I have been told for slot machine wins that require an attendant to pay that itís appropriate to tip 10%. I say baloney to that, after Iíve been dropping coins into a slot for 3 day finally I get a nice return and some guy Iíve never seen deserves a big chunk of it? I usually give $20 to $50 per $1000 paid out depending how good Iíve been doing overall. The attendants have always been very gracious about receiving that amount and never made me feel like I stiffed them. I would bet (no pun intended) that they often donít get tipped at all.
If the dealers are friendly on the table games I make one or two bets an hour for the dealers, more if Iím doing well. If none of the bets have hit I usually leave a tip the size of my average bet straight up for the dealer. Iím not tipping for better server, but to reward a better overall experience. More if they are encouraging and talkative, less if they are sullen or grumpy.
I donít really have a good feel for tipping when I cash out at the cashiers cage. It used to be expected in Vegas but I donít see anyone else do it any more. If Iíve had a good run Iíll usually leave a tip the same size a my average bet that session.
I understand what you are saying - but I just don't agree with the need to tip a dealer. He is going to do whatevr his cards tell him to do - he is not playing against you. Especially in Vegas where they are not even allowed to talk.
Now - if I have a nice dealer in a casino who warns me NOT to hit on the 18 I have showing when I am too distracted to see what I doing - THEN I might leave a tip if I am winning, but I never win, so....
I would never tip an attendent - that is their job. In fact, I never even heard of such a thing.
I would rather give the money to another gambler who looks like they just lost their last nickel than give it to the attendent. I know the casino has THEIR money.
I'll tip a dealer, on a cruise ship, if they make an effort to make the game enjoyable. I like an interactive and fun table. If I win I usually tip about 10% of my winnings. I have tipped even when I've lost if the dealer(s) let me have fun while I gave them the money.
I wouldn't even think about tipping on a slot win. The machine can't pay out the winnings, or the jackpot needs to be verified, so an attendant is basically giving you the money the machine should have paid.
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