ChumpChange
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September 12th, 2021 at 2:50:07 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

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

So that's a \$20 tip no matter the amount of the handpay for jackpots between \$1,200 and \$20,000. If the jackpot is \$25,000, multiply by 0.1% and give a green chip. If the jackpot is \$50,000, give 2 green chips. If the jackpot is \$500,000, give 5 black chips.
AxelWolf
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September 12th, 2021 at 4:58:38 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

Quote: MichaelBluejay

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

So that's a \$20 tip no matter the amount of the handpay for jackpots between \$1,200 and \$20,000. If the jackpot is \$25,000, multiply by 0.1% and give a green chip. If the jackpot is \$50,000, give 2 green chips. If the jackpot is \$500,000, give 5 black chips.

Giving \$500 on 500k will be meet with about the same criticism as leaving zero. If you leave zero they might just think you didn't know any better.

I would probably give \$1500 + on 500k. I guess it would depend on the situation.
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ChumpChange
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September 12th, 2021 at 5:02:07 PM permalink
I like this flat fare stamp of tipping.
TomG
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September 12th, 2021 at 5:45:16 PM permalink
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At this juncture, we usually get the question, “So, what’s the appropriate amount to tip?”

The answer is a trap, of course, as there’s no amount that’s going to satisfy everyone. It’s not a set amount, and while some suggest a percentage of the big win, that’s rather absurd as the gratuity could be outragious.

Scott once again showing how worthless his opinions are. No one is asking for an answer that will satisfy everyone, only an answer that will satisfy you. Nor is anyone asking for a set amount, a range applicable to this example would suffice. Refusing to do that, while shaming people for tipping too small is a very trashy thing to do.

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My thought on what I might do on a \$1 million jackpot. Give \$100 to the slot tech who pays me. Then another \$1,000 spread around to others, trying to look for people who generally don't get tips, like the cleaning crew. If it was a place I go to regularly, it would be \$2,000 to people who I like seeing. If it was a place where I've been backed off of, I would tell the team that pays me "I would like to use this million to make some more bets. If you let me know how I can get my limits restored, I'll give you \$5,000". Then when my limits on certain bets remain \$0, I would tip \$0.

So call it a range of \$0 to \$2,200.
TDVegas
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September 12th, 2021 at 6:09:06 PM permalink
Has anyone ever tipped the staff at lottery headquarters when they claim their multi million dollar mega or powerball jackpot? Do people go back to the store where they bought the ticket and toss around thousands to the cashiers?

Isn’t tipping in this case more “forced” than anything? I can see tipping a dealer…but a slot attendant is merely a conduit for you to get your money.

I’m not suggesting not to tip…do as you please. I’m merely suggesting it might not make sense beyond an “obligation” factor of some kind.
ChumpChange
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September 12th, 2021 at 6:12:19 PM permalink
Degenerate Powerball Players will be buying \$100 in lottery tickets. What really sucks about visiting the lottery offices hours away is transportation. Do you go to your local police station and ask for a ride and hope they don't murder you and steal the ticket on the way if you have no other way to get there?
Dieter
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September 12th, 2021 at 6:39:36 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

Degenerate Powerball Players will be buying \$100 in lottery tickets. What really sucks about visiting the lottery offices hours away is transportation. Do you go to your local police station and ask for a ride and hope they don't murder you and steal the ticket on the way if you have no other way to get there?

I believe many lottery offices have a claim by mail option. Registered mail is suggested.
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MichaelBluejay
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September 12th, 2021 at 6:44:33 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

Scott once again showing how worthless his opinions are.

Well, I'm actually a big fan of Vital Vegas, but I agree with you that if he's gonna chastise someone for not tipping enough, he really ought to say how much he thought should have been tipped. I said as much in the comments section after the article, and he replied, "You're not my mom." (I replied, "You don't know that.")

I like my new advice: \$20 for up to \$20k payoff, 0.1% above that. That results in a reasonable tip on amounts up to \$1M or so. But I'm not sure a \$15k tip is warranted on a \$15M Megabucks win. So, keep those opinions coming!
Dieter
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September 12th, 2021 at 6:50:13 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

I'm not sure a \$15k tip is warranted on a \$15M Megabucks win. So, keep those opinions coming!

It probably is, if they're handing you \$15M today (in cash & checks).

It probably is not, if they're handing you \$500k today, and doing a bunch of paperwork to get you another annual payout for the next several years.

Tip today on what you're paid today.
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Deucekies
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September 12th, 2021 at 8:27:56 PM permalink
I think I'd do 1-3%, up to a max of about \$1000.

\$5000 = \$50-150
\$25,000 = \$250
\$100,000 = \$1000
\$1 million = \$1000
\$15 million = I might jack it to \$5-10,000.

But I almost never play slots, so it's probably moot.
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