MichaelBluejay
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September 12th, 2021 at 7:42:41 AM permalink
Based on the the responses to this thread, and some practical math, I'm revising my Tipping Guide recommendation for hand pays:

From: 0.5% to 1%

To: $20 up to $20k jackpots; 0.1% after that

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I'd still like to hear thoughts on how much to tip on a $15M win. While 0.1% on a $1M win would be $1000, which is the median that people suggested here on a $1M win, 0.1% on $15M would be $15k. Really? That's more than I make in a week!
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Mission146
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September 12th, 2021 at 7:44:49 AM permalink
On a 15M win? One. Million. Dollars. (Total, though)
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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September 12th, 2021 at 8:10:45 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

On a 15M win? One. Million. Dollars. (Total, though)

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    You can afford to tip generously, Dr. Evil.

    Given the current market price for these novelties, I'm kicking myself for not buying straps and straps back when they were common.
    May the cards fall in your favor.
    Marcusclark66
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    September 12th, 2021 at 9:03:51 AM permalink
    I have personally witnessed tips on jackpots that size and a bit larger as high as $20k and $25k. Although not common, I would say the $5k amount would be most common.
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    MrV
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    September 12th, 2021 at 9:21:11 AM permalink
    I wonder what was the LARGEST known / reported tip of a Las Vegas casino dealer?

    I recall reading that Kerry Packer paid off a dealer's house payment as a tip.
    "What, me worry?"
    TDVegas
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    September 12th, 2021 at 9:21:47 AM permalink
    The people who are winning handpay after handpay are tipping nothing. They likely have “fast pass” where they merely type in their PIN….and the win is automatically credited.

    Majority of the slot channels use this option where available. The only ones who don’t are those who want to look like big shots….so they film the slot attendant reeling off $100 bills into their palms. I guess it builds excitement…and viewership.
    MichaelBluejay
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    September 12th, 2021 at 10:43:41 AM permalink
    Quote: MrV

    I recall reading that Kerry Packer paid off a dealer's house payment as a tip.

    Las Vegas Advisor, while noting that the historical record is incomplete, says it knows ofseveral ≥$100k tips.

    But returning to the question, what's an appropriate tip for a $15M Megabucks jackpot win?
    billryan
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    MichaelBluejay
    September 12th, 2021 at 11:42:33 AM permalink
    Around 2000, somebody supposedly left a million dollar tip in Atlantic City.
    Mission146
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    September 12th, 2021 at 11:50:07 AM permalink
    Quote: MichaelBluejay

    Las Vegas Advisor, while noting that the historical record is incomplete, says it knows ofseveral ≥$100k tips.

    But returning to the question, what's an appropriate tip for a $15M Megabucks jackpot win?

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    That's an annuity, right? Can you break off a piece of an annuity to automatically go to someone?
    https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
    billryan
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    September 12th, 2021 at 12:03:58 PM permalink
    I found a poker player in AC who tipped $50,000 after winning a $1.1 million progressive on a $5 bet.

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