Monday, December 21, 2009


As a poker dealer, you can’t win...Even though I’m the only the messenger of the cards, I’m often blamed for the message. When a decision is made against the player, it’s usually the dealers fault, but it I put out some one-out miracle, suddenly they’re the best player in the world.

Yesterday, I vented about a couple of players who didn’t know the rules trying to justify that they were right..

But sometimes, doing your job properly can be all worth it....As a universal rule, you can only speak English at the table. Even though they may be talking something unrelated to poker, you have to enforce the “ENGLISH ONLY” rule! The foreign players often get mad or annoyed by it. I remember one day, two Filipino were talking Tagalog about Manny Pacquiauo and although I knew they weren’t discussing poker, I had to enforce the rule and told them, “Look, I know your not talking about poker, but the other players at the table may not know that.”

Anyway, we had someone talking Spanish on the phone...I told him repeatedly you gotta speak English...He ignored me at first, so I kept telling him, “Gotta speak English”..Finally started questions the rule cause he wasn’t in a hand and all this nonsense, but I stood my ground...Sometimes you have to be the bad guy to protect the integrity of the game.

Apparently, another player observed this and was quite impressed..After a pushed him a pot he tossed me a Red Bird ($5 Chip), then tossed me 2 more bucks and said, “And that’s for how you handled that guy...Good job.” It made me feel good that I was appreciated for doing my made me realize...yeah, Most of the’s worth it!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I guess when someone is flinging cards at you on the first hand you deal...that should be a sign that it isn’t going to be a good day. But things got worst on the second hand....

I’m dealing the tournament and everyone folds to the small blind who throws one over-sized chip and says, “Small bump”. Now let me prep this by saying this is the same guy that flung his cards at me at the first I was already irritated by this idiot..I declare it was just a “Call” cause he said small bump. Now I pretty knew he met raise, but at that point I just wanted to be a prick and follow the rules to the letter and declared it a call..The guy goes ballistic...(of course, another sign that it wasn’t going to be a good day) I call the floor over and told him the situation and says the call has to stand....So you know what happens...CHAOS!! Two morons who weren’t even in the hand had to chime in their two cents and after I explain the rule....they wouldn’t take no for an answer kept badging the issue with...I was steaming at this point, but I kept my cool and kept right on dealing. Here is the rule...when you toss an oversize chip in the small blind without saying raise or the amount its a FUCKING CALL!!!! Now, he he picked up the small blind and tossed in the big chip..then THAT’S A RAISE!!! To me, saying “Small bump” doesn’t constitute a raise! Just imagine if Phil Hellmuth or Doyle Brunson was sitting in the big blind and not some ordinary tourist, Hellmuth and Brunson would says that’s a call…

The point is DON’T FUCKING ARGUE WITH ME WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE FUCKING RULE!! I’ve played big-time tournaments, and I can’t promise you 99 out of 100 floormen would say that’s a FUCKING CALL!! SO GET OVER IT!!!

I hate when players, who think they know everything, talk out their ass and think that I don’t know what I’m talking about...Look, I’ve been dealing for nearly 5 years and have been playing for longer than FUCKING IDIOTS, I know my job!

By the way....those parties involved didn’t even cash in the tournament...GOOD, NOW GO FUCK YOURSELVES!!