A hand-pay is a service I don't even want, so I give only enough to fulfill the convention part -- $20 a few times on bigger jackpots ($3 to $5k) and $10 on the smaller ones. I've seen places hand pay on under $1200. They would just get some pointed questions about why the machine locked up when that doesn't happen anywhere else in the city. For $20,000 I would give at least $100, maybe $200 and make sure to say loudly "this is for everyone who helped." I never tip at the casino cage or the bank. Rarely sit at the table games long enough anymore to where not tipping would make me feel out of place. So only do it if I end up with white chips and I'm winning. At 7-11 when the coffee is relatively fresh, there's splenda packets and milk and the counter is clean, I'll leave a dollar or two for the workers for their service (and even if it's not, it's probably because they're busy so still give them $1), though that seems to go against what everyone else does. Whenever I have trouble with something at the self-checkout line in the grocery store I always remind myself to give a dollar the next time, but never done it yet. Maybe now I'll start.
(drinks from the bar are $1, sit down restaurants are roughly 20%, buffets and haircuts are $5, been over 10 years since my last tattoo so no idea on that one)
I’ll usually tip $20-$37 for a handpay between 3-9k some slot dogs act like they’re surprised they get anything, some look at you like you slept with their mother.
I don't understand why people tip so much at buffets? Then again, I normally only get one drink and I don't bother them for anything else. In my situation, I can't see why $2 per person is not sufficient.
I don't understand why we're expected to tip so much at other restaurants. Taking my order to the kitchen and then picking up my food from them isn't a service I care to pay for. I do the same thing at In-and-Out and enjoy my meal as much as when someone else does it for me. The buffet servers are also clearing plates away throughout the meal, which requires more trips to the table than what typical servers have to make
usually more if I frequent the place
usually more if there's longevity purposes
usually less if I'm still down
usually less if the jackpot is over 10k
none if it's <1200 and for some reason its a handpay
none if it's >1200 and it's not a win. example when you cashout like 3k+ at some places its a handpay
Before I started dating Asians, I would tip masseuses at least $100 for a $50 massage. Just sayin...
You ever run into Robert Kraft?
On a $100. table my tips might start out with a red $5. chip for the dealer, but if I'm on a good run and pressed up to a thousand or two thousand a hand, I will put a black chip $100. or even $150. or $200. for the dealer to win (times two).
I'll also hand the cashier something if I am cashing out over, say, five grand.
Back when I was a much bigger player, after one night of play a few of the dealers, who were friends of mine, told me that I had tipped out $10,000. that night. I wasn't even aware I had tipped out that much; it adds up fast. They told me that they had received $40. each just from my tip (pooled among 250 dealers, I believe that casino pooled among its entire staff not just per shift).
I didn't even end up winning ten grand myself that night. I tipped out a bit more than I won! I just kept going up and down, and then placing dealer bets alongside mine each time I started moving back up.
Also that same night some guy started hanging at the table with me, and giving me encouragement, "couching" my bets, not helping at all really, but making it seem like he was. I was too tired to tell him to get lost. By morning he started crying about how he couldn't pay his rent and I gave him a purple $500. chip. He actually asked me to break it for him into black I guess he was worried the cage wouldn't cash a purple for him. What nerve! lol I guess I was a bit of a mark that night, that and other experiences with hustlers have made me draw a hard line with never playing with any strangers not allowing any hangers on when I am gambling. Also I don't play all night anymore; these days I am almost exclusively a daytime player.