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On The Matter of Tipping on a Vegas Trip

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by Silvered, Aug 13, 2016.

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  1. Silvered

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    Just found this board, love it. Would like to hear what others do for all the common tips. I am a $20k LOC player, and these are my current habits.

    - Casino's limo / car airport driver, to or from $20 (I never know what's right here)
    - Check in desk person at VIP check in $10 - $20 (Do I even need to do this?)
    - Host $300 envelope upon arrival. $200 more if I have a winning trip or I've pushed the comps, hard.
    - BJ Dealers: Green Chip bet, randomly, or continuously when on a streak.
    - Craps Dealers: $5.00 - $15 split on feature bets, $5.00 on any hard-way I play, $25 on the point if winning, increases on a long roll. On a loss, while leaving the table, will bet any small red/white chips remaining, for the dealers.
    - Slot / VP Hand Payers: $20 - $40 under $2k ticket. $100 > $2k (I never know whats right here)
    - Cocktail Waitress: $5.00 per trip (1 drink or 2)
    - Cashier when cashing in chips: $3.00 - $5.00
    - Valet guy / door opener if I take a cab: $2.00
    - Valet guy if he arranges a limo: $10.00
    - Servers at all meals: 25%, 30% if up
    - Housekeeping, I forget this one the most. But will try to leave a $10.00 on the very first day.

    Curious what others do.
     
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    $20 for a limo is standard. More for lots of luggage or several passengers.

    I've never tipped a check in person.

    Very generous to your host.

    Overall you're definitely tipping well.
     
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    Very nice, George
     
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    Good for you for spreading the love with those tips!
     
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    I think the people working in Vegas love you. Its all about the good karma.
     
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    I am generally a $50K player on front money plus additional pocket bankrolls. I have some long time hosts and some new hosts. I frequent some regular properties as well as starting to switch up.

    Anyway, I think it is ludicrous (ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS) that all positions should be, without regards to service, tipped! I tip and I tip plenty at times. I DO NOT (and will not) tip blanketed and mandated for every position there is in Vegas. They are doing their frigging jobs. Sure, for good service, requested things and a few, always, but everyone for a set amount, never. That will encourage so much of the mundane and worthless 'just getting by' type of service that is around.

    Just cause it is Vegas, everyone deserves a tip? Whatever.

    The lady cashing my chips at the HL Room or private cage. WTF? Have they every once genuinely consoled me when I lost $40k of my $50k buy in? Have they every once held my hand and said, let's get them next time, here's some pointers. Have they ever once done anything for me? Sure, if I win $100k or even $50k, slip them an occasional $10 or $20, maybe. But for most, they are smug, forcing themselves to smile, neutral, have their back to you talking to another employee for 15 seconds until you clear you clear your throat, make you wait the same as another person, etc., etc., etc. Come the hell on???!!!!

    Also, the like Shifter, the check-in person in the VIP Room, etc. Never, not once. I have had 2 and 3 suites with 10 plus people and kids in my party that my host has set up the suites and rooms for. Go in there and grab a water or a candy for the kids, get the card out and they swipe it. Maybe 4 minutes tops????? WTF? On to the room. I can think of one time at PH that the VIP check in person for some reason was like, let me go grab a few things for your 2 kids and I will be right back. She came with a bag of candy and little toys like a few $5.00 type of promotional toy-things. We go to the suite. We had a 2 bedroom suite and another room with 2-one bedroom mini salon suites together. She calls the butler from the room. Gets all the cookies, the sodas, juices, waters, etc., and a couple bottles the host requested and approved, the fruit baskets and all that stuff. Even went over to the pool table and made sure all the cues and balls were there. She said there has been problems with missing pieces. She laughed and joked how other previous guests like to steal the '8' ball. She spent like 20 minuets with us, still her job, but it was a first. Had many butlers at many places but she did the best job ever, they probably fired her, lol! Also checked the foosball game. LOL. She took the wife in the rooms and makes sure the iron and boards are set up and working. Orders us more towels. Everything. Of course I gave her $20.00, I think it was. But that is a rarity and usually never happens. Otherwise, for what??? For doing their job within their office where they usually never even stand up? Isn't that what they are supposed to do? Okay.
     
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    My habits seem excessive in frequency when I lay them out. I don't know why I started duking the check in staff. Vegas brings it out, for sure, for me. Probably Superstition too, if I am being honest. If I was advising a 1st timer on a vegas trip, I certainly would not advise them to tip as I do.

    Of all the tipping that happens, the $1 or $2 for the guy that opens the taxi door seems the most.....absurd, even if its the smallest amount. Yet it is customary. And its a pain, digging thru your pockets to find small money.

    What do you do at the cab stand, if you ever take a taxi? Or with limo drivers of comped rides?

    What do you tip cocktail waitresses?
     
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    Cocktail waitresses are handled one of two ways with us. If we are staying for a while and we are firmly planted at a table or at least staying within that HL for a while, we normally give the waitress a few green chips or even a black--especially if it is the start of the shift for her. Tell her, take care of us and please don't make us wait, refresh the drinks, etc., etc. That is it done. If it is a high traffic place and we are not there for a while, always, at least a red chip every drink or round. But depends on how complicated and numerous trips we will engage her in. If mad winning, always a green chip instead of one or 2 red chips.

    Limos and Escalades for rides. At least $20.00. That is for pick up and drop. If they are waiting at a restaurant or multiple stops, probably $40 to $50.

    Opening and holding a door. Tough one. If we got the kids with us and they help, maybe $5. If not, most times nothing. Depends on mood and circumstances. Can't say 100%.
     
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    If you are wrapped up in superstition and believe it brings good karma to you, DO NOT change what you believe in and do. That is of the utmost importance!
     
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    For $300 - $500, the host better send some decent pussy up to the comped suite.
     
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