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Old March 9th, 2010, 11:27 PM
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Hi All. OK, here's a question. How much do you tip in the casino. Like when you win and the lights go on an off and and an attendent has to give you the pay out winnings?
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I don't usually tip an attendant. Dealers (blackjack) are often given tips, but for the life of me I dont understand why. It has NO aftect on the service you receive.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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I have been told for slot machine wins that require an attendant to pay that itís appropriate to tip 10%. I say baloney to that, after Iíve been dropping coins into a slot for 3 day finally I get a nice return and some guy Iíve never seen deserves a big chunk of it? I usually give $20 to $50 per $1000 paid out depending how good Iíve been doing overall. The attendants have always been very gracious about receiving that amount and never made me feel like I stiffed them. I would bet (no pun intended) that they often donít get tipped at all.

If the dealers are friendly on the table games I make one or two bets an hour for the dealers, more if Iím doing well. If none of the bets have hit I usually leave a tip the size of my average bet straight up for the dealer. Iím not tipping for better server, but to reward a better overall experience. More if they are encouraging and talkative, less if they are sullen or grumpy.

I donít really have a good feel for tipping when I cash out at the cashiers cage. It used to be expected in Vegas but I donít see anyone else do it any more. If Iíve had a good run Iíll usually leave a tip the same size a my average bet that session.
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I understand what you are saying - but I just don't agree with the need to tip a dealer. He is going to do whatevr his cards tell him to do - he is not playing against you. Especially in Vegas where they are not even allowed to talk.

Now - if I have a nice dealer in a casino who warns me NOT to hit on the 18 I have showing when I am too distracted to see what I doing - THEN I might leave a tip if I am winning, but I never win, so....

I would never tip an attendent - that is their job. In fact, I never even heard of such a thing.

I would rather give the money to another gambler who looks like they just lost their last nickel than give it to the attendent. I know the casino has THEIR money.
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I'll tip a dealer, on a cruise ship, if they make an effort to make the game enjoyable. I like an interactive and fun table. If I win I usually tip about 10% of my winnings. I have tipped even when I've lost if the dealer(s) let me have fun while I gave them the money.

I wouldn't even think about tipping on a slot win. The machine can't pay out the winnings, or the jackpot needs to be verified, so an attendant is basically giving you the money the machine should have paid.

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