Vegasrider
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January 21st, 2021 at 8:03:08 PM permalink
What would be considered a standard tip for Jackpots? There are a number of games and ways to win which can factor into a higher or lower percentage.

If you hit a jackpot playing a table game, your winning hand was dealt by a dealer. So maybe more? Even though most dealer tips are pooled based on shift and number hours worked.

If you hit a jackpot playing a machine at the bar, maybe you will tip the bartender? Again how much, a lot has to do with the level of service of course. Then there is also the slot attendant who will provide the hand pay.

If you hit a jackpot playing a stand alone machine in the casino, there is nobody providing service for the game except a cocktail server. So how much do you tip the slot attendant? All they did was go retrieve your money and fill out some paperwork.

My definition of a jackpot ranges from $4,000 on up.
rsactuary
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January 21st, 2021 at 8:29:53 PM permalink
On handpays ($1200 at machines, never hit one at a table to have to contemplate this question) I tip 1% rounded to some nice amount so I'm not dealing with making change. It is not an accident that when they pay you, the last hundred is always broken down into smaller bills.

If I'm playing a machine at a bar, it's 1% to the slot attendants and 1% to the bartender if they are paying attention to me.
ChumpChange
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January 21st, 2021 at 9:19:27 PM permalink
So $10 per thousand? I could have bought some traveler's checks with that. Ah, I need an extra $10 already per thousand.
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January 21st, 2021 at 9:30:13 PM permalink
Ah the age old tipping thread lol, this should be fun.
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January 21st, 2021 at 9:35:16 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

So $10 per thousand? I could have bought some traveler's checks with that.

That should be fine, some think its a little low, but they should be happy with anything. If they are the type of people who don't think that's enough, then they are the type of people that deserve ZERO. I may tip more, it really depends on the situation.

And, there should also be a limit. I'm not automatically giving someone 2k if I hit for 200k, perhaps $750. It would just depend on the circumstances.

Also, if you are playing higher limit slots with frequent handplay's you should probably tip less or less frequently.
Last edited by: AxelWolf on Jan 22, 2021
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ChumpChange
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January 21st, 2021 at 9:42:26 PM permalink
I tip $1 for the beverage person. I'd tip the table $1 for every $500 I was ahead when I cashed out. I think the dealers might take a tip for themselves so I have to count the chips before I push them over; but there really is no arguing with their count is there?
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January 22nd, 2021 at 8:35:08 AM permalink
One time I hit my roulette number with a $25 chip, so won $875. I tipped $25
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January 22nd, 2021 at 11:21:12 AM permalink
I've hit three slot jackpots over $2,000 and tipped $50 twice. The third time, the woman was just this side of nasty, gave me all hundreds and fifties and just about put her palm under my nose. I asked if she had change of a ffty and tipped her $17.
The two times I've hit royals n bars were both for $1199 and I was friendly with the bartenders so they each got $50.
Coming for the nghtlfe industry, tend to tip well. Not crazy but above average.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 12:06:19 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I've hit three slot jackpots over $2,000 and tipped $50 twice. The third time, the woman was just this side of nasty, gave me all hundreds and fifties and just about put her palm under my nose. I asked if she had change of a ffty and tipped her $17.
The two times I've hit royals n bars were both for $1199 and I was friendly with the bartenders so they each got $50.
Coming for the nghtlfe industry, tend to tip well. Not crazy but above average.



I rarely tip more than $40 at a casino for a jackpot. In the past I played a lot and big at many local bars. I tend to tip those bartenders a little more. If the bartender is a friend of mine I will tip much more. I tipped one friend $2500 on one of my $50,000 Royals.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 12:21:07 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I rarely tip more than $40 at a casino for a jackpot. In the past I played a lot and big at many local bars. I tend to tip those bartenders a little more. If the bartender is a friend of mine I will tip much more. I tipped one friend $2500 on one of my $50,000 Royals.

When I was frequently playing good promotions at the local LV Bars I was tipping heavy. Usually 10% on jackpots, sometimes more. I also tipped before I left, win or lose, I would oftentimes give them half of drawing wins or extra things I didn't count as part of the EV. Especially at the the Brewery.
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Vegasrider
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January 22nd, 2021 at 1:39:10 PM permalink
I may have been over tipping. My rule of thumb, around 5% off the net of a handpay, meaning after the taxes are factored in.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 2:04:34 PM permalink
I have no idea on casino staffing... How many hand pays will an average clerk pay out in an average 8 hour shift? And what is the average hand pay?

Iíll make up numbers... Iíll let the forum correct me later.....

10 hand pays a shift. $2k per hand pay. So $20k in hand pays. At only 2.5% that results in $500 a day. Seems quite excessive to me! That someone with a very limited set of skills with little training, no education requirement, would earn $500+ a day just doesnít make sense.

Less than 1 an hour?
Less than $2k average?
Less than 2.5% tip?
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January 22nd, 2021 at 2:10:09 PM permalink
The House wants an envy bonus from slot winners on top of their typical house advantage? #FightFor15
Vegasrider
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January 22nd, 2021 at 3:20:24 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I have no idea on casino staffing... How many hand pays will an average clerk pay out in an average 8 hour shift? And what is the average hand pay?

Iíll make up numbers... Iíll let the forum correct me later.....

10 hand pays a shift. $2k per hand pay. So $20k in hand pays. At only 2.5% that results in $500 a day. Seems quite excessive to me! That someone with a very limited set of skills with little training, no education requirement, would earn $500+ a day just doesnít make sense.

Less than 1 an hour?
Less than $2k average?
Less than 2.5% tip?



Depending on the size of the casino, you could have at least six slot attendants on duty. 10 hand pays in one shift seems a lot to me.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 4:28:05 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I have no idea on casino staffing... How many hand pays will an average clerk pay out in an average 8 hour shift? And what is the average hand pay?

Iíll make up numbers... Iíll let the forum correct me later.....

10 hand pays a shift. $2k per hand pay. So $20k in hand pays. At only 2.5% that results in $500 a day. Seems quite excessive to me! That someone with a very limited set of skills with little training, no education requirement, would earn $500+ a day just doesnít make sense.

Less than 1 an hour?
Less than $2k average?
Less than 2.5% tip?

Its highly unlikely in most casinos a single attendant will pay 10 in a shift. Depending on the set up, I think 3 would be average.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 4:38:26 PM permalink
I'm gonna max my tip to $5 on a $2500+ JP.
If I'm winning 5 figures at a table, I might go to a $25 max.
But I reserve the right to knock my cash-out to $9900 by tipping if I'm in no mood for a CTR, but I should just pack up and play another game and try to win another $10K.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 4:41:19 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Its highly unlikely in most casinos a single attendant will pay 10 in a shift. Depending on the set up, I think 3 would be average.



The El Cortez paid out 53 in a 24 hour period on NYE, totaling over $127,000. That adds up!

https://www.facebook.com/ElCortezLasVegas/photos/a.10155190891050662/10158014222835662/
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January 22nd, 2021 at 5:39:51 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

I'm gonna max my tip to $5 on a $2500+ JP.
If I'm winning 5 figures at a table, I might go to a $25 max.
But I reserve the right to knock my cash-out to $9900 by tipping if I'm in no mood for a CTR, but I should just pack up and play another game and try to win another $10K.

Thatís chump change
Itís all about making that GTA
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January 22nd, 2021 at 6:09:37 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

The El Cortez paid out 53 in a 24 hour period on NYE, totaling over $127,000. That adds up!

https://www.facebook.com/ElCortezLasVegas/photos/a.10155190891050662/10158014222835662/

I'm sure that was a rare circumstance. There have been promos where there were over 50 jackpots pending a the same time. I have had as many as 6 or 7 jackpots lined up waiting to get paid.

Just walk though a casino for 30 minutes and note how many hand pays there are. Some places will have zero in an hour, heck, some will not have any all day. I'M not really sure how many attendants per shift casinos have nowadays. I'm really only guessing what the average is, but I think it's a good guess.
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Vegasrider
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January 22nd, 2021 at 8:17:05 PM permalink
I might ask a slot attendant on the average # of hand pays during a shift. Obviously if the casino is busier, more of a chance for hand pays. The casino I frequent is medium in size for Reno.
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January 22nd, 2021 at 10:05:08 PM permalink
My last jackpot I hit was a 5k straight flush on Carribean Stud on a Carnival Cruise....I tipped $50 (1%). I tipped $25 when I hit a 2k four of a kind of Mississippi Stud, so a little over `1%, but honestly, I think thats about right. Wish they did like they used to in the old days and allow the dealer who dealt it keep the tip and not split it up
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January 23rd, 2021 at 4:48:35 AM permalink
There are places where they must have dozens of handpays per shift on average. Cosmopolitan or Caesars Palace on a weekend for example there's so many people playing $25+ a spin you'd probably see a handpay every couple minutes but they have the handpay-to-ticket system there.

I usually give them around 1%. If it's a really big game and I expect to hit a bunch of w2g's I might give them $20 every second or third handpay. I suspect the attendants are making a pretty comfortable living.
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January 24th, 2021 at 5:47:00 AM permalink
Does anyone know if the tips go directly to that person, are split or does it vary by casino?
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January 24th, 2021 at 5:49:23 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Does anyone know if the tips go directly to that person, are split or does it vary by casino?



Varies by casino but I would say split between a bunch of people is far more common.
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January 24th, 2021 at 9:14:05 AM permalink
Usually $20 for 4k+, the attitude Iíve gotten for tipping less on lower jackpots has caused that number to now become $0. but Iím at a loss for the reason for tipping (promotions excluded.) For stopping me from playing for 10 minutes and bringing me a tax form? I would not tip a bartender when hitting a bartop jackpot under normal circumstances. I will tip them for the drinks .
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January 24th, 2021 at 10:02:24 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Usually $20 for 4k+, the attitude Iíve gotten for tipping less on lower jackpots has caused that number to now become $0. but Iím at a loss for the reason for tipping (promotions excluded.) For stopping me from playing for 10 minutes and bringing me a tax form? I would not tip a bartender when hitting a bartop jackpot under normal circumstances. I will tip them for the drinks .



I think the reason for tipping for a jackpot is a 'share the luck, good karma' type thing. If that doesn't mean anything to you, then by all means you should not tip for a jackpot!
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January 24th, 2021 at 11:44:43 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I think the reason for tipping for a jackpot is a 'share the luck, good karma' type thing. If that doesn't mean anything to you, then by all means you should not tip for a jackpot!

I think itís also etiquette. Letís say you buy in at the craps table for $1000, have a great session, then cash out for $3000. Itís pretty chintzy if you donít leave a decent tip.
Itís all about making that GTA
Vegasrider
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January 24th, 2021 at 2:07:50 PM permalink
In my opinion, I think locals will generally tip better than tourists. Plus, you see these employees on a frequent basis, many know your name. Iím comfortable with 5% on the hand pays once the taxes are taken out.

As far as table game jackpots like hitting a Royal in UTH, I will reserve a hundred or two and place a $10 bet for them Almost every dealer in the pit will always want the tip in a form of a bet vs just locking it up.

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