August 13, 2010 4:13:04 PM EDT
Yeah, what you say is true of course. I like short-handed games much more than with more people, hands down. So that's not a problem. I think you're right that it may be rare. Definitely you'll still want to play as well as possible. I only thought it'd be nice to be paid to play poker, rather than having to (though I'm certainly not complaining about having to pay for the advantages casinos provide). I wonder if many casinos have prop players and if it's easy to get hired as one.
No, Lou didn't mention any - this was all he said...
"Whenever a game is short, you're likely to encounter a proposition player, or prop. Props play on their own money but are paid a salary by the house to help start, or prop up, games. A prop's life is tough. They play in short-handed games, or games struggling to get off the ground. Props typically play no better, no worse than most regulars. Many cardroom newcomers panic at the thought of a prop in their game. Since the prop is paid an hourly wage by the casino, players often believe they have a big advantage. Not true. They gamble their own money, and as long as they are reliable and generally do not insult the clientele, management is happy with them. So long as they maintain a playing bankroll the house cares not a whit whether they win or lose."