casinos run on a twenty-four-hour basis in Nevada,
and these hours are divided into three eight-hour
shifts. They’re commonly called day, swing,
and graveyard, and the vary, though a day shift usually
lasts from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M , the swing from 4 P.M.
to midnight, and the graveyard midnight from to 8
Since even a casino manager must sleep at times, there
shift boss for each eight-hour shift. These men are
directly sponsible to and under the control of the
casino manager, they have full responsibility for
the action going on during eight hours of their supervision.
In addition, if there's a stantial jackpot at the
slots, or the keno games has a winner several thousand
dollars, it's their responsibility to make tain that
the payoff is correct and that the win was legiti
is one area where many new tournament planners needlessly
make things difficult for themselves and their players.
First of all, chips in a tournament have no direct
monetary value, so there is absolutely no need to
try to make the initial chip allocation correspond
to the buy-in dollar for dollar. In the poker shows
you see on TV, tournament chips frequently have dollar
values assigned based on initial buy-ins, but this
is nothing more than a bit of showmanship to enhance
the drama of the event. (The references to bets of
tens or hundreds of thousands of "dollars"
serve as constant reminders to observers of the lavish
amounts of money in play.) You should express your
tournament chip values in terms of dimensionless units,
not dollars. It gives you more flexibility to make
your chips work for you, and it also allows you to
play tournaments for any stakes without having to
alter your tournament structure.