24Bingo
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July 8th, 2012 at 5:41:12 AM permalink
The rule that your tips shouldn't be entirely dependent on your winnings - is that still true in poker, or do losing poker players get a break since there's always going to be a winner at the table? I've only ever seen anyone tip from a pot.

Moreover, what's a good amount at the higher-stakes tables? At low-limit and low-stakes no-limit tables, a white seems to be the rule - is the small blind typically a good amount, or should it rise more slowly than that?
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AZDuffman
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July 8th, 2012 at 6:20:50 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

The rule that your tips shouldn't be entirely dependent on your winnings - is that still true in poker, or do losing poker players get a break since there's always going to be a winner at the table? I've only ever seen anyone tip from a pot.

Moreover, what's a good amount at the higher-stakes tables? At low-limit and low-stakes no-limit tables, a white seems to be the rule - is the small blind typically a good amount, or should it rise more slowly than that?



At any table I ever played at only the winner tips. 99% of the time the winner will throw a tip, and if they do not it is usually because they honestly forgot and throw one next hand with a "sorry, bro" thrown in. Poker players look down on stiffs and there is some peer pressure to comply.

A small blind-size tip is the norm for a regular pot, two or rarely three small blinds for a big pot. Only definition of a big pot is "you know one when you see one."
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rudeboyoi
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July 8th, 2012 at 6:47:42 AM permalink
its a $1 regardless of the limits. if you just steal the blinds or just the bb defends and c/fs the flop. no tip.
Mission146
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July 8th, 2012 at 8:47:50 AM permalink
I'm not particularly concerned if the other players think I am a stiff prior, but I don't tip until I am done. I'll usually tip $5.00 if I am down after the session or 5% of my winnings if I am up. If I am up less than $100, then it is again the $5.00 as 5% of winnings would be lower.
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Beardgoat
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July 8th, 2012 at 9:14:54 AM permalink
This might cause some drama for you. Most dealers are on 30-45 minute rotations at tables. If you wait until you're done playing you run the risk of not tipping a few dealers if they're on break or if their shift has ended. I don't think I've ever seen someone wait until they're done before they tip
Mission146
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July 8th, 2012 at 9:24:53 AM permalink
Quote: Beardgoat

This might cause some drama for you. Most dealers are on 30-45 minute rotations at tables. If you wait until you're done playing you run the risk of not tipping a few dealers if they're on break or if their shift has ended. I don't think I've ever seen someone wait until they're done before they tip



That's different, I always slide the dealer $5.00 if they're leaving, but I usually ask if they are coming back or not. If it's just a break, then I usually don't tip the relief dealer unless I win a hand and the dealer going on break still gets tipped at the end.
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konceptum
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July 8th, 2012 at 5:32:35 PM permalink
I tip a $1 per won pot, regardless of size, unless the pot consists of only a small and big blind. At the end of the dealer's 30 minutes at the table, if I felt the dealer was a good dealer, I tip $1 as the dealer is leaving. This tip is regardless of whether or not I won anything during the dealer's time, and is only based upon the quality of the dealer.
DJTeddyBear
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July 8th, 2012 at 5:57:09 PM permalink
Personally, typically I tip $1 for pots over $10, $2 for pots over $40, and at least $3 for pots over $100.

I've seen people tip when they get a walk! That's just wrong. If you're gonna do that, then you should just chop.

The manager of the poker league I deal for used to be a poker dealer at Taj Mahal. She tells me that poker players generally over-tip, and the lower the stakes, the more likely the players are to over-tip.



Quote: Mission146

That's different, I always slide the dealer $5.00 if they're leaving, but I usually ask if they are coming back or not. If it's just a break, then I usually don't tip the relief dealer unless I win a hand and the dealer going on break still gets tipped at the end.

In most poker rooms, the dealers are on a rotation where they sit at a table for a specified period (half hour?) then move on. It's not uncommon for a dealer to sit at a particular table only once or twice during their entire shift. Notethat in most poker rooms, the dealers do NOT pool their tips.
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Mission146
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July 9th, 2012 at 7:08:24 AM permalink
DJ,

I'll keep that in mind from now on, but like I said, I usually give them $5.00 if they're not coming back to the table. That's pretty good, because the way I play, I probaby will not win five pots in forty-five minutes...I play pretty conservatively.
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Tiltpoul
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July 9th, 2012 at 10:40:36 AM permalink
I'll be honest... I tend to tip more if I know the dealers box their own tips. That way I can reward dealers for good service or good hands or preferably the combination. If they share tips (which is rare, but still exists), it's $1 for any size pot, and nothing for SB/BB +1 bet.

I also tend to tip more if the rake is lower, as a reward for keeping rakes low. I know the dealers have little control over it, but if enough of them complain, then maybe it changes. Probably not, I know, but I want to make sure they know I appreciate them taking less of my money on a pot-per-pot basis.
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