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Naples, Florida
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What do you do when...

you are playing at a table and you see the dealer pay or about to pay somebody else for a hand they did not win?

I always thought it was code of the casino player to keep one's morals directed at their own play.

Mineola, New York
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1. Re: What do you do when...

Were you also the kid who reminded the teacher she hadn't given any homework on the Friday of a long weekend?? Keep you mouth shut!

Naples, Florida
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I think I made it quite clear what kind if kid I was in school. We were playing blackjack at Borgata yesterday. My little brother is playing the side bets. The dealer begins to pay him even though he didn't win. Another player at the table points this out to the dealer. We are annoyed but just let it go. A few hands later the dealer is going to again pay my brother(this time 10-1 and the player again points out that my brother didn't win. I decide to say (in a very non confrontational way as I knew the guy would get defensive) hey, thats the second time you have cost my brother money, why don't you mind your own hand and leave his alone". The guys goes nuts. Starts yelling about morals-something I found strange as he is in a casino gambling and yelling at people-making a scene and all. I say, "look kid, most players aren't as nice as me so watch what you do". Furthermore it was quite clear that this helper was just acting like a know it all, trying to tell the dealer how to do his job and show off.

Edited: 17 October 2010, 16:37
Meadow Lands...
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>>>. . .Hey, that's the second time you have cost my brother money, . .<<<

I would hope your brother would say, "I am not entitled to this money" and hand it back, but if it all happened to other people I probably would not have even NOTICED because I am generally focused on ME and what I'm supposed to do.

Would you have WANTED your brother to have money he hadn't won?

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It is not our moral responsiblity to police casinos regarding their own profitability.

I was playing roulette once. The ball landed on "12" but the dealer put the marker on another number where I had chips! Everyone was watching, saw the dealer's error, but said nothing. Sort of an unspoken code of player bonding!

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When your at the casino it's us against them. If the dealer makes a mistake, so be it. If some loud mouth starts telling the dealer not to pay a mistake, he is a idiot. I've seen and been paid several times and the table said nothing.

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When the dealer makes a mistake in my favor, i do not say anything. I accept the money and then put it out as tokes for the dealer during the next several hands. I never know if the dealer makes a mistake intentionally or in error. I don't want to point out the error especially if the floor boss is nearby neither do I want to profit illicitly. I would never say anything about another player getting chips that he was not entitled to. That's for him to decide what to do Once when I was playing roulette many years ago I bet about $100 on red or black, I don't remember which, Then I asked for a marker and had them hold the action while they got me a $2000 marker, all of which I bet on the red or black. The spin was done and I won but I forgot that I had pit the $100 out. When the dealer asked whose $ the $100 was another player said "It's mine" and took my $100 and the $100 win. As soon as I looked at him I knew it was not his as he had the guiltess expression I have ever seen but it still didn't dawn on me till later that he had my $200. No one spoke up that it was mine although I am sure some realized the money was mine. I took it as a lesson to keep awake.

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I note some of the earlier comments. If the casino starts to have single deck blackjack which they deal to the end of the deck or even double deck which they deal to 3/4 of the deck, then I will be happy to point out every mistake I see. However, when there is 6 or 8 deck BJ and the deck is cut at about 2/3 and they have 6/5 BJ, then the casino is legally stealing and they don't need my help. Even if they put back surrender I might consider such. As it is mistakes are so rare that its a nonissue. I see mistakes about once every 3rd or 4th trip and then never for big $.

Brooklyn, New York
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I don't think it's the responsibility of the player to point out a payout mistake and certainly not when it pertains to someone else's play. I've seen payout errors made that favor the casino all the time when playing roulette. I've seen them sweep chips off the table that are on winning numbers. I figure it all evens out in the end in terms of that (of course, as for regular payouts the casino always wins in the long run).

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I would never call out another player. I agree with the original comment that your morals are your morals and you should let others tend to themselves.

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10. Re: What do you do when...

Morals aside...that is what part of the pit bosses job is, as well as the surviellance dept.