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Old 08-11-2007, 03:59 AM
Location: In my house
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LOL..scratch that idea then. (i was kidding anyway )
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jfkIII View Post
I just wish I could tip a dealer directly, rather than it going into the mass general tipping pool. If a dealer is great and has personality...why shouldn't that deal get to keep the tip, rather than having to share it with the grouchy dealers?
If dealers kept their own tips, the IRS would have no guidelines. Also, table security would be a major issue. dealers are the only tipped employees who are taxed at 100% of their tips, as the money goes through the cage. Every other tipped employee is bound by a tip formula---a percentage of gross sales, etc.---usually very lenient.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:07 PM
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i have worked at a casino in the midwest for almost 13yrs....the casino i work for they focus on giving the best of the best type service, weather it paying a jackpot which we have a 10 min time limit, answering a service light which is 2min and be friendly by introducing yourself to the guest and getting their name......we have to be aware of information of events, promotions, and some policies of other depts.........so yes i feel i gave u a great experence i feel like i should be tipped for good guest service if a jp is won......fyi i work in the slots dept....
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:32 PM
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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If I am winning - I tip -

After all, it is not "my money" until I leave the casino

If I had just won $1000.00, I would have NO problem giving each of the cashiers / slot people a 20
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:57 PM
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I work at a racino in NY it is run by the lottery which has many rules. I'm a floor attendant there and we do not cash jackpots, which I think is not to our advantage since most people don't "tip" until they are paid so all of the "tips" go to the cashiers. The "tips" are not shared and we go home most days with nothing extra, yet the cashiers make on average 100.00 a day. If neccessary I take the winners photo, and still receive nothing but a thank you. Gracious as I can be I walk away and say congratulations seething with the fact that you'll probably tip the cashier because they also have "tip" jars at each station and we can't even wear pins that say we accept tips.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:50 PM
Location: Santa Monica
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Everyone in Vegas expects a tip! Got a Christmas card from my exterminator with a very thinly veiled tip request. Didn't send one so since then I have a different technician (same company)!

To get a job as parking valet for a Strip hotel, to even have a chance at moving up on the waiting list, you have to commit a high percentage of your tips to your angel co-worker. Blackjack dealers at the Wynn must give up a percentage of their tips to pit bosses. This was mandated a few months ago by Smiling Stevie himself. He's never heard that in some jobs the producers actually make more than their bosses.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:58 PM
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Default tipping slot attendant

i used to be a slot attendant, so i can answer this one. its only customary to tip the slot atttendant who is paying you the jackpot. you don't have to tip anyone else, unless you really want to.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:07 AM
Location: Gold Country CA
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Default Same in Tahoe

Originally Posted by r264 View Post
i used to be a slot attendant, so i can answer this one. its only customary to tip the slot atttendant who is paying you the jackpot. you don't have to tip anyone else, unless you really want to.
Agreed. I was a slot host/cashier for six years in Lake Tahoe and this was the proper procedure. However, in the beginning we didn't have to pool our tips, so there were several occasions where a host stationed in one area might see a jackpot in someone else's area and run over to "suck up" to the winner in hopes of getting the tip instead of the actual host who was bringing them change, drinks and smiles their whole shift. Happened a LOT.

It certainly wasn't fair and eventually all tips were pooled. But then the host working High Limit who was given a $5000 tip on a massive win didn't get to keep it all himself, and that wasn't fair either. But either way, our base pay certainly wasn't enough to pay the bills.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:08 AM
Location: Home!
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So what about when you get a paper ticket? WooHoo, it's all yours?

Or what about if you are playing a table game and gamble it all?

And Buzz123, paying a whole shift? How would you know who was really on the shift? Everyone or just the slot attendants?
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by yellowsnow View Post
I do 99% of my gambling at Main Street Station. Mostly because I like the people there and I get great comps. They have long term employees and I feel like I almost know some of them. I have been talking to them for years. I'm always kind, friendly, and I tip well. I think of it as a sort of gamblers karma. If I'm winning, everyone should be winning.

Last time I was there, I won 5K on VP. I invested $100 total. That was my gambling money and it's all I had with me! I gave $100 bills to the change person, the cocktail waitress, and the guy who had been emptying my ashtray all night. Then I played quarter poker and hit the royal again so I tipped everyone again! It was a great night in March and I haven't been back since except for dinner now and then. It's about time for another gambling night!
Because I'm kind and tip well, the employees like me and I get great service. I never wait for drinks or change. Quite often they even give me tips on what to play. They know if I win, they win too!

youre my kind of guy, yellowsnow. i also tip well everytime i stay at casinos on the strip. i play lots of VP at the bar and i tip the barkeeps $5 for every refill. people get astounded by that, ive gotten comments such as "dude!, you just gave him a $5?!!!" and im like, yeah so? the drink is free for crissakes and im getting well served. damn. people have gotten so cheap these days and in vegas you can see the lowest of the low in terms of cheapskates. working girls sit beside me when they get the word that there is a guy that....good god!!!.... is tipping $5 per round of drinks!! they almost harass me wanting to service me...i guess we're a dying breed... i once got a royal flush, won a $1000, tipped every barkeep $20, so in all i tipped $60.... some had teary eyes..the other had his god bless me...damn... why?!!!
anyways, i'm of the idea that tipping is classy and if it doesn't brankupt you... spead the wealth.....wha?!!! Obama!!!! no way....nothing wrong with spreading the wealth... and im a mcCain guy.
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