Talking to live dealers is the easy part. Type message, press Send. Knowing how to talk to them, and keeping your communications to a reasonable minimum – that’s the hard part. As stated above, they are performing a job, and if they have to stop to read your long, whimsical musings, it’s only interrupting the game for everyone. That said, let’s go over some basic ground rules.
Rule #1: Greetings! The dealer will greet every player who joins the table. It is proper to greet them back. Like an in-person greeting, it is just plain rude to ignore it. Be polite and say hello back.
Rule #2: Keep your messages short and to the point. Long-winded paragraphs are highly inappropriate. If the dealer wanted to read books, they would have become an editor.
Rule #3: Do not chat without purpose. No one wants to hear about what your cat is doing. Occasional banter and good humored jokes are okay, but don’t get carried away.
Rule #4: Avoid volatile topics like politics and religious beliefs.
Rule #5: The dealer is not responsible for your win/loss rate. Do not respond negatively if you hit a bad streak of hands.
Rule #6: Use of profane language, obscene remarks or insulting comments will not be tolerated. Live dealers cannot wash your mouth out with soap, but they can have you removed from the table in an instant.
Rule #7: No personal information should be shared. Do not tell the chat personal details about yourself, and do not ask others to provide their own personal details.
Rule #8: The dealer is not interested in you. Innocent flirtation is okay once or twice, but do not carry on, and do not be inappropriate. Such behavior will get you kicked out almost as fast at spewing profanity.
Rule #9: Just like a real casino, avoid drunken interactions. There’s nothing wrong with having a couple of drinks, but if your behavior reflects severe insobriety, you guessed it – you’re out.
Rule #10: Moms everywhere agree… If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!