terapined
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May 9th, 2019 at 9:13:40 AM permalink
I won the derby lane poker high hand in the room promotion
500.00
When I got the hand, Straight Flush to a Jack, was not a 100% sure it would hold up because about 15min left in that rolling promotion every 30 min. So just tipped the standard 1 buck for winning the chips in the pot
It did hold up eventually and by the time I was paid off, the dealer already switched tables
I thought cool, don't have to tip :-)
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May 9th, 2019 at 9:24:14 AM permalink
For the most part I tip $0 on handpays. I don't want or appreciate the "service" of waiting for someone to show up, waiting while paperwork is filled out, having to provide my ssn and id, waiting for someone to unlock the machine. waiting for my money, etc. I'd be perfectly happy if the entire handpay system was automated. Have me become a "verified" player at the cage once by providing my ID and social, then all jackpots on my players card get paid by the machine. Mail me my W2Gs. I think Cosmopolitan has a system like this.

If casinos would rather make a big show of paying players on the floor in order to encourage other people to gamble, then that's their decision. But LOL at the thought of me tipping for that "service". They should be paying me for my time since I'm helping them advertise.

Further, if I ever handed someone two hundred dollar bills as a tip and saw any hint of a disgusted look, I'd immediately state "Sorry, I meant to give you two singles. Please give those back now."

For the record, I tip on average 20% at restaurants. 15% Uber, $3 minimum. I leave $5 daily for housekeeping. I tip $1/pot poker. I tip table game dealers. $1/drink bartender, $2 if it's a non trivial mixed drink. I'd say I'm your run of the mill average tipper for most things. The thought of tipping on a handpay is anathema to me.
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May 9th, 2019 at 12:29:15 PM permalink
Quote: sabre

...For the record, I tip on average 20% at restaurants. 15% Uber, $3 minimum. I leave $5 daily for housekeeping. I tip $1/pot poker. I tip table game dealers. $1/drink bartender, $2 if it's a non trivial mixed drink. I'd say I'm your run of the mill average tipper for most things. The thought of tipping on a handpay is anathema to me.



$5 per day for housekeeping seems overly generous to me, but I'm a flea. What do others tip per day for standard housekeeping?
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May 9th, 2019 at 1:04:37 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

$5 per day for housekeeping seems overly generous to me, but I'm a flea. What do others tip per day for standard housekeeping?



I pay whatever price the hotel and I agree upon. Housekeeping is included in the price. Hopefully, they pay their housekeepers enough to keep them around.
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May 9th, 2019 at 2:01:12 PM permalink
Housekeeping - depends. The last trip we stayed at Cosmopolitan two weeks, long trip for one hotel. We moved suites once. I actually never got around to tipping the first housekeeper but the second one, I handed her $5. when I happened to be in the room once when she came in to clean - but, honestly this second housekeeper was so bad, repeatedly forgetting or mishandling our requests for extra towels or supplies, leaving bits of dirt here and there, such that I almost wanted to mention her to management, but we felt sorry for her and she really was trying to be nice and friendly and I didn't want her to lose her job, but in any case, I did not tip her again.

This envelope for tips in casino resort hotels with the name of the maid on it is something relatively new I think. Maybe in the past decade?
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May 9th, 2019 at 2:21:41 PM permalink
Generally housekeeping is only cleaning my room once, after I leave. $3-$5.

I'd never stiff them. That's a hard job. I want people providing me with labor to be well compensated.

The beauty of tipping is that it circumvents market preasures and makes this possible.
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May 9th, 2019 at 4:11:21 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

$5 per day for housekeeping seems overly generous to me, but I'm a flea. What do others tip per day for standard housekeeping?



Couple of bucks. I usually don't get daily maid service so I tip when I check out. Usually leave whatever change or small tickets plus something.
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May 9th, 2019 at 7:24:34 PM permalink
I tip 1% total. If I'm sitting at a bar top VP machine, then its split evenly between the bartender and whoever handles the payout.

If I'm in the casino, then whoever handles the payout gets all 1% to split amongst all who show up to witness.

They don't tip me when I lose, so I don't feel guilty about being a bit stingy.
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May 9th, 2019 at 7:32:45 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I pay whatever price the hotel and I agree upon. Housekeeping is included in the price. Hopefully, they pay their housekeepers enough to keep them around.



Is this view consistent with tipping food and drink servers?

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I leave $5 at the end of a stay (so usually $5 per night, sometimes $2.50 or $1.66). My thinking is if the price of the hotel was $5 more I still would have booked it and never thought twice. So giving that money directly to a worker is by far more efficient.
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May 9th, 2019 at 7:59:23 PM permalink
Europeans and Asians I speak to say they don't get the tipping culture here and is stresses them out because they don't know how much to tip to whom. They are right. Wouldn't it be nice if people were paid a fair wage according to whatever they do and tipping was truly optional and not expected. Even the word "gratuity" is a variant of "gratuitous," meaning beyond was is expected.
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