MichaelBluejay
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September 9th, 2021 at 11:19:40 AM permalink
Vital Vegas is chastising a player for tipping $200 on a $1 million win.

For those who believe in tipping, how much do you think is appropriate to tip on a $1M win?

(If you don't believe in tipping, this thread is not for you. The rest of us are already painfully aware that many of you don't believe in tipping.)

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Responses so far: (median is $1000)
• $200 (SOOPOO, p. 1)
• $400 (Dieter, low limit of $400-1000 range, p. 2)
• $500 (FinsRule, low limit of $500-1000 range, p. 2; $2000 for a dealer)\
• $700 (100xOdds, low limit of $700-7200 range, p. 2, 2nd post)
• $1000 (billryan, p. 1)
• $1000 (Dieter, high limit of $400-1000 range, p. 2)
• $1000 (FinsRule, high limit of $500-1000 range, p. 2; $2000 for a dealer)

• $2000 (Wizard, p. 1)
• $2000 (jml24, p. 5)
• $5000 (rsactuary, p. 1)
• $5000 - $20,000 (ZCore13, p. 1)
• $7200 (100xOdds, high limit of $700-7200 range, p. 2, 2nd post)
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September 9th, 2021 at 11:37:58 AM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

Vital Vegas is chastising a player for tipping $200 on a $1 million win.

For those who believe in tipping, how much do you think is appropriate to tip on a $1M win?

(If you don't believe in tipping, this thread is not for you. The rest of us are already painfully aware that many of you don't believe in tipping.)

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    This was just discussed in another thread, but…I immediately cut the win down to $650,000 due to taxes. But I generally don’t tip according to my win or loss. I tip around $5 an hour at a table game, and add a few more dollars when I leave.

    If it is a place I go to frequently and they ‘know’ me I probably tip $500. If I am in Las Vegas the $200 sounds about right. I hate two aspects of this tip…. One is that it is truly a random event winning the jackpot that the dealer had no effect on. The other is that if I actually wanted to share with the friendly dealer, he gets 1/50th of my tip or whatever his share is.
    MichaelBluejay
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    September 9th, 2021 at 11:53:40 AM permalink
    Thanks. I didn't see another thread about tipping on a $1M win. I saw the thread about the $1M win, but tipping wasn't discussed much, if at all, in that thread. Is there another thread I'm missing?

    Your amount is similar to what I list in my Tipping Guide: For hand pays, 0.5-1%, max $500.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 3:09:54 PM permalink
    Quote: MichaelBluejay

    Vital Vegas is chastising a player for tipping $200 on a $1 million win.

    For those who believe in tipping, how much do you think is appropriate to tip on a $1M win?

    (If you don't believe in tipping, this thread is not for you. The rest of us are already painfully aware that many of you don't believe in tipping.)

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    Nevada service employees try to brainwash people into believing that 10% is the standard tip amount. My thought has always been if the tip amount I leave is going to have the dealer telling his friend about this cheapskate that won a jackpot, then I will leave $0 and make the story even better for the dealer.

    I once left a $2500 tip to be split between two bartenders. I know that is crazy but these two bartenders are friends of mine and we socialize together.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 4:07:59 PM permalink
    I'd tip about $2,000, or 0.2%. That seems right to me. I've maintained the proper tip on a hand pay is 0.5% to 2%, the larger the jackpot, the smaller the percentage.

    However, in this case the win is so huge that going down to 0.2% seems justifiable.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 4:14:48 PM permalink
    Quote: MichaelBluejay

    Vital Vegas is chastising a player for tipping $200 on a $1 million win.

    For those who believe in tipping, how much do you think is appropriate to tip on a $1M win?

    (If you don't believe in tipping, this thread is not for you. The rest of us are already painfully aware that many of you don't believe in tipping.)

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    Depending on how the dealer acted prior to the jackpot and whether or not they keep their own, I'd tip anywhere from $5,000 -$20,000.


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    September 9th, 2021 at 4:22:59 PM permalink
    yeah the $5000 amount seems right to me.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 4:38:36 PM permalink
    My first thought was $1,000. It's not something I've thought about and doubt I will in the future
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    September 9th, 2021 at 6:15:48 PM permalink
    Corner store near me sold a Million dollar ticket on the 649 lottery think powerball type lottery

    Guy gets the whole million here no taxes

    Guy is a regular customer that picks up a coffee and paper each day on way to work. Three full time cashier's each got $500. The one told me he was so cheap he only got $500.... Ticket was sold on that cashier day
    off

    Don't matter what you give never be enough ... $500 would be almost a weeks wages take home as they make $17 a hr
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    September 9th, 2021 at 8:52:58 PM permalink
    Quote: coilman

    Corner store near me sold a Million dollar ticket on the 649 lottery think powerball type lottery

    Guy gets the whole million here no taxes

    Guy is a regular customer that picks up a coffee and paper each day on way to work. Three full time cashier's each got $500. The one told me he was so cheap he only got $500.... Ticket was sold on that cashier day
    off

    Don't matter what you give never be enough ... $500 would be almost a weeks wages take home as they make $17 a hr

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    In NY, the store that sells the winning prize get a pretty nice payout that is supposed to be shared with the employees.
    In California, the retailer who sells a winning ticket can get awarded up to one million dollars and it has happened . In that case, the retailer should be tipping the winner.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.

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