To make sure you stay focused and this does not happen to you here are 5 quick ways to see if a casino table is hot or not.
#1 Jam Packed – Look for a table that is crowded. A full casino table is usually a casino table full of winners. The energy is good and people are waiting in line to get a seat at this hot table. * Just make sure it is not because it is the $5.00 casino table, some people are just plain cheap!
#2 Pearly Whites – Look for smiles at that crowded table. It could be crowded just because the casino is busy that night, maybe the association of car wash executives is in town and there is not a seat left in the whole casino. Smiles indicate a good time and winning is definitely a good time. Even if the smiles are because people are having fun and not striking it rich, you are going to feel a lot better when you are playing (it is called the gaming industry after all)!
#3 Stacks of Checks – Look at the casino dealers tip stack. If they are giving the money away there should be a pretty healthy pile of chips over behind the discard rack. Usually the casino makes them color up the tokes so that people can not use this tip to their advantage, but most casino dealers will wait until told to this (because it is not their money, so they want you to win)!
#4 Nice Rack – Look at the casino dealers rack of chips in front of them. If it is empty and the chips are in front of the smiling faced crowded casino customers, chances are you want to grab a seat and plant some roots. This is also a great way to see if the table is hot, if the casino dealer has been told to start coloring up and dropping his tips this could be another strong indicator. Empty racks are a great sign of a hot table!
#5 Mr. Pit Boss – Look to see if there are a lot of managers around. This is an awesome tip to know because if the table is hot, the casino table dealer has been told to drop their tips, the smiling people at the crowded table are hiding their stacks (some people do not like advertising a hot table), and security just brought a fill so the rack is no longer empty you would not think to sit at this casino table. If there are a couple of extra floor men watching the casino table though you might want to pull up a chair and order a drink because this is going to be a hot casino table!
So you see there are a lot of factors that come into play when looking for a seat at a casino table. Fight the urge to just sit anywhere because it is overwhelming. A little research plus a healthy knowledge of what signs to look for, could have you sitting smack dab in the middle of a heater!