Types of Casino Players

There are two main types of casino customers: grind and premium. If you find yourself working on the casino floor, you’ll quickly learn to distinguish between the two.

As the name suggests, grind players typically bet in small amounts, “grinding” out, for example, $20 in chips through a series of $1 bets. Premium players on the other hand, bet in large amounts, with a better understanding of the games in general and access to substantial bankrolls (the money used for betting). It is this type of player the casino management wants at the tables since they regularly give the casino hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of wagering or what is commonly termed “action.” Premium players benefit from casino giveaways, such as free hotel rooms and meals given out through the “comp” system (see next page). It’s to the casino’s advantage to keep these so-called high rollers coming back to the tables. The law of averages dictates that these players will eventually lose more than they will win.

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