. **** I hate feeling like a scumbag because "if u don't tip, then how will dealers live", u know what dealers, go take it up with management and strike.

To make 60k/yr dealing (40hrs/52weeks), they have to get paid 30 an hour. There are very few dealers (maybe like 1%) that deserve this type of pay.
This is precisely what I didnt want to see this thread get to.....
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:19 PM   #104
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At the movie theater? No, because i'm not a total moron. I just choose not to pay it.

However, it doesn't make it right or fair to charge something with a 1000x markup. Especially for something that isn't good for us.

Jesus, we're paying people to slowly poison ourselves every day.
Once again, right and fair are subjective.

Is it ok to pay a 1,000% markup for vitamins, they are certainly good for us..... Why does that make any difference.

If you feel that strongly about it, don't pay to poison yourself....
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:21 PM   #105
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matt and johnny, I don't mind paying more fees, that are disclosed on the receipt, and not collected in cash at the table, but when I do pay all the fees, I should get what I'm paying for. Gsr charged well over 20% in fees for events that played out in less than 7 hours including breaks, and had a main event with 45 min levels.

Like you said, you can't have it both ways.

Its ok to charge a reasonable fee for these bad structured turbos, but when you tack on fee after fee, more play should result.
What if they are disclosed on the schedule of events, a structure sheet, and a sign at the registration desk that notifies each player of the dealer fee?
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:24 PM   #106
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Can the casinos just ****ing pay the dealers a salary. **** I hate feeling like a scumbag because "if u don't tip, then how will dealers live", u know what dealers, go take it up with management and strike.
The casino, or any business does not pay their employees. All laboe costs, as well as any other cost is borne by the purchasers of their goods or services. Sure, casinos could pay a salary, but that cost would be passed along to the players through rake, portions of the prize pool, or........ A bonus chip toke.....
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:41 PM   #107
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What if they are disclosed on the schedule of events, a structure sheet, and a sign at the registration desk that notifies each player of the dealer fee?
simply for tax purposes they need to be on the receipt too
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:14 AM   #108
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What if they are disclosed on the schedule of events, a structure sheet, and a sign at the registration desk that notifies each player of the dealer fee?
They basically held you up for cash once at the table for the dealer fee. They were Hawking a 120 super but failed to mention you had to pay more once u got to your table.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:16 AM   #109
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The casino, or any business does not pay their employees. All laboe costs, as well as any other cost is borne by the purchasers of their goods or services. Sure, casinos could pay a salary, but that cost would be passed along to the players through rake, portions of the prize pool, or........ A bonus chip toke.....
Or maybe the owners could stop making billion dollar salaries, and only million dollar salaries.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:20 AM   #110
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I always thought casinos paid their employees.... hmmm
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:28 AM   #111
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Or maybe the owners could stop making billion dollar salaries, and only million dollar salaries.
I dont think any gaming CEO has a billion dollar salary.....
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:29 AM   #112
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I always thought casinos paid their employees.... hmmm
Directly they do, but indirectly, they pay their employees from fees and revenue that they bring in.....From the players....
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:34 AM   #113
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Johnny are u still at the beau? Are they going to a dealer bonus? If so, is it disclosed up front when u register on the receipt, or is it paid in cash at the table.
Also do the dealers get all or a portion of it
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:39 AM   #114
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The casino, or any business does not pay their employees. All laboe costs, as well as any other cost is borne by the purchasers of their goods or services. Sure, casinos could pay a salary, but that cost would be passed along to the players through rake, portions of the prize pool, or........ A bonus chip toke.....
everthing in this post blew my mind.
those poor casino owners.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:26 AM   #115
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I dont think any gaming CEO has a billion dollar salary.....
I was being facetious, clearly.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:28 AM   #116
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Directly they do, but indirectly, they pay their employees from fees and revenue that they bring in.....From the players....
You misunderstand the words 'cause' and 'prerequisite.'

Yes, players giving the casino money is a prerequisite to having the employees getting paid.

The cause of the employees getting paid is a contract made between the casino and employee, and has nothing to do with the player (outside of tips).
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:30 AM   #117
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Johnny are u still at the beau? Are they going to a dealer bonus? If so, is it disclosed up front when u register on the receipt, or is it paid in cash at the table.
Also do the dealers get all or a portion of it
I am at the Beau. We do a dealer toke on any event with a buy-in less than $500, simply because the standard withhold amount in a $300 tournament makes it very difficult for the traveling dealers to make a living.

As far as the breakdown, our standard is 70/30 on all withheld money. The bonus chip toke is listed on the schedule of events, on the structure sheet at the registration desk, the registration staff collects the fee and explains it to each player, and a sign that notifies players that all events with a buy in smaller than $500 will have an optional dealer toke.

It is not on the receipt, but we put an ink stamp on the receipt to indicate payment.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:32 AM   #118
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everthing in this post blew my mind.
those poor casino owners.
Oddly enough, those poor casino owners (in most cases) are stockholders. Most casino companies are publicly traded stocks....
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:36 AM   #119
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You misunderstand the words 'cause' and 'prerequisite.'

Yes, players giving the casino money is a prerequisite to having the employees getting paid.

The cause of the employees getting paid is a contract made between the casino and employee, and has nothing to do with the player (outside of tips).
Semantics aside, we both understand that the cost of the labor IS borne by the players, whether directly (through tips) or indirectly (through wages, paid by the company, from the revenue, which comes from the players).

Lets just say that we decide to pay the dealers $15 per hour. As they now are paid minumum wage, obviously that would be a significant increase in cost. Would the casino bear this cost and reduce profits? Obviously not.... they would raise prices.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:13 AM   #120
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Lets just say that we decide to pay the dealers $15 per hour. As they now are paid minumum wage, obviously that would be a significant increase in cost. Would the casino bear this cost and reduce profits? Obviously not.... they would raise prices.
Didn't they already raise the price by adding the dealer toke?
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:05 AM   #121
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Didn't they already raise the price by adding the dealer toke?
Yes. This was to pay for the increase in labor costs. The deepstack events can cause as much as a 50% increase in the number of downs required to deal a tournament. This causes a significant drop in the pay for traveling dealers, and when added to the cost of travel and hotel rooms, it makes the job less viable.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #122
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Yes. This was to pay for the increase in labor costs. The deepstack events can cause as much as a 50% increase in the number of downs required to deal a tournament. This causes a significant drop in the pay for traveling dealers, and when added to the cost of travel and hotel rooms, it makes the job less viable.
So the entire pay increase is paid by the players, rather than a multi billion dollar corporation?

Why can't the casinos just pay poker dealers a fair wage. Their job brings in plenty of other revenue not directly obtained from a given poker tourney.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #123
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What we have learned from this thread

1. TD's need to make sure that %'s, bonus chips, entry fees are properly written on receipts, structure sheets, and payout areas.

2. Though it it sometimes called a dealer add-on it is often going to both the dealers and the staff.

3. Structures are for the most part much better than they were 5 years ago.

4. Deep Stack tournaments cost more money to staff demand more dealer downs.

5. Though highly unlikely it would be nice if casinos would help subsidize dealers even though the players are the ones demanding longer structures.

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Old 08-05-2010, 07:34 PM   #124
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I know you may not believe or understand this but there are MANY people that feel that tournaments are too long and prefer to play in turbos and what I agree are total crapshoots ala GSR.

You are actually fighting on both sides of this issue Allen so I think you need to pick one and stick with it.
Yeah, this is me. Just a few years ago I used to be able to go down to Binion's and play a $100 tourney that would be over in 4 hours. And that's if you stayed to the end. Now it is 8 and 10 hours. No effing way, man. That's not fun, and its not profitable. Too many chips, too many levels, and the levels are too long. I'll play some of Savage's non-nlhe events, but I'd play more if the damn tourneys didn't take so long.

In 2008 I swore off the rest of the WSOP after playing LHE for 18 hours and not cashing in a 3k event. I'm wtf man. How much "play" do you need?
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:38 PM   #125
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Excuse my ignorance, but why is the staff getting a cut out of the "dealer add-on"? Especially as big as a cut as 30-35%? How hard is it to run a tournament? Do you feel that the staff is half as important otherwise? How many staff members are there and how many dealers are there?
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