The Bat is in Vegas. The less said the better. Oh sure, the Bat will give you a trip report sooner or later, later being the truthful word, or the more truthful word, as there ain’t one coming anytime soon. The Bat taking a break from the online casino long enough to write this post is going to go back to the top ten things the Bat hates at a poker table. Now the Bat is loving his slots right now people so this is a big concession. Thank the Bat for it sometime.
So far the Bat has critiqued Posers (yeah you know who you are and you know the Bat ain’t talking about people who model in magazines and such), Fish (the term not the food), Dumbass poker table Debates (we are headed for a race war, Doyle Brunson is older than fishsticks, and Shag carpeting got its name from the people rolling around it now its shaggy nature–all pointless debates, the Bat’s answers in order 1. No. 2. Yes 3. Yes shag carpeting became popular because you can shag on it, but no debate has its place on a poker table. We sit on chairs not soapboxes people. Hit the Internet and start a blog if you want to spout off, that’s what the Poker Bat does), and finally Dead Man’s Funk (you smell like you are dead, go to a hospital or a morgue but don’t play poker next to the Bat).
Okay, now it’s time for the Bat’s latest edition to the things that suck at a poker table… People that don’t have a clue how to tip. Remember when those dealers from Harrahs Darrel and Jason L used to post on their blogs over at http://www.gulfcoastpoker.net? Yeah when was that two years ago last? One of them, think it was “DaRockofAces” talked about deserving a redbird every now and then. Well, here’s your redbird darrell.
Tip your dealers when you win. Don’t be taking a huge chunk of the money off the table but tip the guys in the ugly vests a little something. Not because they dealt you the best hand but because you are the one winning and it’s your job to help pay the salaries of the sclubs dealing the cards. When you lose you don’t have to tip–isn’t that a great system?
Okay, the Bat has ranted before how tipping to pay the dealers is an assbackwards casino gambit to have the players actually pay their employees wages. The Bat don’t like that. Granted. The Bat would ascribe to the theory that if nobody tipped the casinos would then have to start paying their dealers appropriately or risk losing them. And while there are some grade a dooschbags who try that scam with waiters the Bat knows we aren’t all going to just up and stop tipping at one time together. So, since that ain’t going to happen when you win a big pot throw a dealer a bone or two. If it’s really big throw them a redbird or a blackbird or a pinky if you are that big time.
Then you got the other side of the equation doofuses that can’t seem to recognize they pour all their modest profits into the dealer’s box. If you are lucky to make $200 in an evening and you tip $5 a hand and you win 15 hands, you’d be maing an extra $60 if you were just tipping a dollar. That’s almost a third more than your current win rate. Don’t be stupid in either direction you morons.
Alright, that’s about it from the Bat today. Until next time same batsite, same Poker Bat.