Not if you're really smart, like Jerry. Or not if you want to be really smart like him.Quote: FleaStiff
... In Vegas, you tip!!
I think I interpreted things correctly, didn't I, Jerry?
If you go into a place who's #1 goal is to take as much of your money as it can without any regard, with the goal of winning money, and you choose to just hand over cash as tips to casino workers out of "it makes me have a good time" or out of intimidation, there is something seriously wrong upstairs.
Sometimes I feel like we're just going in circles.
To stay on topic: I usually just straight tip the dealers when I'm done at the craps table; I figure if I'm tipping them because they're part of the service industry and they did their job, then betting their tip doesn't seem to be the way to go. Each to his own, though.
I think this thread is more about the mechanics of tipping rather than the motivation for it, but I usually tip immediately upon buying in to impress the Floor and to impress the Craps Crew. After a hefty initial tip, the crew is far more likely to remind me of what odds I can have on a bet and far more likely to be attentive. So I tip. In Vegas, its the thing to do. Good or Bad doesn't matter. American or UnAmerican viewpoints about tipping just doesn't matter. In Vegas, you tip!!
Yes, I certainly don't care if other people tip. It is their money, they can do what they wish with it. For me in an hour on a $10 table, I will put in play ~$8000 with an expected loss of about $30. I have no issues at all putting out another $15-30 for the dealers. Why/When/Who I tip doesn't matter. People can make up their own minds if they tip or not. It isn't such a rare occurance on the tables that new players never see anyone tip. If they see X player tip, next time the new player may do the same. It is a lot better if they want to tip rather than feel forced to tip though.
Just adding to my odds is something I didn't think of. 99% of the time I'm betting 3/4/5 odds even if the table allows more, so that would be perfect. I'll have to see if a place like the Mirage will allow me to go over the table maximum odds for the dealers.