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September 14th, 2021 at 9:11:21 PM permalink
Quote: MBJ

*This line was missing from the Wiz' schedule, but $5k payouts are more common than >$5k payouts, so I think we need a $5k line.



$50 for $5,000.

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"Plant your corn early."

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    I wait until June to plant mine.
    It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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    September 15th, 2021 at 12:38:48 AM permalink
    Quote: Wizard

    $50 for $5,000.

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    "Plant your corn early."

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    I wait until June to plant mine.
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    $40 would be ok as well.
    ♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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    September 15th, 2021 at 12:17:13 PM permalink
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    Please comment on my proposed revision:

    $1200: $20 tip
    $1201-4999: $50
    $5000-9999: $75
    $10k-99k: $100
    $100k-499k: $200
    $500k-999k: $500
    $1M+: $1000


    It's ridiculous.
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    Well, your response was similar to Scott's at Vital Vegas in terseness. He said only, "Inadequate in every instance."

    He'd previously said that a $1000 tip "feels right" for a $1M hit, but he apparently changed his mind.

    I think he might be generous because I suspect he's wealthy. He does Vital Vegas full time, but it doesn't appear to be monetized at all, so he apparently doesn't need the money.

    In your case, do you care to elaborate on why you feel the proposed schedule is "ridiculous"?
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    September 15th, 2021 at 12:41:05 PM permalink
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    It's ridiculous.

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    Well, your response was similar to Scott's at Vital Vegas in terseness. He said only, "Inadequate in every instance."

    He'd previously said that a $1000 tip "feels right" for a $1M hit, but he apparently changed his mind.

    I think he might be generous because I suspect he's wealthy. He does Vital Vegas full time, but it doesn't appear to be monetized at all, so he apparently doesn't need the money.

    In your case, do you care to elaborate on why you feel the proposed schedule is "ridiculous"?
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    I don't see the need for a formula. In the space of a few weeks I hit two $2,000 jackpots in the same casino. I tipped $20 on one and $50 on the other. I was a weekly player there and although I doubt the attendants remembered me, I knew them. I knew which one would stop a conversation when a help light went on, and which would walk away, pretending they hadn't seen it. While I am tipping on a single hand, I am rewarding or punishing the worker on her past job performance.
    Your mileage may differ.
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    September 15th, 2021 at 12:57:00 PM permalink
    I think people want a general guide about tipping. In the "old days" I don't remember any "tip jars" for what I would term "counter service" i.e., where you get some sort of service either on the go, at a register or what now.

    Now you don't know where you will find them next.
    Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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    September 15th, 2021 at 12:59:04 PM permalink
    Last time I rode a bus, I didn't see anyone passing the driver an extra dollar, but it wouldn't surprise me either if it started.
    Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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    September 15th, 2021 at 1:02:56 PM permalink
    Quote: rxwine

    Last time I rode a bus, I didn't see anyone passing the driver an extra dollar, but it wouldn't surprise me either if it started.

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    Whenever we chartered a bus to go from Queens to AC we'd pass around a hat. I've seen people on a few occasions try to get people to tip the driver. On a full bus from NY to Ac, I'd guess the drivers get $5-10 in tips. Most people don't tip but a few do.
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    September 15th, 2021 at 1:06:07 PM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quote: rxwine

    Last time I rode a bus, I didn't see anyone passing the driver an extra dollar, but it wouldn't surprise me either if it started.

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    Whenever we chartered a bus to go from Queens to AC we'd pass around a hat. I've seen people on a few occasions try to get people to tip the driver. On a full bus from NY to Ac, I'd guess the drivers get $5-10 in tips. Most people don't tip but a few do.
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    Oh, I totally forgot about charters. I've only ever been on one. And I wouldn't know the expected protocol, which is I guess my point about having a guide.
    Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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    September 15th, 2021 at 6:58:10 PM permalink
    This isn't charters, but in my Vegas tipping guide, for shuttle buses I suggest $1 for every 2 people in a group.
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    September 15th, 2021 at 7:41:12 PM permalink
    Quote: rxwine

    Last time I rode a bus, I didn't see anyone passing the driver an extra dollar, but it wouldn't surprise me either if it started.

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    For city transit buses, my understanding is that some regular riders will give their regular route driver a greeting card for an annual holiday, which may include a modest tip, possibly as a gift card if there is a no cash gratuity rule.

    For tour buses, the tour guide usually gets tipped, and then tips out the driver.

    For charter buses (including party buses), treat it like a limo and tip the driver directly. (Remember that the driver has to clean the bus at the end of the day; apologize and tip more if something happens to require "extra cleaning".)

    ... at least that's the guidelines I remember from an ancient tipping etiquette book.
    May the cards fall in your favor.

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