If you’ve ever been to a casino in Louisiana, you can’t help but notice the Asians at the baccarat table. Literally all the Asians, every time I’ve ever been to a casino, have been at the baccarat table. It’s funny how the table games seem to appeal to different races. For instance, I notice black people love craps and cheap blackjack. Old white dudes love craps and 5 card poker. Women with gaudy jewelry like to sit solo at the expensive blackjack tables and slot machines. Younger white girls like roulette.
I can remember one night sitting at the end of a blackjack table, and next to a baccarat table. I couldn’t help but notice there were nothing but Asians at the baccarat. They general mood over there was overwhelmingly serious and intense. It didn’t look like a fun place to be. Given my passion for the service industry, I started focusing in on how they were treating the cocktail waitress.
Before I lost the money I was wiling to gamble at the blackjack table, I was able to see them order and receive two rounds of drinks. More than half the drinks were water. The other half of the drinks were cocktails and beers. I didn’t see them drop a single dollar or a single chip on the tray the cocktail waitress was holding. What’s up with that?
In the restaurant industry, getting a table of Asians is usually a good thing. While I don’t know if it’s Chinese, Japanese, etc., I can tell you that, in my experience, guests who look Asian do tip well.