Why do i pay casino employees' "salary"? (1 Viewer)

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I had a question after reading the pizza delivery thread.

How did the patrons get strapped with paying the "wages" of casino employees? I understand tipping in the food industry is a way to keep my food costs down, but how did we get duped into paying casino dealers?

I've know several dealers who clear 100+ in a good year. I know of a poker room where the average, for all shifts, is 50-60k a year.

And when did tipping, in all industries, become mandatory and not based on performance? If we keep compensating ****** employees, they'll never leave and go find a different job!!!!!!
 

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I had a question after reading the pizza delivery thread.

How did the patrons get strapped with paying the "wages" of casino employees? I understand tipping in the food industry is a way to keep my food costs down, but how did we get duped into paying casino dealers?

I've know several dealers who clear 100+ in a good year. I know of a poker room where the average, for all shifts, is 50-60k a year.

And when did tipping, in all industries, become mandatory and not based on performance? If we keep compensating ****** employees, they'll never leave and go find a different job!!!!!!

You dont have to tip them you know.

But for me, if I sit down with $100 and get up with $1000....thats $900 MORE than i came in with, had a good time, enjoyed myself and will thank the Dealer by leaving him $50-75. The more i win, the more i leave.

It was money I didnt have prior to coming in and had no intention of having when I left. So for me, its free money. Why not tip the guy who was in the right place at right time?
 

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You dont have to tip them you know.

But for me, if I sit down with $100 and get up with $1000....thats $900 MORE than i came in with, had a good time, enjoyed myself and will thank the Dealer by leaving him $50-75. The more i win, the more i leave.

It was money I didnt have prior to coming in and had no intention of having when I left. So for me, its free money. Why not tip the guy who was in the right place at right time?

Completly agree... And if the guy/girl is really skilled and keeps the action going allowing me to win more money then i tip more
 

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Completly agree... And if the guy/girl is really skilled and keeps the action going allowing me to win more money then i tip more

To me, it's more about the interaction. I've barely tipped dealers who throw the cards around with barely a word spoken the whole time.
 

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I wrote about this before. I play Video Poker in the bars. If I win the Bartender expects a tip off the winnings. I don't understand this! What did they do to help me win? I tip on the drinks they serve me (I tip well for the drinks)... Shouldn't it work both ways..If I lose shouldn't they give me a few drinks?
 

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To me, it's more about the interaction. I've barely tipped dealers who throw the cards around with barely a word spoken the whole time.

agreed.

Ive played at Blackjack tables where the Dealer is literally walking players thru the game, explaining it to them and telling them what to do, when to do it etc. They dont need to do that.

And yes i've been at tables where the dealer is just in a crappy mood. So i usually get up and go to another. But yeah, not gettin tipped.
 

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I wrote about this before. I play Video Poker in the bars. If I win the Bartender expects a tip off the winnings. I don't understand this! What did they do to help me win? I tip on the drinks they serve me (I tip well for the drinks)... Shouldn't it work both ways..If I lose shouldn't they give me a few drinks?

LOL...I experienced that in Vegas a few years back.

I was leaving the Sahara, and had a few quarters in my pocket. I dropped them in a slot machine and won $400. I called the attendant over, showed her the machine, and followed her over to the counter. She gave me the cash, and then stood there waiting for a tip......
 

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LOL...I experienced that in Vegas a few years back.

I was leaving the Sahara, and had a few quarters in my pocket. I dropped them in a slot machine and won $400. I called the attendant over, showed her the machine, and followed her over to the counter. She gave me the cash, and then stood there waiting for a tip......

It has gotten out hand. I have even caught the bartender paying me out and withholding the tip. I blew a gasket and confronted her in front of the whole bar. I have started going to the coffee shops to play VP. At least they aren't thieves.
 
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I don't tip casinos. I remember the times the ******** took my money.
 

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To me, it's more about the interaction. I've barely tipped dealers who throw the cards around with barely a word spoken the whole time.

I pay dealers who don't talk to me.



You don't have to tip at a casino. But if you win big, why not? Karma just shined on you, spread it around.
 

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It has gotten out hand. I have even caught the bartender paying me out and withholding the tip. I blew a gasket and confronted her in front of the whole bar. I have started going to the coffee shops to play VP. At least they aren't thieves.

Heh....a local mexican place has a "tip cup" on the ledge of the drive through window....

You want to talk about getting out of hand...
 

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You don't have to tip at a casino. But if you win big, why not? Karma just shined on you, spread it around.

I do spread it around...just in my opinion, I'll choose to spread it around to people who've actually earned it in some way.

Here's the way I see it. If I play video poker, and win, I don't tip the machine. and, I see a dealer who doesn't interact with me the same way...as simply a device that delivers cards to me.
 

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Tipping is discretionary. If you're an *******, don't tip. Tipping a dealer or server or driver or whoever is likely the least of your problems.
 

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When I worked at Harrah's as a VIP concierge in the High Limit area, it hurt so bad that I wasn't able to accept tips. They said it was because we made more than enough per hour ($20/hr.). I guess that's true, especially because it was just a part-time thing for me.

I'm talking turning down $100 tips just for getting them a drink when the waitresses weren't coming around or giving them some freeplay because of an issue they were having. I'm a cheery person and I had no problem going above and beyond for the really nice people. But if you came up to me with a nasty attitude, I did my job, still happily, but you weren't getting anything extra, just "Thank you and come again".

The same goes for when I win handpays at the slots. If the attendant is nice, and not treating me as though I'm interrupting his/her day, I'll glad tip $20-$30. But if they have a nasty attitude or spend the whole time talking to their friend, "Thanks" *money in my pocket*.
 

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Dealers make minimum wage plus tips. You are tipping because of the service you receive. If your dealer is friendly and making your gaming experience fun and enjoyable. As a dealer I don't have to remind you of your bets, I don't have to sort your chips after you win on craps, but as a good dealer I will if you are tipping. You tip based on the level of service and the percentage you tip is determined by how much you win. If your service is bad and not enjoyable, don't tip at all
 

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