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Old September 22nd, 2011, 04:12 AM
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Default Would you play with a dealer who is high?

This has happened to me a couple of times recently- dealer is obviously high, not dealing well.

Would you stay at the table and take advantage of the mistakes likely to be made? Or does the slowness and the scrutiny with potential heat that a polluted dealer could easily bring to the table make it not worthwhile?
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 05:17 AM
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I naturally assume most dealers are high some just hide it better then others

Actually I've played in the exact same situation you describe many times. I never questioned it at all. I figure any casino who doesn't notice or care that their dealers are obviously wasted probably aren't going to notice any mispays either. Hell I once played with a dealer who fell asleep at the table for a good 5 minutes. I just sat there and watched in amazement. Nobody noticed at all. I finally slammed my hand on the table hard enough to wake her up and resume her mispaying ways.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 07:03 AM
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I would seize the opportunities and stick around untill things looked like they may get out of hand.

Especially if I can use other forms of AP!
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Being we're always looking for "small edges" in what ever form, the easy answer is-------go for it.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Can you put an $ev amount to it to compare the +ev mistakes vs -ev slow speed?

I had a dealer like that. he was either dumb or not trained well at all, but he would let me hit as much as I wanted to after I doubled down. really slow though, but the DD ev totally made up for it.
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If I thought I could get away with it I would sneak into the help's hall & put something into his drink to MAKE him high!
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Can you put an $ev amount to it to compare the +ev mistakes vs -ev slow speed?

I had a dealer like that. he was either dumb or not trained well at all, but he would let me hit as much as I wanted to after I doubled down. really slow though, but the DD ev totally made up for it.
I wouldn't think its even close. Mispays are huge ev compared to speed. Just one mispay on a moderate/big bet makes your nut for the the day.

Had a similar situation, somebody who had a cold and was medicated. I gladly sat there happy as a clam with nary a problem. Also had a dealer who was ticked off at his job, was not paying any attention to the game whatsoever, must have been thinking he was dealing 3CP or something.
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If you were batting cleanup for the Yankees and you found out that the opposing pitcher was high, would you pull yourself out of the lineup?
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I wouldn't think its even close. Mispays are huge ev compared to speed.
I wasn't talking about just counting. there are other techniques and games where speed could be more beneficial.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
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If you were batting cleanup for the Yankees and you found out that the opposing pitcher was high, would you pull yourself out of the lineup?
Doc Ellis claims he pitched a no-hitter while tripping. He dropped acid before reporting to the ballpark on his scheduled day off only to be pressed into an emergancy start.
 

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