New to vegas and I have some questions

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Hi - I've done some research but can't seem to find some of my questions.

I am looking to play 1/2 NL or and tournaments at around $100 buy in.

1 - Tipping. I've read that it is customary to tip, even when you lose. When is the right time to tip? When you win a pot? What about when you are losing? Do you just tip when you leave the table? How much? 1- 2 Dollars? Do you tip with cash or chips? Can you tip the waitress with chips?

2 - What if you don't have the exact denomination of chips required to call a bet? How do you get change? i.e. To call a $2 bet but all you have is a $5 chip. What do you do to get change?

3 - Is it true that you can only touch the card with one hand?

4 - What do you tell the dealer when you would like to get up and leave the table? "I would like to cash out"?

5 - in a 1/2 NL game.. what is a good stack to buy in with? 25 times the big blind?

Thanks for your help.

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  1. @Goodshoe gave you good information.

    I would only add to #3 that while you can handle the cards as you like, you have to leave the cards on the table.

  2. Also, leave you hand in front of the chips so dealer/other players can see you have not folded. Else you may get skipped when it's your turn to act. New live players sometimes like to hide their cards behind their chips.

  3. I have another question...good info here for newbies...what if you need a break or step away from the table? Do you just advise the dealer? What happens to your chips? Do they blind you in?

  4. 1. I don't tip when I've lost money, I know it's not the dealer's fault but "kick a man while he's down" comes to mind, haha. I'll definitely tip when I win even if it's a small amount.

    2. Just put down the $5 chip, and the dealer will make the change for you, easy and effortless.

    3. Nope.

    4. Quietly leave your seat. There is no need to explain yourself when you're finished playing. It is courteous to thank the dealer, especially after a good win and nod your goodbyes to the other players.

    5. For a 1/2 table, I would buy in for a minimum of $100 and the maximum of $300. Don't go for less than $100.

  5. 1. I don't tip when I've lost money, I know it's not the dealer's fault but "kick a man while he's down" comes to mind, haha. I'll definitely tip when I win even if it's a small amount.

    2. Just put down the $5 chip, and the dealer will make the change for you, easy and effortless.

    3. Nope.

    4. Quietly leave your seat. There is no need to explain yourself when you're finished playing. It is courteous to thank the dealer, especially after a good win and nod your goodbyes to the other players.

    5. On a 1/2 table, pay a minimum of $100 and pay the maximum of $300. Don't go for less than $100.

  6. You're joking, right?

  7. Take your larger chip and "call" your change will come shortly.

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