LusciousSweet2
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May 8th, 2019 at 4:32:32 PM permalink
What is the acceptable amount to tip everyone involved in the jackpot handpay? I won $20,000 on a lucky Royal Flush and I tipped the person who actually shut down the machine, got me paid, helped me with paperwork, etc, and was very nice to me about $1000. The two "witnesses,"however did basically nothing but verify the Jackpot with disengaged attitudes and I gave them $200 each out of courtesy. The "witnesses," gave me some of the the most disgusted looks I have ever seen in my life, as if conveying, "Where is OUR $1,000 cut?" No way in hell am I going to give two people $1,000 each just for basically just verifying a Jackpot. The person who got the $1,000 deserved every one of those dollars. I am wondering if $200 was way too high for the minimum effort they did. I am wondering if they each really deserved $20 instead.
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May 8th, 2019 at 4:39:34 PM permalink
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What is the acceptable amount to tip everyone involved in the jackpot handpay? I won $20,000 on a lucky Royal Flush and I tipped the person who actually shut down the machine, got me paid, helped me with paperwork, etc, and was very nice to me about $1000. The two "witnesses,"however did basically nothing but verify the Jackpot with disengaged attitudes and I gave them $200 each out of courtesy. The "witnesses," gave me some of the the most disgusted looks I have ever seen in my life, as if conveying, "Where is OUR $1,000 cut?" No way in hell am I going to give two people $1,000 each just for basically just verifying a Jackpot. The person who got the $1,000 deserved every one of those dollars. I am wondering if $200 was way too high for the minimum effort they did. I am wondering if they each really deserved $20 instead.



I tip $20 on 10k and below and $100 on 20k and above. I may stop that soon and just let people do the job they are already getting paid for. That's total not per person.
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May 8th, 2019 at 4:42:10 PM permalink
As a mostly rec player I tip 50 on a 1200-3000, 100 on more. Haven't been over 6k so not sure what that would be but I am guessing in my excitement it would be a few hundred. In order for a 1k tip they would have to .... nevermind
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May 8th, 2019 at 4:47:17 PM permalink
The person who got $1000 did not deserve every one of those dollars. That was just overly generous of you.
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May 8th, 2019 at 5:03:13 PM permalink
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The person who got $1000 did not deserve every one of those dollars. That was just overly generous of you.




I felt it was right since he did a lot of work and was nice about it. I'm thinking I was overly generous with the $400 I gave the two sourpusses($200 each) who basically verified the jackpot.
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May 8th, 2019 at 5:53:54 PM permalink
$100 total seems fine, but I wouldn’t even say they deserve it. It takes maybe 10 minutes to pay a jackpot.
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May 8th, 2019 at 8:30:44 PM permalink
You were quite generous. I'm very pro tipping and often over tip, but you gave out significantly more than would even cross my mind.

I'm kind of shocked that the sour pusses were upset with $200. I almost wonder if you misread them. There is no way they are routinely getting more than that. Going into your $10/hr job and getting $200 in cash should put a smile on your face.

I'm only peripherally involved in the world of machines but I've worked in a casino for years and have played thousands of hours of poker. Never seen someone turn their nose up at such a generous tip, or even a pretty reasonable one. Most people are professional enough to at least keep a false smile going for a bad tip.

Not only rude, but stupid of them. A great way to discourage tipping is to make the tipper feel bad.
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May 8th, 2019 at 8:54:53 PM permalink
I generally pay about 5%, but that's on stuff $1,000 - $5,000. To me, for a large jackpot a few hundred dollars for 10 minutes of service is pretty good. They obviously have no risk in the game.

For reference, I tip 15% -20%, to waiters/waitresses, although I tipped 30% last night to one that went out of her way to do something for us. I tip 10% to buffet server.


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May 8th, 2019 at 9:49:07 PM permalink
I would tip $100, if I didn't know anybody personally involved. It gets tricky if there are a bunch of vultures with their hands out. Usually I will say loudly to the person actually paying me, as I give her the tip, "Split this among your co-workers." I'll still get dirty looks by everybody else, but I don't really care.
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May 8th, 2019 at 10:16:21 PM permalink
I generally stick to table games, so maybe I'm missing something. But you're tipping through-the-roof for WORSE service than what you should be getting. I understand that there's certain paperwork that legally must be filled out, but in generally you're tipping for the casino to waste your time for their benefit. The "witnesses" are there for the benefit of the casino, not your benefit. The whole performance could be largely eliminated by sticking to the regular TITO system. Due to need to fill out legal paperwork, maybe you have to bring it to the cage to cash out, but the process is still much faster that way. Locking down the machine, verifying that it didn't malfunction-all of that is for the casino's benefit, not yours. Again, maybe I'm missing something about machine play, but tipping someone the equivalent of a flight to Toyko for protecting the casino's interests isn't something I'd do. To be clear, I'm all for tipping (dealers, cocktail waitresses, housekeeping, etc, etc), but the reasonable amount of a tip for most casino employees is in the $1-$10 range per service, not a flight to Tokyo.

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