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Old 12-25-2005, 07:02 PM
PhatCasino PhatCasino is offline
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Default Live Tourneys paying back < 90%

I can fully understand taking about 1/10th of the prize pool for a tournament as "expenses"... What i'm not clear on is exactly what "expenses" are. I'm under the impression that it includes the dealers and floor. I don't work in the industry - that's why I'm bringing this to all of your attention. Is my impression correct? If it is, then why in the world would every live tournament I play in (usually buy-ins $200 or below) have wicked envelopes laying around saying "DEALER TIPS"? Again, the impression is those funds have already been "secretly" taken from the prize pool! Why try and "bake" these unfortunate tourney players of their money twice?

Here's a recent situation I was in, and honestly made me feel rather uncomfortable for a slight minute. This is a conversation I had about it:

hero: when its 7 players - and we're all in the money - the floor man sits down with a big envelope says "DONT FORGET TO TIP THE DEALERS!" The envelope is facing everyone so they can clearly read it - isn't this overboard? Lord
villian: lol
hero: im like f*** that - u pay out 80% - well i didnt say that but i shoulda
villian: what an a*****e
hero: so anyway he pays me my 2nd place, 2 100s and 9 20s and 2 10s
hero: of course its not 4 100s
villian: a**f***
hero : i put it in my pocket - hes like dont forget to tip the dealers, and it pretty much it looked like i ran away. Cause I didn't even ackowledge what he said cuz I probably woulda said enough to not be welcomed back
hero: he said something but i didnt care
hero: i buyin $40, i make $360 profit
hero: what do u want? 40 bucks? f*** u.. id give $10 - I REALLY would - but they'd laugh at the 2.5%
villian: so f*** it


<font color="green"> PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS EXACT SITUATION OR RATHER YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES REGARDING A TWICE BAKED TOURNEY TIP - IS IT REALLY OUTRAGEOUS OR AM I JUST OVER REACTING [img]/images/graemlins/club.gif[/img] </font>
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