Oz, could have used a good dealer yesterday. I am generally a nice guy at the tables, keep to myself and play the game. I respect the dealers, tip, and am nice to them. Yesterday something came up that I have never had to deal with, and I blame part of it on the dealer.
2/5 cash again. I make a raise to $25 pre-flop, (with a green chip) with queens and the guy sitting after me calls. The dealer, after the guy calls, points to the chip and says "how much was this". I tell him 25 and he brings out the flop.
K, Q, 10. No suits to worry about.
I check the flop looking for the guy to bet, he is a crazy guy that plays any two cards. I'm not worried he flopped the straight at all. He would have raised with AJ, J,9 is a small possible. but probly not. Looking to check raise here. Anyway, He checks behind me.
Next card is a nothing, a 3 or a 4. I take a second to count my chips, look and figure out how much to bet. I look at my opponent and he checks out of turn, dealer burns and turns a J. (now all hell breaks loose)
I say "wow, I never checked, he checked out of turn, I just went like this..and showed him the way i took my green chips off of the reds." Dealer doesn't say a word at this point and kinda just looks confused. Opponent says, what do you got, like hes gonna give up on the hand, because of the mistake. I flip my queens and he bets 40.
I say, "You got to be kidding me." then I looked over at the dealer for help. Dealer says the bets stands and says I checked again. " I couldn't stay calm any more and was going a little crazy, especially with a bet from the other dude after pretending he was gonna show his hand and check it down after the confusion. I never checked the turn or the river. I have never been so mad at a card table. At the player and the dealer. I call the 40 because I don't care at this point, just want this mess to be over with, he shows a 9 7 to make the straight. (slow rolled me at the end too)
I'm enraged at this point and cursing at the guy next to me. Telling him hes...trash. And that his kind of play and antics are pathetic. The dealer tells
me after he chips the guy the pot that I could have had the jack put back in if i had spoken up. That tipped me past the edge. Went off on him after that. He was half asleep and not paying attention. I did speak up. I never checked. He never gave me the option to do that at the time. so on and so on in a much meaner and more abusive manner than I am describing here.
Anyway. I took a nice little break after that hand to cool off. I wasn't so upset about the money, I was more upset that the guy acted like that, and that the dealer didn't help me. Came back to the table and was a complete ***** to the guy that beat me. Called time on him anytime he had to make a decision. Called floor anytime he looked at his cell phone (there is a cell phone policy and a players' hand is dead anytime someone looks at their phone. ) Laughed anytime he lost a hand (he went on to lose about $600 in the next few hours). I honestly think I would have fought him if it came to that. Very disrespectful, and I take it personally.
A terrible day at the tables yesterday.