VCUSkyhawk
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August 17th, 2018 at 11:13:44 AM permalink
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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



This is exactly why I have a problem with tipping. Dont get me wrong, I still tip dealers for good service, but that is the only reason. I dont tip people because they are just doing their job (flipping cards, handing me money ect.). I was raised to believe that 15% is a good tip for good service. Now 15% has fallen by the wayside and people expect 20% on service.

Anyways, trooper, let that be a lesson...dont tip the slot people. They arent really providing you any service that merits it anyways.
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August 17th, 2018 at 12:09:41 PM permalink
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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



Never go back to that casino, or if you must never play on this idiot's shift. Or if you do stiff um
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August 17th, 2018 at 12:44:14 PM permalink
I've only gotten one hand pay in my life ($5k) and I didn't tip anything. It's your job to hand me money! If you have a problem with that, lobby Congress to raise the report threshold from $1,200 and then the machine will pay me, not you!
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August 17th, 2018 at 1:57:29 PM permalink
$100 is an amazing tip for a handpay.
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August 17th, 2018 at 1:57:39 PM permalink
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I've only gotten one hand pay in my life ($5k) and I didn't tip anything. It's your job to hand me money! If you have a problem with that, lobby Congress to raise the report threshold from $1,200 and then the machine will pay me, not you!



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August 17th, 2018 at 3:05:46 PM permalink
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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



That is unfortunate, but I'm not surprised by the reaction you got. My advice is 0.5% to 1%, depending on the jackpot amount, the higher the jackpot, the lower the percentage. Your tip was 0.56%, which was right in line with my advice.

Feel free to name the casino so they can suffer a little public shaming.
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August 18th, 2018 at 8:38:28 AM permalink
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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

That sounds like a very nice tip to me for what, about 5 - 10 minutes of work ?

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That is unfortunate, but I'm not surprised by the reaction you got. My advice is 0.5% to 1%, depending on the jackpot amount, the higher the jackpot, the lower the percentage. Your tip was 0.56%, which was right in line with my advice.

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August 20th, 2018 at 4:38:52 AM permalink
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I haven't seen it but that is probably the gist of it. I'm sure they try to overcharge.

If I were the one making the games, I would offer an option to buy back a player's multipliers if he cashes out with some on the next hand. Then again, it would go against the purpose of keeping the player at the machine, which is probably why I am not the one making the games.

I think manufacturers have an obligation to avoid making a nuisance. Lottery ticket dispensers make the tickets eligible for 'a second chance' and thus avoid a pile of discarded tickets. The old OTB offices in NYC had zillions of people who would pick up discarded tickets, read thru them, then throw them back on the floor. What a nuisance.

Casinos often realize what is going on when a small team camps out on a certain kiosk or something. Surely there could be a simple system of cashing out and getting a added consolation prize of zeroing out the machine for a few pennies more.

No one wants the low lifes who tout 'lucky machines' or who try to scalp real or imagined credits. This "I will press the secret button sequence if you will give me half your winnings" is nonsense and to a certain extent I have no pity on the suckers but it makes the casinos magnets for unsavory types.

Casinos and game manufacturers should realize that can be expensive in the long run.
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August 20th, 2018 at 4:44:50 AM permalink
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I've only gotten one hand pay in my life ($5k) and I didn't tip anything. It's your job to hand me money! If you have a problem with that, lobby Congress to raise the report threshold from $1,200 and then the machine will pay me, not you!

Frankly, I agree with this sentiment. I don't go to the Shift Manager and tip him for doing his job. I hate this sea of outstretched hands from people that have not done anything for you.

Tip a dealer? sure. Tip a jerk with an outstretched hand just because its Vegas? No.
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August 20th, 2018 at 8:07:17 AM permalink
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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





Your response should have been to kick him in the balls and spit in his eyes.

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