MrV
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October 30th, 2021 at 9:01:46 AM permalink
How much does Easy Vegas recommend that slot attendants tip players when the players lose?
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October 30th, 2021 at 1:46:55 PM permalink
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How much does Easy Vegas recommend that slot attendants tip players when the players lose?
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This will go back and forth forever. Never will be a meeting of the minds.

I must generally agree with Mr V on this. I am not a slot player, but the added value of any service the slot attendant provides must approach zero. I do think if it is your ‘home’ casino, not tipping probably is a no no.
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November 17th, 2021 at 9:52:41 AM permalink
I have a radical idea. Casinos should just automatically add a 20 percent tip of all jackpots to be split among all of the employees who processed the jackpot. Many restaurants add an automatic 20 percent tip to meals, casinos should follow suit. It would prevent a lot of hassles, employees are guaranteed something, players don't feel pressured to give a lot of money when the tip is automatically added. It's a win win situation. Think of how relieved you feel when tip is automatically put on your restaurant bill. The same would go for jackpots at a casino.
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November 17th, 2021 at 10:30:12 AM permalink
That would indeed be awesome because then I could just stay home and never play slot machines again.
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November 17th, 2021 at 11:51:07 AM permalink
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I have a radical idea. Casinos should just automatically add a 20 percent tip of all jackpots to be split among all of the employees who processed the jackpot. Many restaurants add an automatic 20 percent tip to meals, casinos should follow suit. It would prevent a lot of hassles, employees are guaranteed something, players don't feel pressured to give a lot of money when the tip is automatically added. It's a win win situation. Think of how relieved you feel when tip is automatically put on your restaurant bill. The same would go for jackpots at a casino.
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Not a radical idea, as mentioned, this is already done in poker tournaments. A percentage of the prize pool is set aside for the staff, so if you happen to cash, you essentially have already tipped. Now if you want to tip in addition to what has already been juiced out, thats optional.

By the way, if you play VP or even slots enough, you often will encounter problems wirh the machines. It freezes up, runs out of tape, sticky buttons. Thats part of the duties of a slot attendant in addition to the hand pays.

And here's the big one, in VP if you accidentally draw on a pat hand or hit the wrong button, the slot attendant is the one who intitiates the playback of the history so you get paid!
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November 17th, 2021 at 11:51:14 AM permalink
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I have a radical idea. Casinos should just automatically add a 20 percent tip of all jackpots to be split among all of the employees who processed the jackpot.



Better yet, they can do what state's do with the lottery: pay the winner the face amount and then the state pays the vendor who sold it to the winner a certain percentage / amount, out of their own pocket, not out of winnings.

Sure, that'll be the day.
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November 17th, 2021 at 1:02:58 PM permalink
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How much does Easy Vegas recommend that slot attendants tip players when the players lose?
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This will go back and forth forever. Never will be a meeting of the minds.

I must generally agree with Mr V on this. I am not a slot player, but the added value of any service the slot attendant provides must approach zero. I do think if it is your ‘home’ casino, not tipping probably is a no no.
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Why is it different at your home casino? That sounds like a situation where one is afraid of what the casino employees might think of you.

As an Advantage Player knowing who, how much, and when to overtip can be a very valuable tool with significant benefits and a huge ROI. There are certainly smaller -EV tipping situations, but you just do it anyways. If you are not an Advantage Player, I must agree, there's usually no reason to tip a slot attendant. Or the dealers for that matter.
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November 17th, 2021 at 1:57:35 PM permalink
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I have a radical idea. Casinos should just automatically add a 20 percent tip of all jackpots to be split among all of the employees who processed the jackpot.



Better yet, they can do what state's do with the lottery: pay the winner the face amount and then the state pays the vendor who sold it to the winner a certain percentage / amount, out of their own pocket, not out of winnings.

Sure, that'll be the day.
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I think the casinos will happily do this, although players should expect that the house edge will be adjusted to better align with the state lottery's.
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November 17th, 2021 at 5:12:12 PM permalink
Whatever happened to the concept of employers being responsible for paying employees a reasonable wage for their work in non service jobs? A slot attendant is not a service employee nor is being served a tax form a service.

Or how about more casinos just having self pay jackpots up to a certain amount, oh no can’t have that we have to blurt it out to everyone in the casino over the loudspeaker and create extra work for the attendant for you to tip because we don’t want to pay them a reasonable wage for their work. The entire process of stopping your play for the hand pay is beneficial only to the casino, not the player in any way (promos excluded), it is not a service.

I will generally tip something in order to attempt to preserve my longevity in a specific place. However the only time I’d feel like I SHOULD tip for a hand pay is if I’m playing a bartop progressive at a bar with a good bartender that is busy BECAUSE of the progressive and it clears out when you hit it, the rest of that bartenders tips are now shot for the night.
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November 17th, 2021 at 5:52:41 PM permalink
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I will generally tip something in order to attempt to preserve my longevity in a specific place.



What do you mean by this, do you actually believe that you'll be denied the right to gamble if you don't tip slot attendants if you get a hand pay?
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