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Dumbing down of Land based casinos

Discussion in 'European Land Based Casinos' started by ed skull murphy, Jan 10, 2018.

    Jan 10, 2018
  1. ed skull murphy

    ed skull murphy Trollish behavior - quit the forum

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    What the hell has happened to casinos lately?

    Back in the day, there would be full French Roulette tables, manned by two croupiers with rakes, who clearly knew their stuff, who could effortlessly stack the jetons at rake’s length at the other end of the table, in front of a full crowd.

    There might have been a solitary jazz pianist tickling the ivories, away in the corner, and the only other sounds would be the unmistakeable rattle of the roulette ball as it finds it’s slot, or the “rien ne va plus” and other instructions from the croups, or the occasional shriek of delight from a lucky player.

    The customers were expected to dress respectfully, and behave respectfully. The casinos were often packed and huge wagers would be made; the tables would be literally heaving with stacks of chips

    Fast forward twenty years, and we have ‘kids’ spinning the wheels on American style single operator tables, the slots are lining the walls of the same space as the tables, and blaring out a cacophony of anthems, and to top it all off, there will be the inevitable brain-damaging dirge of what, today, passes for pop music, discordantly competing with those slot tunes.

    These days, the customers are dressed by Adidas and Nike, covered in tattoos and piercings, and generally swearing like troopers.

    I’m surprised they don’t drag in a couple of high output diesel generators, and some hot dog and candy floss sellers to recreate the full fairground experience.
     
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  3. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Ah yes, back in t'day there was a dress code when I was still croupier-ing, before the powers-that-be in their wisdom opted for letting in any old Jeremy Kyle-esque riff raff in off the streets. Thankfully I left at the right time ca 2004 but it's all changed now.

    And that's before we broach the bastardization of the table games themselves, as mentioned. I recall when Blackjack was 'normal', a game so easy to deal it was the perfect remedy for the dreaded changeover shift due to its simplicity, no pissing about. Now it's splitting every card? What the hell man. It used to be 10s and shizz o_O

    You'd also have proficient, vocal dealers. I can't imagine what they're like now in your average gambling den. Probably millennial YTS twats with nose bolts :cool:
     
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  5. ed skull murphy

    ed skull murphy Trollish behavior - quit the forum

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    I imagine the salaries took a nose dive at about that time too, right?
     
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  7. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    The money was 'ok' given the London location and I'd only done it for a year and a half. Yet I recall a distinct flavour of veteran staff grumbling about pay freezes and the like :cool:
     
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