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The Secrets of Tipping the Dealers

10 November 2006

Psst... Wanna know a secret?

How about the secrets of tipping the dealers?

You've probably read numerous articles about how little money the dealers make. Most of them make more in tips than salary. Well, you really should tip the dealers. But not solely for their benefit. You should tip so that YOU can get more money!

Wanna know how craps pros let the dealers help them make more money?

Let's find out.

First of all, don't you think that a dealer would be more likely to allow you to set the dice, push the house, or make call bets if he knew in advance that you were tipping? A dealer would also take care of your bets, get used to your betting style, and do his best to help you win, so you'll tip him more. He will figure that if he helps you, then you'll help him - and he's right!

Let's say you are betting $44 inside and taking all of your bets down after any two hits. Let's say the second hit comes, and then you get distracted by a scantily clad drink girl. (Ever wonder why the drink girls are dressed like that?) Your faithful dealer will interrupt your daydream and say, "Sir! Want your bets down?" You come to your senses and shake your head yes, just before a seven rolls. Your dealer just saved you $44. Happens all the time.

When you tip, the dealers always announce it, so the floor people know about you. When they look at your rating card, they are liable to bump it up a few notches. Let's say they have you rated as a $25 player. A few tips and they might rate you at $30. They want you back, and they're certainly willing to bump up your comps just a little to keep your business, and your tips, in their casino.

You can tip the dealers in a number of ways. You can bet $5 pass line for them. When you put down your pass line bet, place $5 right next to it, and tell the dealer, "for the dealers". He will announce "dealer on the line" and after a decision, both the dealer and stickman will thank you, win or lose.

You can also make a hardway bet for the dealers, or a proposition bet. This way if it wins, you can parlay the bet, and the dealers can win a lot more. If you bet $5 hard six "for the boys" and it wins, the payoff is $45. Parlay that and the tip suddenly turns from a $5 tip into a possible $405 tip - the dealers will take notice of you - for sure!

So the next time you win a bet, think about investing some of it in a tip. It'll help you in the long run because the dealers will take better care of you, and you just might get some better comps! This is a terrific return on a very small investment.

Pssst... Now you know the secrets of tipping the dealers!

The Crapshooter © 2006 by Larry Edell

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Larry Edell

If you would like a free copy of "The Crapshooter", the only newsletter devoted exclusively to casino craps, just send a stamped envelope to The Crapshooter, Dept. RGT., Box 421440, San Diego CA 92142. We'll also send info on our books "Make Your Living Playing Craps" and, "Tina Trapp's Guide to Craps", as well as a free catalog, and a special free offer!

Purchase Larry's book, "Make Your Living Playing Craps" available online here.

Larry Edell Websites:

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Larry Edell
If you would like a free copy of "The Crapshooter", the only newsletter devoted exclusively to casino craps, just send a stamped envelope to The Crapshooter, Dept. RGT., Box 421440, San Diego CA 92142. We'll also send info on our books "Make Your Living Playing Craps" and, "Tina Trapp's Guide to Craps", as well as a free catalog, and a special free offer!

Purchase Larry's book, "Make Your Living Playing Craps" available online here.

Larry Edell Websites:

www.TheCrapShooter.com