You mad bro?

After working at a place for so long it seems like you make some great friends out of customers. It’s not like you hang out with many of them but the small talk is actually meaningful. “How are the kids”, “how did the game go?”, “happy anniversary”. The longer you work there the better you become acquainted with some people, even going as far as buying cars, houses or services from them. Hey they pay your salary why wouldn’t you help them out if you had the chance?
There is the negative side to working at a place a long time as well, the guy that always holds a grudge way too long. In the long run you WILL bad beat everybody you deal to on a regular basis. 4 outs, 2 outs and even 1 outers come and go. The guys that understand this will never be hurt by this, it’s just part of the game(more precisely it’s just the law of averages). Now there is the guys that hold a grudge, they have this growing dislike for you(and the evil way you turn the cards over), and the beats you put on them. Now remember this is poker, not blackjack. We don’t work for the house, we could care less who wins( granted I want a “George” to win over the Dbag that doesn’t tip), blackjack dealers want you to win as well, unless of course you don’t tip then they want to take every penny you have. As the years go by these guys love to mention how much you’ve cost them over the years or bring up that runner runner straight that knocked them out of the tournament 6 years ago. Yeah it happened, it’s part of the job to listen and take constructive criticism on things you have absolutely no control over. I have pretty thick skin, I’ll be ok. What really sucks is when they don’t tip you as much or at all anymore. Really? You are that big of a baby? I guess you won’t have to tip every dealer that has given you a bad beat, you could save 10’s of dollars, wow! Again we will get over it, it’s worth the price of admission(the dollar you stiffed me)of watching a grown man squirm in his chair and blame someone else for his shortcomings.
One thing I have never heard from a poker player is hey, thanks for the 1 outer last month. That $650 pot really saved my day(you did tip and thank me before). People always remember the bad and not so much good. So next time you see a dealer that saved your ass months ago, say thanks again. They will be shocked, ya never know it might be me.

3 thoughts on “You mad bro?

  • December 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm
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    I’ve been playing live poker for about 5 years or so now. I am not, nor have I ever been, a professional dealer. I can’t tell you how much I agree with this blog. I am always amazed when players blame the dealer for a bad beat or not delivering one of their needed outs. Assuming you are involved in a clean game with legit dealers how can anyone with two brain cells and a bare minimum knowledge of poker ever blame a dealer? I love to encourage these players to rebuy/add on because I know they are on monkey tilt. I, for one, salute you. Yours is not always a fun job!

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    • December 5, 2013 at 1:19 am
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      Thank you sir

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  • August 31, 2015 at 1:08 am
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    Never once have I paid attention to who the dealer is when something bad happens. I don’t understand how anyone can use that kind of excuse.

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