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DJTeddyBear
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February 20th, 2012 at 12:57:02 PM permalink
I'd like to remind everyone that this thread is not about whether or not you should tip.

I merely asked, even though you can't use chips to purchase, if you can use chips to tip, if you wanted to.

Personally, I can see this as a possible way to INCREASE tips.

Patron to waitress: "I'll give you a $5 chip as a tip if you'll pay for that $3 drink yourself."
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WongBo
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February 20th, 2012 at 1:02:20 PM permalink
I don't go to a casino to spend $5 on free drinks, but I suppose one could if they were so inclined....
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Tiltpoul
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February 20th, 2012 at 1:02:45 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Patron to waitress: "I'll give you a $5 chip as a tip if you'll pay for that $3 drink yourself."



That's probably illegal in every state except Iowa, where the waitress could potentially lie to the customer and pocket the entire $5. I know in Indiana the house cannot buy drinks... period.
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February 20th, 2012 at 1:04:40 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I know in Indiana the house cannot buy drinks... period.



Same thing in CA. Thank god the state is here to protect me from the scourge of free drinks.
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February 20th, 2012 at 1:11:26 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I don't tip



That is a great scene. That video cut it off too early. Had I been at the table I would have been all over Mr. Pink's *** to throw in a buck.
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Tiltpoul
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February 20th, 2012 at 1:16:42 PM permalink
The thing that kills me is that nearly every state ALLOWS free drinks (with the exceptions of Illinois and two others; sorry, I'm drawing a blank right now, maybe Indiana and Missouri), but most have strange requirements to get them. And some the standard is to charge instead of giving them for free. Believe it or not, it's legal to give drinks in Michigan, but only high limit rooms offer the service.

I understand SOME of the reasoning. The casinos are urban, and there would be a lot of sots coming off the street, sitting down at a slot, playing less than a dollar on a machine, and drinking til they are hammered, without tipping a penny. If you don't believe me, just go to MGM Grand in Detroit, and look on the perimeter. They even have to watch the free soda machines like a hawk, and there are signs all over against panhandling.

Any idea on how to curb it? Obviously Vegas finds ways around it, as did AC. Tunica is all gambling, so that's easier to control.
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February 20th, 2012 at 2:23:17 PM permalink
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February 20th, 2012 at 2:30:20 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Michigan law prohibits the casinos from giving away free alcoholic drinks.



Not true, its a local thing. I live in MI and there's at least
2 casinos that give away well drinks and one kind of bottled
beer. They're both small casinos up north.
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February 20th, 2012 at 2:38:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Much like Macau, alcohol and gambling don't mix much there, so it doesn't make much difference.


Generally people in Asia (southeast Asia in particular) drink alcohol with food in restaurant (or home).
That's why not many folks drink in casinos (same for bars, pubs).
Not becasue they tried to stay sober to gamble.
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February 20th, 2012 at 2:47:40 PM permalink
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