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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

The view from inside

The View From Inside

December 16, 2016 13:27

Understanding the Social Aspects of Casino Employees As a former casino floorperson/dealer for almost 4 years, and having a...

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...

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...

Dealer cheating in handheld games

Dealer Cheating in Handheld Games

December 16, 2016 13:56

Here are a few basics on hand-held decks: Peek There is a myriad of ways for the dealer to peek at the top card(s) or the...

Question for casino management

Question for Casino Management

December 16, 2016 13:33

Why don't you try an experiment? Offer good games that have decent penetration and see what happens to your hold. I recently...