mtcards
mtcards
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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
WTflush
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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.
Mission146
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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?
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
WTflush
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Mission146
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.
mcallister3200
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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 .
SOOPOO
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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!
Ace2
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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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