Tao of Pokerati: Dealer or No Dealer?

by , Nov 13, 2008 | 4:30 am

Pauly and I discuss what goes into becoming a WSOP final-final table dealer, his crazy series of prop bets with Otis, Lou the Dealer’s up-close observations about the heads-up action (both were nervous, and Peter Eastgate kept messing up his bets in early hands), and the Linda Tran vs. Jena Phillips controversy, both of us unaware that Lou (my pick) would end up winning the side-action on who deals the final hand a few hours later.

Book 4: WSOP Final Table
Episode 4.12: Dealer or No Dealer? 3:31


6 Comments to “Tao of Pokerati: Dealer or No Dealer?”

  1. zachdealer

    And why were the old final table dealers not happy?

  2. DanM

    I don’t really understand the details. Possibly just miffed that they for whatever reason lost their gig. Also something about the split of the tip-share. All the main event dealers are, of course, waiting for their final checks, based on whatever the November Nine left behind.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    I was thinking it would be tips, and Dan said as much at the very end.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    I’d also think that they were rooting for Dennis to win, rather than two Europeans who are probably less prone to tip.

  5. DanM

    Yes, that’s true. Apparently in a lot of European casinos, tipping is not allowed — or at least that’s the American dealers’ perception of it.

  6. joxum

    In many European countries, tipping is often included in the final bill when you eat out or take a cab or whatever.

    So “manual” tipping isn’t that common. When I’m in the US I frequently forget to tip, because I forget it’s not already added to the final bill. And when I do remember, I often find it hard to figure out how much to tip, which often makes me look like a cheapskate. (I’m not saying I’m not a cheapskate, but that’s beside my point here).