An employee of the gaming establishment whose primary purpose is just to play and help keep enough players at a table. The prop player does not participate in wins or losses.
Someone paid by a cardroom to keep games going. Props start new tables, keep older ones from fading, and contribute to a friendly atmosphere. Props play poker on their own money, but receive a salary from the house. Much the same as a shill, minus the negative connotations and hints of cheating. Props are open about their employment, and sometimes wear name tags.
a person brought in by a casino to encourage play
A person who is employed by the casino to help start games. They also help keep games going if they are in danger of breaking. Although props are paid by the house, the money they use at the table is their own.
See public relations player.
A cardroom employee who joins a game with his own money when the game is shorthanded, or to get a game started; similar to a shill.
Proposition players are cardroom employees who help ensure there are poker games continuously available to cardroom patrons. Proposition players (or props) will fill empty seats at short tables, help start new tables and generally help ensure that patrons will be able to play poker in the cardroom.
also referred to as a prop player, is a person paid by the house to play. The purpose is to have players available to start games or keep a game going. Proposition players play with their own money, so they must be good enough to at least break even at the table, or their pay will not cover their losses.
a card-room employee who is similar to a shill. The proposition player, or prop as he is known, plays with his own money, and may join a table if it is short of players, or simply to help the game get started. See also shill.
A proposition player, or "prop," is a player who is paid by a cardroom to play poker, usually in order to keep games going when they get shorthanded, or to get games started. Props are paid a salary, but they gamble with their own money.