Many people love their pets, from cats and dogs to birds and horses, and even the occasional goat. Table games dealers are no exception, as many of them also have furry, feathered, or fearsome friends waiting for them at home. But there is one thing that all table games dealers have in common – a pet peeve.
While the specific pet peeves may vary, it is guaranteed that anyone who has worked as a table games dealer will have at least one. A survey of dealers from various locations, including the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and cruise ships, revealed the most common pet peeves. These dealers work with a variety of games, including blackjack, poker, roulette, and carnival games.
In no particular order, the most common pet peeves reported by table games dealers are as follows:
1. Players blaming the dealer for a streak of bad luck.
2. Turning the table into an unplanned therapy session.
3. Being rude or disrespectful.
4. Not tipping the dealer.
5. Smoking at the table.
6. Touching the cards or chips after the dealer has made a decision.
7. Making excessive noise or causing distractions.
8. Attempting to cheat or manipulate the game.
9. Giving unsolicited advice or criticism.
Dealing with difficult players and maintaining a drama-free environment is a daily challenge for casino dealers. The key to a successful gaming experience, according to dealers, is a combination of tipping, casino courtesy, and a collective commitment to keeping the environment drama-free.
So, whether you’re playing blackjack, poker, or roulette, remember to be respectful and considerate towards your dealer. After all, a happy dealer makes for a more enjoyable gaming experience for everyone involved.