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How much should I be tipping when I cash a live tournament?

From my experience as a dealer when closing out a tournament, the player whom ended up winning would give the 'loose change' from their win as a tip. I.E. say you take down a 100$ tournament in your ...
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Can a dealer help and tell players their outs

In this specific case, my opinion is that the dealer didn't do anything wrong. Especially because there was no more action, but also because he was just trying to be helpful to the new player. The ...
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All Players SItting Out

I don't have much experience live, so these answers only apply to online poker, but I believe the answer should apply the same either way. I'm not sure how this works in ring games, I assume that ...
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What hand is this?

A poker hand is 5 cards, so the dealer is showing that the winning hand is JJKQ7. If, instead, the winning hand had been AhKh for a flush, the dealer instead would have raised the Qh 4h and 7h.
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What is the official procedure for starting a hand in texas holdem heads up?

The key is the button represents the dealer, the dealer doesn't deal himself/herself first. So, the first card goes to the big blind player in heads-up. According to heads up poker rules, the ...
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Can a dealer help and tell players their outs

The key factor in this case is that the betting is over and the hands have been tabled. Once you get to showdown "cards speak", and everyone at the table has an obligation to ensure that the correct ...
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How much do you tip the dealer?

As a former dealer, you can tip whatever you want to tip. Let me give you some guidelines for lower stakes games, that myself as a dealer would expect (i.e. $1-$2 up to $2-$5): If the pot is won pre-...
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Why does Dealer call over floor if there is 3 of a kind on the flop in live poker?

This of course depends on the location. There are of course standard poker rules that are applied pretty much everywhere, but most poker rooms have various rules that apply only to them. Without ...
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In Seven Card Stud, the dealer missed dealing the last cards and shuffles the deck

There is only really one thing that can happen. Reshuffle, burn and give everyone their 7th card. The only other option, and this is only because it's a home game, would be to have the players who ...
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Win the Button tournament rules?

It is custom betting so there is not (yet) a standard. Basically win the pot wins the button. You will need to defer to house / casino rules. If you are to the left by 1 or 2 positions of a big ...
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Dealer and Small Blind go bust - how does Dealer button move in this case?

It depends on where you are playing. There are two distinct sets of procedures for moving a button. One is called forward moving button, the other set of procedures does not really have a common title ...
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

In the video, the dealer does in fact, deal 5 cards. It has no effect on the game's outcome, but a pro dealer will pitch all the cards in a showdown. The main reason is to not confuse the eye in the ...
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

I'd say the entire board is dealt in all cases, but I don't see why that earlier stop may cause any problem. There are no standardized inernational rules for poker, so I guess the house gets to ...
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Dealer misdeal - How should the hand proceed?

As I often say when these friendly game questions come up, please remember you're not a casino nor a cardroom, you're playing with friends so keep it friendly! So just keep this in mind when deciding ...
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In.a rotating dealer game, are there rules prohibiting the dealer from touching the deck when it isn't necessary?

Yes, in states that allow(ed) player-dealt poker (as did California in years past), there are such rules. California didn't have hold'em back then, but the lowball rules were like this: Dealer ...
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In.a rotating dealer game, are there rules prohibiting the dealer from touching the deck when it isn't necessary?

As a dealer, I would never not be holding the deck from the moment it was cut and picked up, until the stub was being mucked. The biggest concern is what can be done when the deck is picked up and ...
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Dealer and Small Blind go bust - how does Dealer button move in this case?

This situation results in what is called a "dead button" where the button rotates to an empty seat. I am not sure exactly what happens in edge cases (like small blind, big blind, and utg all busting ...
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

In principle, yes. The dealer should deal all five cards and that's what will happen in a serious event. But anyway, what's the difference? Who cares?
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

In fact the dealer does have to deal all 5 cards. Consider this: Player A: 10dJd Player B: AcAs Flop: QdKd2s Turn: Ad (Royal Flush Made) River: Ad So, there are 2 Ace of diamonds in the deck and ...
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Can a dealer help and tell players their outs

I believe just an ego issue here. Nothing wrong with dealer telling the player, when there is no action left behind.
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Can a dealer help and tell players their outs

So technically the hand was over nothing the dealer did influenced the play of the hand so no big deal. Does not warrant disrupting the game for a floor decision, if the complaining player wants they ...
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How much do you tip the dealer?

I like @Grinch91's answer for its level of detail and rationale. The tip amounts also pretty much agree with what I've seen and with the amounts I tend to tip myself. On the second half of your ...
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How to choose new dealer when some new players have joined and some previous players have left the table?

Notice that under the Moving Button rule A1 will post SB and becomes button, while both B2 and C3 will post BB! After that hand B2 becomes button and both B2 and C3 will post SB, G7 posts BB. Next ...
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