Articles of interest to casino employees and those who have to interact with them, which is, well, everyone reading this page...

Have you ever visited a land-based casino? No matter what they offer, and no matter how glitzy and glamorous the place looks, it all comes down to the staff, especially the dealers.

If you experience negativity from a dealer, or the staff is simply too rude and impolite, chances are you will not be playing at that casino again.


…how it all works?

Do you prefer male or female dealers? Gender can make a difference…

What are your thoughts on tipping the dealers? If the answer is yes, what is the amount you would call fair? These are all doubts and questions that need straight answers.

All things considered, casino employees are only human beings, no matter how professional and experienced they are. They, too, have a bad days…

On the other hand, have you ever wondered if you come across as shady to dealers and pit personnel? They might take you for a mucker, bet capper, or some other form of a cheater.

This is why we have compiled this awesomely cool collection of articles which are meant to help you understand and learn about casino employees.

Casino staff and safety from coronavirus in returning to work

Casino workers unsafe?

June 15, 2020 08:49
BJ21 News Service

After seeing videos and photos of crowded Las Vegas casinos with a heavy mix of unmasked visitors, a previously-furloughed...

Things are not always as they first appear

Things are not always as they first appear

September 25, 2018 08:15
Emerald City BJ

I have read many posts from inexperienced card counters who worry about supposed heat, and I thought I'd report about a couple...

Casinos and advantage players

Casinos and Advantage Players: Much Ado About Nothing

September 07, 2018 09:48

Let’s discuss some of the ridiculous things that casinos do in worrying about and dealing with advantage players. Do these...

The math of tipping

The Math of Tipping

November 16, 2018 08:30

Originally posted on Green Chipby MathProf Many card counters and other advantage players tip too much. Let us look at...

Casinos bottomless pits of wasted money

Casinos’ bottomless pits of wasted money: “Game Protection”

March 09, 2018 09:38
Al Rogers

There are two major areas in which casinos waste millions of dollars annually that are both related to the loosely-defined art...

The pit meltdown back off

The Pit Meltdown Back-off

March 17, 2019 11:53
Harold Harvey

One of the more interesting back-offs I have suffered occurred at a Lake Tahoe property a good many years ago. It was early on...

Three az casinos close after guard dies from covid 19

Three AZ casinos close after guard dies from COVID-19

June 19, 2020 09:18
BJ21 News Service

Robert Washington was working as a security guard at Gila River Lone Butte Casino near Chandler, Arizona, and told his family...

Dealers and tipping

Dealers and Tipping

December 16, 2016 13:55

As a former member of the service industry, I know that in the United States, service employees rely on a combination of tips...

Old  pit critter and backoffs

Old Pit Critter and Backoffs

March 06, 2019 15:25
Casino Lifer

As I contemplate retirement, I want to thank all the players who made my game better through the years. I learned card counting...

Responses to nosy pit questions

Responses to nosy pit questions?

February 05, 2019 14:18
I Hate Lying

I’m a new advantage player who still plays at low stakes. I don't care about getting comps, so I don't give pit personnel a...

Is peaceful coexistence possible between pit personnel and a skilled player

Is peaceful coexistence possible between pit personnel and a skilled player?

August 05, 2017 17:19

Years ago, as I was beginning to move up in stakes, I began tailoring a long term plan of attack, based on my primary objective...

Even among skilled patrons only a small percentage have the time

The cost to casinos of their abuse of skilled patrons -- a local's perspective

October 18, 2018 11:03
LV Bear

Sometimes casino employees behave in such a ridiculous manner. Some small-minded pit personnel and their low-level supervisors...

What to do when a friend from high school becomes a pit boss

An old friend is now a pit boss

July 15, 2019 08:54

APJD: I recently learned that an old friend from high school is now a pit boss at a casino property that is part of a national...

Atlantic city smoking ban in casinos

Atlantic City smoking ban in casinos?

March 02, 2022 10:46
BJ21 News Service

A recently-released report states that banning smoking in Atlantic City casinos could eliminate up to 2,500 jobs and over 10%...

The more i learn about how casinos really operate the more satisfaction i get taking their money

How Casinos Really Operate, Satisfaction Taking Their Money

December 15, 2018 12:33

Unlike many advantage players, I don't view all casino employees as the enemy. Becoming a dealer is just like getting a job as...

Atlantic city casinos rebound

Atlantic City casinos rebound

May 27, 2021 08:27
BJ21 News Service

Atlantic City casinos’ gross operating profit in the first quarter of 2021 was over $95 million, more than triple the amount...

Tipping and bankroll growth by bob milo

Tipping and bankroll growth

October 26, 2020 09:08
Bob Milo

Tipping by advantage players has been discussed before. Here are more thoughts on this topic. Bob Milo: It would be interesting...

Tipping is for losers

Tipping is for losers

June 18, 2019 07:23
Truth Teller

I was playing blackjack recently with one other player at the table, who was betting $25/hand, and playing $5/hand for the...