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The best introduction to Dealing.,
This review is from: The Professional Poker Dealer's Handbook (Paperback)I got a job as a poker dealer and had have a few errors that weren't quite covered in my "introduction course" by my employers, plus I wanted to be as professional as I could so I decided to buy this book.
The overall structure of the book is somewhat confusing since you can find repeated lines all over the book, and several subjects are covered in several chapters so you can't really know all you need to of, say, blind structure, until you've read most of the book. This however is not that bad since you are most likely to read the whole thing in a couple of sittings. I actually read it in 2 days during breaks right at work.
The obvious lack of illustrations is also a bit of a problem but the explanations are clear enough.
There are some problems that you will find frequently during your job that the book leaves to the floorperson's decition and gives no information as to what their call might be, it would've been nice to know some options on those subjects.
In spite of these issues, the book is excellent at procedures and gives you the tools to be a true professional, my performance has improved a great deal and the players really appreciate a professional dealer.
Overall the book is great, I have it as a reference and when problems arise that need understanding by the players we can actually take the book and show the proper procedures.
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Initial post: Jul 16, 2009 4:36:16 AM PDT
Felton M. Woulard says:
I am glad that there are no illustrations. I teach poker and part of my instructions are the purchase of this book. If it taught everything then it would be no need of my instructions. They do need to do an update to the book and go into tournament play and add no limit and pot limit rules to the book.
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