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February 10th, 2019 at 4:10:11 PM permalink
Does tipping the dealer mean that the pit may give a higher rating to the player
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boymimbo
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February 10th, 2019 at 4:29:45 PM permalink
I would think that the answer is "not really". In most casinos the pit simply inputs your card, your buy-in and your betting level and the computer calculates everything else.

When it comes to discretionary comps attitude and demeanor are meaningful. Certainly players can only posssibly gain by tipping (reasonably, theres no point of tipping $25 to get a $10 comp) by being pleasant. The dealer can do things to affect your comps: deal slower, tell the pit you've been away from your table shorter than you actually have, because that's about it. A pit manager who sees you being pleasant and tipping can on!y help. He has far more power to delay your exit and increase your bet size. In many places discretionary comps are approved by a table games manager in order to avoid favouritism.

zcore and Commish would have some better input on this.
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February 11th, 2019 at 8:25:43 AM permalink
To my personal experience, it does make a difference depending on who the pit is. Usually pit bosses were previous dealers and they definitely empathize with the dealers. As you may know, the average bet is at the discretion of the pit boss. In many instances, when I tip the dealers, the pit has given me more favorable rating (not always). Sometimes, keeping my max bet for the duration of the session. I canít tell you where my break even point is, but Iíd like to think Iíve benefited more than losing out.
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February 11th, 2019 at 8:42:47 AM permalink
I think the standard ďit dependsĒ answer is the right answer.

But, it canít hurt! I think if youíre friendly and tipping for good service, youíre making the smart decision.

They arenít going to change a $25 bet to $50, but if youíre playing $25 usually and maybe drop it down to $15-$20 every once in a while, itís human nature to just keep it at $25 if the person is friendly and tipping the dealer.

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