MrV
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September 10th, 2021 at 1:26:58 PM permalink
I would NEVER tip on a million dollar hand pay.

No, I'd ask them for a comped room for the night, saying if they don't give it to me I'll take my million, leave, and put it in action at the other casino down the road.

I'd tell them to withhold $200K for taxes and to give me their check for $800K: that way they can't hand me cash then stand around shuffling their feet waiting for an unearned and undeserved tip.

The attendants ignore me when I lose; I ignore then when I win: keeps things in balance.
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September 10th, 2021 at 1:31:58 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Would you go in and give the casino restaurant waitress or waiter 1% of $1,000,000 also? Why does the job of slot attendant require it?

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    Tipping on jackpots is more about sharing the wealth/good fortune. Its something that stuck around from the past. It's been established that a tip is to be given, just like it has been established with other stuff, it's a tradition.

    Way back when... a 1000+ jackpot was hard to come by(most machines were set to hand-pay lower than 1200) It would have probably meant you were doing well.

    Also, there is a good chance the person paying you was the person that sold you your coins or even showed you a "good machine" to play, offered you a win-loss statement entry, etc. Evrything usually came with a more personable experience.
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    AxelWolf
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    September 10th, 2021 at 1:45:58 PM permalink
    Quote: AZDuffman

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    On a slot win the tip should be $0.

    You tip a dealer because they are paid the "waitress minimum" and are doing some actual service. A slot attendant is neither, to tip them is to tip the bank teller.

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    And if a slot attendant is being paied min wage they should be tipped? And if a dealer is being paied more than min they shouldnt be tipped? What if a poker room mannager is sitting in for a dealer should you now not tipp him or tipp less since he mkes mannagment wages?
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    I doubt the slot manager is being paid minimum as it is not a regular tipped job.

    Dealers are a tipped position.

    The poker room manager I only saw happen once. Was not my table but IIRC he was just filling in for a break so probably did not have a tip box. A management employee taking tips like that creates a few issues.
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    Poker dealers tip boxes were oftentimes their shirt pocket. Either way, should you tip them? If the slot attendant was getting min wag, should you tip them? One may play at a bar and not order a drink, if the bartender pays you the jackpot, should you tip him? Poker room management are allowed to take tips at some locations.
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    AZDuffman
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    September 10th, 2021 at 1:53:13 PM permalink
    Quote: AxelWolf

    [ Poker dealers tip boxes were oftentimes their shirt pocket. Either way, should you tip them? If the slot attendant was getting min wag, should you tip them? One may play at a bar and not order a drink, if the bartender pays you the jackpot, should you tip him? Poker room management are allowed to take tips at some locations.



    I believe they need to have a box because they have to declare tips at the end of the shift. A shirt pocket is too small in most cases. Yes, you should tip them as they are paid waitress minimum. Other way is more rake taken per pot. System is what it is.

    No, you do not tip a bartender for a hand pay, but who sits at the bar playing not drinking?
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    MichaelBluejay
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    September 10th, 2021 at 4:40:03 PM permalink
    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    How about for a Megabucks win of $15M? Does it scale linearly? If it's $1000 for $1M, is it $15,000 for $15M?
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    September 10th, 2021 at 5:34:02 PM permalink
    Quote: MichaelBluejay

    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    How about for a Megabucks win of $15M? Does it scale linearly? If it's $1000 for $1M, is it $15,000 for $15M?

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    Those are paid off over decades.
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    September 10th, 2021 at 5:52:17 PM permalink
    If you tip a waiter he gets the majority of your tip. Maybe he has to share a percentage with the busboys, assistant waiter, etc. if you tip a dealer you are just adding to a pay pool of which the guy you want to tip gets a small percentage.

    Think of it this way…. you can give $5k to share amongst 50 dealers, only 1 of whom you even interacted with, or give that $5k to the Dog Rescue Center, or Home for Battered Women, or COVID vaccine outreach group, or Books for the Poor, etc…

    I guess I think too concretely. Once I’ve won the $700k it’s part of my overall net worth. I still hope I consider what to do with $5k of MY money the same if worth $700k more than I was the day before.
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    September 10th, 2021 at 6:56:23 PM permalink
    Quote: SOOPOO

    If you tip a waiter he gets the majority of your tip. Maybe he has to share a percentage with the busboys, assistant waiter, etc. if you tip a dealer you are just adding to a pay pool of which the guy you want to tip gets a small percentage.

    Think of it this way…. you can give $5k to share amongst 50 dealers, only 1 of whom you even interacted with, or give that $5k to the Dog Rescue Center, or Home for Battered Women, or COVID vaccine outreach group, or Books for the Poor, etc…

    I guess I think too concretely. Once I’ve won the $700k it’s part of my overall net worth. I still hope I consider what to do with $5k of MY money the same if worth $700k more than I was the day before.

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    I hope everybody besides me tips ridiculously large. I want the dealers to make big money but I am not supplying it.
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    ChumpChange
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    September 10th, 2021 at 7:43:41 PM permalink
    I didn't tip the Post Office so the local Post Office spent one minute misdirecting my Amazon package to 120 miles away this morning and now it's delayed.
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    September 11th, 2021 at 7:43:14 AM permalink
    Quote: ChumpChange

    I didn't tip the Post Office so the local Post Office spent one minute misdirecting my Amazon package to 120 miles away this morning and now it's delayed.

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    what does this have to do with the topic of this thread? (slot winnings)

    thread hijack?
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