depend on tokes or tips as a big part of their total income. The mechanics
of tipping are easy and can also be very important to you as a player.
There are three
ways to tip a dealer. One, during the game you can simply push a chip
over to the dealer and say "that's for you." Another way is
to tip as you leave the game. The third way is to place an additional
chip, half in and half out of your betting spot, facing the dealer.
It's also a good idea to do it while you are still involved in playing.
You now have two wagers at your spot, one being yours and the other
for the dealer. On the next round, if you win, you receive chips equal
to your bet and more importantly the dealer also gets a win equal to
the amount you had placed above your spot. If you should lose the hand,
both wagers go into the tray.
Generally, if you
win or lose, the dealer will acknowledge and appreciate your effort
by saying something like "thanks for the bet" or "thanks
for the try". Doing it this way is better because you are trying
to establish a working relationship with the dealer. You are now known
as a "George", a good player who tips and one who should be
taken care of.
How can a dealer
take care of you? Sometimes a dealer will deal one more round before
shuffling, if the previous rounds have been favorable to you. Other
times a dealer might question your action by saying something like "don't
you want to split those 8s?" I've also seen dealers hesitate before
passing me, indicating he wants me to hit my hand instead of standing,
which might be a better move.
The whole idea of tipping this way is to establish a good relationship
that results in you and the dealer, facing the house, verses you playing
against both the dealer and the house. When playing blackjack you want
the dealer on your side, and tipping the correct way will help.