Are you patient with new dealers?

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  1. Hardeight, Feb 12, 2011

    Hardeight

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    At AC yesterday this guy was new at craps dealing and he was a nervous wreck.Bettors had attitudes making things worse for him.I just talked to him kindly like a child if he made a mistake.But everyone else wanted to pick on him and they knew he was new but wanted to be assholes.So I said out loud "you are doing good just relax I got your back"After I said that some of them calmed down.When I was done I chucked him a chip and said "keep your head up you will get this down in no time."He was very grateful and hopefully I boosted his confidence.

    Craps table is the worst place to be "thrown to the wolves" and people should calm down when a person is new.If I know they have experience that I will get on their case.
     
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  2. justfewmorerolls, Feb 14, 2011

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    Yes I am, because at one time I was a newbie to. Just like new players to the game, dealers have to get their feet wet.
     
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  3. Mr7-11, Feb 14, 2011

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    For the most part I am patient. I remember last summer at Parx, the box man was giving a new female dealer a lot of step by step instructions on making payouts. After he helped her on making one of my payouts, I joked "now give me a handful of $1000 chips from under his hands. You don't have to count them." Joking players should help put a nervous dealer at ease.

    But I remember my first trip to Foxwoods in 2000. It was a Saturday night during the summer and all the craps tables were jam packed. The table I was at had not one, but two completely inept and inexperienced dealers. When they were on stick, they couldn't even push the dice back to the shooter without a struggle. There was no excuse for the casino to let this happen on a busy weekend night. Even though it's only 10 minutes away from Mohegan Sun, I seldom went back to Foxwoods opting for Mohegan 95% of the time. First impressions are lasting ones.

    Craps tables attract a lot of grumpy old men, and I imagine it can be tough on a dealer who is breaking in.
     
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  4. The Midnight Skulker, Feb 16, 2011

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    My attitude as well -- unless a rookie claims to have more experience than he/she is displaying.
    My tale of this kind of torture is from Nevada Landing in Jean, NV, a wide spot on I-15 about 10 miles from the California state line IIRC. A veteran dealer was sitting box and giving instructions to the rest of the crew, which was composed of raw recruits who acted like they had never seen dice (never mind a craps table) before. Even with only 3-4 players on each end the game crawled along at 70 seconds per roll. I had to leave after about a half hour. (I honestly don't remember if I ever played there again, though.)
     
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