mwalz9
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September 14th, 2012 at 11:41:30 AM permalink
Kind of defeats the purpose of a "free" drink. I may be a cheapskate, but I tip $1 per drink. Trust me, I drink enough of em the cocktail waitress still does OK.
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September 14th, 2012 at 11:54:40 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.



If the casino comps you a meal, do you tip the entire price to the wait staff?
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September 14th, 2012 at 11:55:39 AM permalink
I say, that, because essentially a free drink is also a comp for playing.
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September 14th, 2012 at 2:23:10 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

I reiterate that I would not do this, anyway. As I have stated on a recent thread, even when I am getting free drinks for my play somewhere, I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.



Personally, when I get a comp to anything I still tip based on what I would tip if I were paying for whatever I received, perhaps a little more. This may have been what Mission was trying to say.
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September 14th, 2012 at 3:57:32 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: Mission146

I reiterate that I would not do this, anyway. As I have stated on a recent thread, even when I am getting free drinks for my play somewhere, I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.



Personally, when I get a comp to anything I still tip based on what I would tip if I were paying for whatever I received, perhaps a little more. This may have been what Mission was trying to say.



If you are comped a suite at the Wynn, do you tip housekeeping based on the rack rate, or is it always the same $X for good service whether it's the Wynn or Days Inn?
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September 14th, 2012 at 4:41:03 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

If you are comped a suite at the Wynn, do you tip housekeeping based on the rack rate, or is it always the same $X for good service whether it's the Wynn or Days Inn?


This is two issues.

Wether you tip housekeeping a different amount based upon the type of hotel is one thing.

Whether the room was comped or not is irrelevant.

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Regarding giving a waitress an old chip that the cage won't cash, I see three possibilities.

1 - You have no idea if the casino will cash it for the waitress, and they do not cash it. This is worse than stiffing the waitress, and falls in line with what the Wiz had said in this post about "stealing her service", albeit, you have no way of knowing that at the time.

2 - You have no idea, and the casino does cash it. This is a very weird gamble in that you never learn if the waitress was a winner or a loser.

3 - You know the casino will cash it for the waitress. This is a win-win.

Yeah, there's really a fourth possibility:

4 - You know the casino won't cash it for the waitress, and you use it for a tip anyway. You're a jerk with a capital J.
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September 14th, 2012 at 4:52:21 PM permalink
Waitresses pool tips on some sort of shift/week basis. So giving any sort of unusual chip to a waitress will be "lost" in the shuffle or I guess "muck" done by the toke committee.

Housekeeping tips just might be pooled too. I don't know. It seems unenforceable but who knows. If Housekeeping tips are pooled, the housekeepers don't attend any sort of toke counting... they get a print out and a check or some such thing each week.

You can tip a waiter on your hotel bill and usually the casino will zero it out separately from your zeroed out room charge, but I don't know of any way to tip housekeeping on your hotel bill, particularly if its a comped room or rate adjusted room. I usually have done cash or cash/chips for the maid. And if you are lucky enough to have been given a free room you would have to be pretty darn cheap not to share your good fortune with the maid.
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September 14th, 2012 at 5:13:23 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Waitresses pool tips on some sort of shift/week basis. So giving any sort of unusual chip to a waitress will be "lost" in the shuffle or I guess "muck" done by the toke committee.



Let's say that you know the chip will never be honored, and the waitresses pool tips. In that case tipping a worthless chip is still just as bad as stealing the service of a single waitress. You're just spreading the loss among more people, but the sum is the same.
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:07:16 PM permalink
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Quote: Mission146

even when I am getting free drinks for my play somewhere, I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.


Whaaat?!?! So you tip $5 for a rum & coke???
Like my Pa' always said "If if weren't for your patronage, that cocktail waitress wouldn't HAVE a job."



I drink either Godfathers, Bombay Sapphire (neat) or Beer whilst gambling, and never more that two drinks in a night (unlike now, because my wife got me a very nice bottle of gin for our anniversary...I am taking her to a very expensive dinner next weekend...and I am completely plastered atm) but yes, whatever the drink costs, that's what I tip.

I am not wealthy, but I make more than their base pay, and if the casino sees fit not to charge me for the drink that I can afford, someone who may or may not...but, most importantly may...need it more than I do will reap the benefits. Besides, I'd have tipped if I had to pay for it, so still saving money.
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:09:21 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Quote: Mission146

I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.



If the casino comps you a meal, do you tip the entire price to the wait staff?



I am a vegetarian, so there is very little of interest to me at casino buffets. I do not take advantage of the offer. I usually eat at Mexican/Italian/Greek establishments which generally offer a strong vegetarian selection.
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