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FarFromVegas
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July 25th, 2012 at 7:47:36 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

I tip dealers generously if they're friendly and attentive, and am happy to do it. I'm a dealer myself.
Dealers make minimum wages plus tips, and the tip salaries are not great at all except at exceptional casinosike Caesars Palace.
Tips generally come from players' winnings, and if it weren't for tips, casino operators would have to raise wages - by raising the house edge on games.



Or they'd eliminate live dealers and make everything electronic, which would stink!

I tip, and probably way more than most. But I am not a frequent casino patron, and I used to work for tips myself. I do enjoy the human interaction at the tables much more than just staring at a screen. I wouldn't play video blackjack or Let It Ride like I would video poker.
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July 25th, 2012 at 7:49:42 AM permalink
I think we had about 500 posts about this last year. However, it will never get any better than Mr. Pink's argument why automatic tipping is for the birds.
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FinsRule
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July 25th, 2012 at 7:51:46 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

It doesn't matter if you think you should tip. You don't tip cashiers (except at cafés, but that really is optional) because it's not traditional. If it's customary to tip, and you don't tip, that's tantamount to stealing, and it's customary to tip dealers.



Right, it's time to change the custom. Casinos, go ahead and raise the house edge. Oh wait, you're already doing that anyway.
Ibeatyouraces
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:03:08 AM permalink
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QuadCore
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:10:28 AM permalink
I don't play much table games, but I do believe in tipping for great service. It's clear that some dealers, waiter, and other service staff do a great job that make you feel better and they deserve to be rewarded for that. However, as it stands right now, I tip because I feel embarrassed not doing so and because it's "customary". I try to tip a little more for great service but I dont think that it really recognizes this service beyond my "customary" tip that I leave for just about any service staff. If everyone tipped only for great service then I think that it would generally up the quality of services because everyone would strive to acheive the great service that is being given by the service staff that is getting all the tips.
Ibeatyouraces
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:21:53 AM permalink
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DJTeddyBear
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:27:58 AM permalink
Quote: QuadCore

If everyone tipped only for great service then I think that it would generally up the quality of services because everyone would strive to acheive the great service that is being given by the service staff that is getting all the tips.

That's a lesson in circular logic.

Once every service person achieved the quality level of service to the point where they were all getting tips, you'd be back where we started from.

Let's not forget what T.I.P.S. stands for: "To Insure Proper Service".
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dwheatley
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:39:38 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Let's not forget what T.I.P.S. stands for: "To Insure Proper Service".



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FatGeezus
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:55:24 AM permalink
Picture this.

Behind the counter of a local diner is a picture of an oriental pagoda and some bamboo with the following phrase-

'Tipping' is not a city in China.
rainman
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:59:14 AM permalink
Tipping is just a clever way employers pass there labor costs on to there customers.

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