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Wizard
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June 16th, 2017 at 6:13:33 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I don't invite people to dinner unless I'm prepared to pay for all of it, including the tip. Fortunately I generally dine with decent people and if I'm picking up the tab they will tip. When dining with others on comp or them treating I always insist on tipping. Usually everything works out if the people you hang with are decent. If not, then don't hang out again. Pretty simple. I generally like to over contribute beyond my share on split bills if I know there are people in attendance that might have trouble contributing a full share. All in all I'm fine with just about anything as long as the bill doesn't cause a scene.



While I may not agree with MaxPen about politics much, I can confirm he is a very generous guy. After the Super Bowl a bunch of WoV people, some with a +1, had a nice dinner and Max kindly picked up the check, just out of generosity. It must have been a pretty big one too. Thanks again for that.

I hope you don't mind me sharing the story.
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June 16th, 2017 at 6:39:13 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Quote: Wizard

This is a tangent off of this post.

Suppose two logicians, Jim and Bob, meet for a buffet lunch in a casino. Bob pays for both lunches using a coupon in the mail, which was based on Bob's play in the casino. The idea of the lunch was Bob's, because he had the coupon for two and didn't want to waste it.

Assume that Bob is an AP who was playing 9/6 Jacks or Better on double point days. Points on a regular day are worth 0.25%. Jim is also an AP but doesn't play at that property.

Bob also eats more of the expensive items in the buffet, like peeled shrimp, like Jim is more of rice and beans kind of guy. However, Jim orders three drinks from the waitress and Bob only two.

It finally comes time to leave a tip. How should they split the cost of it?



This has happened to me lots of times

The real world (at least amongst my circle of people) is Jim picks up the entire tip because Bob earned the comped meal and was gracious to share it with Jim


this.
normal buffet tip = 10% per person
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June 16th, 2017 at 8:52:55 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

While I may not agree with MaxPen about politics much, I can confirm he is a very generous guy. After the Super Bowl a bunch of WoV people, some with a +1, had a nice dinner and Max kindly picked up the check, just out of generosity. It must have been a pretty big one too. Thanks again for that.

I hope you don't mind me sharing the story.



Maxpen is da MVP for that one.
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June 16th, 2017 at 11:53:50 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

This is a tangent off of this post.

Suppose two logicians, Jim and Bob, meet for a buffet lunch in a casino. Bob pays for both lunches using a coupon in the mail, which was based on Bob's play in the casino. The idea of the lunch was Bob's, because he had the coupon for two and didn't want to waste it.

Assume that Bob is an AP who was playing 9/6 Jacks or Better on double point days. Points on a regular day are worth 0.25%. Jim is also an AP but doesn't play at that property.

Bob also eats more of the expensive items in the buffet, like peeled shrimp, like Jim is more of rice and beans kind of guy. However, Jim orders three drinks from the waitress and Bob only two.

It finally comes time to leave a tip. How should they split the cost of it?


The one who ordered the most food, ate the least, tried to take all the food he ordered to go, should also tip the least and pay an equal amount of which he ate (but did not eat). All the waitress did was bring out drinks and only took plates away from the table and did not serve food to the diners. Therefore, the tip should only be $2.
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June 17th, 2017 at 5:46:20 AM permalink
Quote: RS

...Therefore, the tip should only be $2.


Finally, someone got the correct answer!
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June 17th, 2017 at 5:54:34 AM permalink
If I invited someone to a buffet and the person attempted to leave a dollar per person tip, it would be the last time they joined me.
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June 17th, 2017 at 5:59:35 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Finally, someone got the correct answer!


Anyone in town knows that most people don't tip very much at the buffet because of this theory or reasoning that the waitress only brings the drinks and clears the dishes. Tipping isn't mandatory anyway but it is the American way and it certainly is the Vegas Culture. I have places where I refuse to tip one nickle and in all honesty I'm about to boycott all tipping in general. I have mentioned it before that players should take a year and track every dollar they would tip. It adds up to a decent bankroll for players that average 40 hrs or more a week and eat out all of the time. Some problems that you will have to deal with is eventually being known as a stiff and I've seen it cost people in the long run getting targeted for being 86'd. It seems cocktail girls talk to slot people who talk to managers and hosts and this extortion crew works together. So it might be better to think of it as insurance against people fouling in your gaming, food and drinks. I've seen people spit and put hairs in food many times working behind the curtain.
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June 17th, 2017 at 6:08:48 AM permalink
Quote: monet0412

Anyone in town knows that most people don't tip very much at the buffet because of this theory or reasoning that the waitress only brings the drinks and clears the dishes. Tipping isn't mandatory anyway but it is the American way and it certainly is the Vegas Culture. I have places where I refuse to tip one nickle and in all honesty I'm about to boycott all tipping in general. I have mentioned it before that players should take a year and track every dollar they would tip. It adds up to a decent bankroll for players that average 40 hrs or more a week and eat out all of the time. Some problems that you will have to deal with is eventually being known as a stiff and I've seen it cost people in the long run getting targeted for being 86'd. It seems cocktail girls talk to slot people who talk to managers and hosts and this extortion crew works together. So it might be better to think of it as insurance against people fouling in your gaming, food and drinks. I've seen people spit and put hairs in food many times working behind the curtain.


I have to. They went to jail and the place closed!
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June 17th, 2017 at 6:15:24 AM permalink
Luckily i am an AP. A business where very large tips can be given

(Usually whispered closely in ones ear when casino staff arent within range)
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June 17th, 2017 at 6:15:31 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Therefore, the tip should only be $2.

$2 a person or $2 total?
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