re: Poker & Tipping The Dealer
Originally Posted by IronHaji1989
Must be a rich man dealing cards. I agree but at the same time I was raised that you shouldn't (corrected it for you) demand a tip for your service as if it is a MUST and are entitled to a tip.
You are still receiving a handsome hourly wage and the tip feature is indeed optional. Who knows maybe the player is stuck a bunch of money and needs all the chips he can get.
However having said this, I always tip my dealers except for when I meet a dealer who feels entitled to the money I am putting on the line.... then it's not about the tip or the money it's about the attitude.
Remember when you receive tip/gratuity smile and say thank you. If you don't then that's fine as well.
like it all, though 'handsome' wage can be argued. at wsop
we make 8.25/hour plus tips, but if you are good and work the system right that turns into 35-40/hour. charity card room dealers (where i manage and deal in michigan
) the dealers get paid 3.25/hour plus tips (service industry minimum wage - like wait staff gets), i obv get more for flooring, so the tips are needed or the good dealers will go somewhere else...our tips are good and we have some of best dealers in town. most casino dealers do not make much more than 8-15/hour (depending on the state) in USA because the casinos are greedy, so again unfortunately tips are needed to keep the good dealers at your regular places
i never feel entitled, i know these guys are paying for my house, my food, my medical bills, my car, everything (some dealers do not and they dont last long, at least not at my rooms) so i am saying thank you about 100 times a day, its now a habit so i dont even have to think about it, and it does help, i hear players saying how they like it - especially the ones that are dealers in other rooms, i think i make more money because of it too, a lot more.
oh, and at the michigan charity poker rooms its actually illegal to ask for tips, and a lot of casinos will reprimand, or even fire you, if you are caught doing it - wsop will suspend you for a day or two