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August 16th, 2018 at 9:33:50 PM permalink
I've never once had strangers come out of the woodwork to get a handout waiting on a hand pay, but many times where employees start hovering around, congratulating you, obviously hoping for a tip. This problem is especially pervasive at the Four Queens. Once I gave a tip to the one who paid me and said, "please share this with the rest of the staff," but she just walked off with the money and every other employee gave me the "where is my tip?" look. My policy is the only people who might be eligible for a tip are those who did some service for you before or including the payment of the jackpot.
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August 17th, 2018 at 12:21:48 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've never once had strangers come out of the woodwork to get a handout waiting on a hand pay, but many times where employees start hovering around, congratulating you, obviously hoping for a tip. This problem is especially pervasive at the Four Queens. Once I gave a tip to the one who paid me and said, "please share this with the rest of the staff," but she just walked off with the money and every other employee gave me the "where is my tip?" look. My policy is the only people who might be eligible for a tip are those who did some service for you before or including the payment of the jackpot.



I usually look at my phone on reddit or something from the time I hit a jackpot till I get paid. If you weren't talking to me before hitting the jackpot odds are you're up to no good. Those people can stand around as long as they want.

Or what's also fun is to string them along until they do the hard sell and say "no I don't let people borrow money". I hit a jackpot once and this old lady chatted me up for a while until I got paid. I assumed she was a high limit player and just wanted to talk, but turns out she was hustling people for money. I was kinda surprised at the extremely long effort she put in until she asked me for a few bucks however.

I've started to keep conversation with people in casinos to a minimum. Most are nice people that just wanna gamble and have fun, but the small percentage of hustlers just make me sick of having to deal with people in general.
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August 17th, 2018 at 2:52:00 AM permalink
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haha!



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August 17th, 2018 at 3:19:30 AM permalink
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"I've started to keep conversation with people in casinos to a minimum. Most are nice people that just wanna gamble and have fun, but the small percentage of hustlers just make me sick of having to deal with people in general."



Yup, better to be cautious at all times, rather than get hustled.
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August 17th, 2018 at 4:13:22 AM permalink
I only tip the person who pays me. If I were to tip two people, the same tip would just be split in half. Witnesses and managers don't deserve anything. They all get a chance to be the payer, it's not always their turn though.
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August 17th, 2018 at 4:20:47 AM permalink
If a lady asks for money, just tell her you don't know what you have to do for that money. I came up with that out of necessity when an 80 year old lady was begging me for money. It was only a joke because she was joking when the money flew out of the machine saying are you giving away money. I do give old ladies money though usually $20.
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August 17th, 2018 at 6:40:00 AM permalink
As soon as they ask for money, just say, "No hablo ingles, gracias!" Or just hit the service button and when someone arrives, tell them the person next to you is asking you for money. idk if it works because I've never tried it. If it's one of those MS-13 lookin' fellers, perhaps use some caution and don't troll them too hard.
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MrV
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August 17th, 2018 at 9:03:59 AM permalink
There is a simple solution.

The next time you get a hand pay, tell them to pay some to the IRS and that you want your portion paid to you in full by check.

Not only will that remove the pressure to tip, it will also help to save you from yourself, at least for that day.
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August 17th, 2018 at 11:04:25 AM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead

Surprised? When you're in Las Vegas someday take a good look at who is lined up at the door to the Diamond Lounge at the Flamingo itching & tweaking to get in right away at the first moment it opens. Even without being local and acquainted with some of them (beyond their cover stories for suckers & social workers), for any clear-eyed reasonably observant person I don't think it would really be necessary to know them that well individually to make a pretty good guess about the lives of at least some of them.

Here's a little hint: some of those Fabulous VIP Diamond Card guests, including some I can think of that have been that way for years, don't always do a thorough job of shaking off the twigs and leaves. Including some members right here on this forum.



But they get a couple free meals in the diamond lounge each day lol
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August 17th, 2018 at 11:07:44 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've never once had strangers come out of the woodwork to get a handout waiting on a hand pay, but many times where employees start hovering around, congratulating you, obviously hoping for a tip. This problem is especially pervasive at the Four Queens. Once I gave a tip to the one who paid me and said, "please share this with the rest of the staff," but she just walked off with the money and every other employee gave me the "where is my tip?" look. My policy is the only people who might be eligible for a tip are those who did some service for you before or including the payment of the jackpot.



I have no idea what the proper tip is for a jackpot but I hit for 18k on a lightnng machine and gave the guy 100 bucks and you would have thought I kicked him in the balls and spit in his eyes. Not sure what he was looking for but he didn't get it

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