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Old October 10th, 2004, 06:05 PM
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The only porker and blackjack playing I have ever done has been with friends. When I go on princess what are some guild lines for tipping dealers. how much and when do you tip.

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Old October 12th, 2004, 12:54 PM
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You can play for the dealers,just put a dollar to the right of your bet on the table.You DO NOT have to play for them all the time.If you have a good hit and you want to tip,ask the dealer if they want it or play it.
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Old October 21st, 2004, 10:05 AM
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The pay for dealers is generally well below minimum wage, so they depend heavily on tips for their livelihood. If a dealer is dealing lousy cards, he or she doesn't expect to be tipped by those losing their shirts. By the same token, if a dealer is giving you great hands (especially in the games of Caribbean Stud, Let-It-Ride and 3-Card Poker, where the payouts can be quite large), it takes a real cheapskate not to tip the dealer accordingly.

Personally, in those positive situations I tip the dealer at least 10% of my winnings. They really appreciate it. But I'm always amazed at how many players fail to offer even the paltriest of tips to a dealer no matter how well the cards are falling. These people give me the creeps by their insensitivity to their fellow man (or woman). Be smart, and be lucky ... but don't be a cheapskate. Others notice!

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Old November 27th, 2004, 02:52 AM
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tip according to entertainment as well. If you are sitting there and the dealer is doing nothing at all to help you or show you a good time then dont tip as much. But if the dealer is talking a lot and making sure you have a good time then you might want to throw a little bit in for them. Also comments to the pit boss on dealers you like are as good as gold to them as well. So if you lost your shirt but really liked a dealer just grab a pit boss and tell them the dealer made losing fun
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Old January 10th, 2005, 11:38 PM
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What is the reasoning why they get below average paid wages?

Is it because of the assumption that they DO get tipped?

Or is it just tight management?

But maybe the best solution is dont gamble and just give the amount you were going to fritter way to the card dealer!!Saves time,effort AND stress!! !!
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Old July 20th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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Id expect them to make a little more money then your towel boy. After all they all are cross trained in all the games. Thats a skilled worker if I ever heard of one.
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I won $1600 in a slot machine once{and put it all back} and someone told me I should have tipped the slot technician a few hundred. Should we tip for winning in a machine?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 01:06 PM
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Always tip the slot tech when you win big. Bad luck if you don't.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 03:25 PM
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While it's nice to be generous to the dealers, there is a real danger in feeling that you have to be too generous. When I first started gambling (Blackjack is my game of choice), I felt that whenever I was winning, I should be sharing my good fortune with the dealer, but by the end of the evening the dealer had a stack of chips and I would go home broke.

Since then I have learned to be more sparing in my tipping. IF I am doing very well than I will OCCASSIONALLY (maybe once every two hours) place a bet for the dealers. However, I will even then only tip them if they are friendly and doing more than just dealing cards. Turning over the cards is their job and I'm not going to tip them for just doing their jobs (nobody tips me for just doing my job). Win or lose, the dealer has no influence on the cards.

At the end of the day, if I won a sizable amount, than I will tip the dealer an extra $10 or $15, BUT only if they were very friendly and really helped to make the day fun. Again, I'm not going to tip them for just turning over cards.

I know this may sound stingy to some, but you have to remember that from the moment you sit down at the table the odds are against you. Because you have a good run of cards doesn't mean you're going to go home a winner and giving away your winnings during the good times will only ensure that your demise will come faster during the inevitable bad times. At the end of the day, the dealer shouldn't be the only winner.
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I won $1600 in a slot machine once{and put it all back} and someone told me I should have tipped the slot technician a few hundred. Should we tip for winning in a machine?
My parents have won jackpots in the neighborhood of $1500 several times and they always tip $20. The technicians have always seemed thrilled to receive it, so apparently that is an acceptable tip. I think a few hundred would be going overboard.
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I won $1600 in a slot machine once{and put it all back} and someone told me I should have tipped the slot technician a few hundred. Should we tip for winning in a machine?
I never understood why you would tip the person paying you for a slot jackpot. WHY When a casino starts tipping me for the money I lost getting that jackpot, then I will tip. Bad Luck??? The last I heard, the slot machine has a computer chip dictating what will come up. I have no problem in tipping a dealer at a table game if I am doing good but will never tip for hitting a slot machine jackpot.
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I won $1600 in a slot machine once{and put it all back} and someone told me I should have tipped the slot technician a few hundred. Should we tip for winning in a machine?
I never understood why you would tip the person paying you for a slot jackpot. WHY When a casino starts tipping me for the money I lost getting that jackpot, then I will tip. Bad Luck??? The last I heard, the slot machine has a computer chip dictating what will come up. I have no problem in tipping a dealer at a table game if I am doing good but will never tip for hitting a slot machine jackpot.
Think about it this way...the dealer had NO control over the turn of the cards any more then the slot tech had a say in the outcome of your slot pull.
It's sort of like tipping a waiter/waitress for great service even if the food was not up to par.


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It's sort of like tipping a waiter/waitress for great service even if the food was not up to par.
I see your point. When I win a slot jackpot again, I will tip whoever brings me my money if he/she also brings me a BLT sandwich,, I will do this even if the BLT is missing its bacon [/quote]
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I don't play slots, so I have no personal experience with hitting a jackpot, but I don't think I would tip someone just for giving me my payout. I do play Blackjack and I do occasionally tip the dealer, not because I am winning, but because they are making my game more enjoyable with a pleasant and fun personality. To me, that is worth a tip. Just turning over the cards isn't. Just paying out a jackpot isn't either.
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Hi Guys,

Can I just say a few things?

I worked as dealer on ships for five years, so I know a bit about this stuff.
Tipping a good dealer is the norm, just like tipping a good waitress. You are not obliged to tip if you lose, we do understand, but if you win or if you break even, but you had a good time playing...
Tipping during your game is the best way to do it. The dealer will be much happier to have you at the table if you're tipping a little from time to time, and he/she will exert themselves all the more to give you a good game. If you tip at the end, even if it's a big tip, what can we do, we don't know.

I'm not saying we try to treat you differently if you're a tipper, but... sometimes you just can't help it. You give a guy a big payout and he gives you nothing, you can't help resenting him a bit.

The tips are what we live on, the company pays us little or nothing, I got $15 a day from my last employer, that's $450 a month (hey I'm a croupier I know maths ). I'm a skilled worker, I deal seven games, I've been a croupier for 13 years, and I am good at my job, I am also good with customers, I go out of my way to make the table fun for everyone, I can't make you win, only lady luck can do that, but I do most best for the rest. I think I deserve a little more than what the company pays...

So please tip the dealers, if they smile, if they chat, if they help you with your game in any way, if they give the table a great atmosphere. The odd dollar after you win a Blackjack or after a run of a few hands, a couple of bucks when you hit a straight up number on roulette, maybe a $5 chip if they deal you a straight or better on Carribean Stud or Let it Ride.

Same goes for the slot techs. Remember those guys spend the days in a dingy casino working away with their screwdrivers (while you're bronzing on the beach/deck) making sure those machines are working so they can pay you those jackpots. They are there on the spot for you when the machine breaks down, give them something to say thankyou for all the work you DON'T see them doing.

Thankyou for letting me have my say.

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Well said! Another thing to keep in mind,is that the dealers,floor people,slot tech's etc. know alot more then most players and will be more then willing to help you if you help them.
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The pay for dealers is generally well below minimum wage, so they depend heavily on tips for their livelihood.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. Right or wrong, the pay structure does anticipate tips from customers, and that fact isn't the dealers' fault or idea.

I play craps only, and play for the dealers on the line occasionally, then leave a $5 chip when I leave the table, win or lose.

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