An Introduction is in Order

Dealers,

This is the first installment of the weekly Monday IHP Blog as written by me, Patrick. I’ll be taking over blogging duties until further notice, filling your heads with useful  knowledge about upcoming events, rules of the games we deal, tips for dealing those games more efficiently, how to deal with problems that arise on site, etc. (Admittedly, there will also be some useless knowledge shared, too.)

Before we begin, I’ll take this time to tell you who I am since some (maybe most) of you don’t know me. First, I’ve known Bill Heuer for almost ten years now, and I’ve called him a friend since almost the beginning. In the last few years he’s even reciprocated and called me a friend as well. I work occasional events, and I live in Bill’s Big Yellow House with Scott Bosley. I am definitely an unofficial behind-the-scenes player at IHP, with all the perks that that implies (like getting to daily hear Scott brag about his craps dealing prowess).

Now a quick bit about me – I was raised in Houston and moved to Chicago for college when I was a teenager. While in college I learned two things: bartending and poker (neither of which had anything to do with what I was there for). I ended up in Las Vegas (naturally) for a while, and then came back to Houston. Over the last 25 years I’ve either slung drinks for, served food to, pitched cards at, cleaned up after, or supervised over every type of person for every type of event you can imagine. Ask anyone with that many years in the service industry, and they’ll agree – it takes a lot to shock me or surprise me now.

With that brief introduction out of the way, let me tell you what you can look forward to in this blog – advice given, questions answered, trivia shared, and information about IHP that you can use to improve yourself and the company, among others.

Thanks for reading. See you next Monday.

–Patrick

“Remember this: The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.”

Nicholas Dandolos, a.k.a. “Nick the Greek”

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