Originally Posted by OzExorcist
Ancient thread bump, but new info so what the hell...
You can seriously get out 30 hands in half an hour? Averaging one hand every minute? I'm not gonna say that's impossible... but that's got to be pretty close to impossible. You must have the most amazing groups of fast-acting players in the world to manage that
Even with shuffle machines and a shot clock, at my local casino if you get more than 25 hands per hour that'd be considered super fast. That's not a knock on the dealers in the slightest BTW, for the most part they're efficient and very good at their jobs. That's just because players don't always act quickly.
Dealers only getting paid $5/hr with no benefits is disgusting. It's more like $30/hr here, plus benefits, though dealers aren't allowed to accept tips.
I can't for the life of me understand why you'd want to be making deliberate mistakes just to screw someone who didn't give you tip though. I mean aside from everything else, doesn't that just burn time when you could be dealing more hands and taking money from the players who do actually tip?
I am in disbelief, there is a 35 hand per hour minimum requirement to deal at my casino. And I can't imagine not being able to accept tips. No wonder why the dealers there don't move fast, there's no insentive to if they're making just a flat rate per hour, whether they deal 1 hand or 100 :-/
Not sure what limits are spread there, but if players are moving that slow, then there is far too much distraction or talking by the dealer, unless the whole table is just clueless, making a speech with every action & tanking for every hand... They're not ALL monsters, and a table of strong players should be able to cruise thru hands without even seeing a river most of the time. Here's a tip: only a fish can see every river.
Yea, if its moving that slow & I'm getting stiffed, I'd definitely purposely "throw" a whole half hour in the box. I only have 30 mins on the table so if I don't make at least $5 in the first 5 mins, then I already have spent almost a quarter of my time there with basically nothing to show for it. And its not only to screw the 1 player, like I said, that 1 player usually ends up influencing others not to tip, either by example or by feeling the need to explain the logic of why he's so cheap to the entire table.. So, that table ends up becoming a scrap, move onto the next.
You know, I just find the no tipping policy to be BS, I can't tell you how many times I get thrown a buck or 2 just for having a warm smile, or reminding a player to sign in for comp points, or for not taking offense when a player compliments the rack in my shirt instead of the rack in the table, I mean thats the very essence of tipping, not just some robotic dollar at the completion of each hand, hell, thats what the rake is LOL
As a matter of fact, I don't see how the casino employs these dealers with no minimum standard of hands per hour to obide by. The casino is loosing money! More hands per hour = more rake per hour... Yea, its sounding more & more like you have never dealt, just coming up with how you think it works...