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Proper Etiquette: Craps Dealer pays off too much

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Proper Etiquette: Craps Dealer pays off too much

I do not want to be paid for a bet I'm not entitled to. Will refusing the payoff bring casino pressure onto the dealer? How do you square the situation?

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1. Re: Proper Etiquette: Craps Dealer pays off too much

Care to elabotare? Were you paid $8 instead of $7 for your $5 bet on the 9? Or were you paid $15 for an 11 bet that you didn't make? If you're paid for a bet that someone else made, just say "That was not my bet, I believe the guy in the black satin shirt with the Mr T starter kit of 10 gold necklaces made that bet"

If you were overpaid on one of your bets, before touching the chips ask one time, and one time only "Is that the proper payout for my bet?". If they say Yes, feel free to keep the chips.

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2. Re: Proper Etiquette: Craps Dealer pays off too much

Example: I have $5 on the Don't. The point is made. Rather than take down my bet, the dealer passes two chips to me.

Never, Never would I take another player's payoff. I would leave the chips on the table, and tell the dealer that it's not mine!

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I keep it no matter what and I dont ask if its right.

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Like I have said on here over and over, the dealers are human and mistakes can be made by them. Someone, either the stickman or boxman is supposed to be watching the dealer. They should catch those mistakes. If your conscience won't bother you, keep the $$. If you want to do the right thing ask if the payout is correct. If you want to be morally right (Which the other poster obviously isn't into) return the chips, and remind the dealer you were on the Don't Pass, not the Pass Line.

Then again, they might have been paying you for a Don't Come bet, had this been on a winner 7 on the Come Out Roll.

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VegasMan - Does it put heat onto the dealer when the payoff is returned?

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Generally, NO. It gives a wake up call to that table that they need to pay more attention to the game on the table, and less to the one on the TV, the girls, the party tonight or last night. Whatever it is that is causing the distraction has to be put away for now and it's time for everyone to get back to work.

But, if it's a dealer that makes that kind of mistake all the time, they might be dealt with by some kind of disciplinary action. $5 here and there isn't going to hurt any casino. But if the dealer is making mistakes with $100 chips, they may find themselves dealing a a game where mistakes are less likely to occur. Like the Big 6 Wheel.

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I'm guessing that it will be similar in craps to my experience in BJ. I have been the beneficiary of lots of mistakes playing low stakes. Occassionally playing medium low stakes, but never at $100 or above (I never play high stakes so I wouldn't know if mistakes happen there, but I doubt it). When big chips are in play the pit bosses seem to be keeping a sharper eye on things and that increases the dealer focus as well.

An inexperienced dealer may be allowed to run a $5 game with minimal supervision, but it's unlikely they'll be allowed to deal a bigger game.

In the UK where being a dealer is a rubbish job, they get some very poor dealers, but in LV a strip dealer is on good money and there is a lot of competition. I think I may have seen a mistake once on the strip but I'm not sure. I've seen a few mistakes downtown from what appeared to be inexperienced dealers.

The mistakes also tend to happen only at busy tables. Giving away $5 by accident once on a while on a $5 table is probably an acceptable loss to keep the hand rate up anyway.

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My husband had a Roulette dealer that didn't know the difference between odd and even

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One time I was paid off on a bet that should have been taken down. Not knowing what was the best thing to do, I took the "profit" and put it on the pass line for the dealers.

I knew the dealer had made an honest mistake. He made note of my action. Had the best of service from that crew then on!

But until VM's resp[onse today, I never knew what was the correct thing to do.