Blackjack dealer School Las Vegas
Gambling is a numbers game, and the house always has the advantage. Nevertheless, dealers make a convenient target when players need to vent about their bad fortune.
“We hear people say things like ‘unbelievable’ or ‘Can you believe that?’ every other hand, ” says Nguyen. “We’ve dealt thousands of hands. Don’t get upset if your 17 in blackjack doesn’t beat the dealer. People must realize the odds aren’t always in their favor. They can’t expect to win every hand.”
One of the worst things about players taking their frustrations out on dealers, often to the point of verbal abuse or worse, is dealers aren’t allowed to defend themselves. A dealer who gets combative with a player, even if it’s deserved, risks losing their job. So, they just have to take it. Only jerks and cowards beat up on those who aren’t allowed to defend themselves.
4. Don’t Gamble Drunk
Yes, the cocktails are free, and drinking is part of the Vegas experience, but customers going overboard can turn ugly for dealers.
Nguyen says, “The person gambling isn’t doing him or herself any favor by tipping back one too many during the game. The more drinking, the more mistakes are made during a game. If you’re wasted while playing, you’re wasting money.
Also, gambling drunk leads to spilled drinks, one of the most irksome aspects of a dealer’s shift. Spilled drinks ruin table game felt, disrupt the game and turn dealers into babysitters. Drink responsibly. Or don’t, but don’t play a table game!
3. Don’t Blow Smoke in a Dealer’s Face
Sounds like common sense, right? Wrong.
“We understand the environment and know people like to smoke while playing, ” says Nguyen. “We don’t even mind the smoking, in fact. But blowing cigarette or cigar smoke directly in a dealer’s face is rude. Be respectful.”
Agreed. Oh, and if we ever write a list of “The Five Best Ways to Not Piss Off This Las Vegas Blog, ” not smoking a disgusting, big-ass cigar in our vicinity will be all five things on the list.
2. Tip Your Dealer, Already
We’d have make this number one on the list, but we defer to the expert.
Nguyen comes clean, saying, “This is a very touchy subject. Dealers don’t expect a person who’s
losing to tip. But if you’re winning, toss a chip our way every so often. We’re not looking for
a stack of chips, but don’t stiff the dealer if you’re on a winning streak.”
Somebody had to say it! We’ve seen this trend getting worse in recent months, or at least it seems that way.
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How much are blackjack dealers in las vegas payed?
Median salary for a Blackjack dealer in the U.S. is $14,134. The average in Las Vegas, NV is $14,643. Depends on experience too!