Most of you that have played poker has had it happened to you. The slow roll. You bet the river with 2 pair and only get called by the other guy. You proudly flip over your 2 pair obviously thinking it’s good. A few moments pass(that seems like minutes) and your already trying to stack the pot when the guy flips over a set. Dammit! He says something like I thought you had a straight, or he didn’t realize what you had before he turned over his monster. Even worse he did it on purpose, it’s unethical, slightly funny to bystanders and horrible to have it happen to you. I’ve seen elaborate slow rolls to get back at people that constantly do it. I’ve heard it called “nit rolling” meaning your gaining information by having people turn over their hand first even if it’s not their obligation to show first. Order of showing in hold em is the last person to bet or raise on the river and then clockwise from that person. If no one bets the river it goes by worst position first all the way to the button. Ok enough with the poker rules lesson for those that didn’t know. How a dealer get slow rolled is a player doesn’t tip right away after the hand. Sometimes they wait until they stack their chips, or after the next hand or sometimes 2 or 3 hands later. The only downfall(of course in my opinion) is that sometimes they forget by the time hands have passed. Now some regulars are actually notorious for this. Always slow rolling the dealers tip. I’m grateful for the tip, eventually. Why are you playing with my emotions? Well 2 tables in a row last night I hit the slow roller on my last hand. And 2 tables in a row they went through their usual routine. By the time they would’ve tipped I was gone to the next table or on break. Foiled again. Arghh. I don’t think it was intentional, just habit. So the moral of the story, don’t play with my emotions, tip promptly(if you so choose) and think how you feel when you get slow rolled.
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