View Full Version : Tipping when you win
02-26-2006, 06:58 PM
I recently saw a man win $122,000 playing Carribean Stud in Aruba. Those of us playing at another table got into a discussion. What is the appropriate tip to the dealer? What about the guy who brought the money? Also,what is considered an appropriate tip to the person who hands you your 1099 in Vegas if you have a hit over $1199? Hopefully someday I will have to know how to handle this situation and I want to be prepared !:)
02-27-2006, 08:36 AM
well, in the end, it's up to you if and how much you tip. i usually just tip the person giving me the money, and the witness. i hate the IRS and i ain't gonna tip no one bringing me an IRS form. lol
03-06-2006, 01:57 PM
I only tip the dealer -- he/she is the one who dealt you the winner and supposedly was cheering for you to win. As far as a slot win is concerned, I wonder if tipping is even necessary. What service did they contribute that deserves a tip? You decided on the machine, you put your money in, it's your win.
03-06-2006, 02:50 PM
I would think on a $122,000 win a couple of hundred ought to be adequate, but that is based only on my opinion. Some dealers would like you to think you ought to toke at the same percentage that restaurant waitresses get, but you won't play very long in a casino if you adopt that attitude since the decks are stacked against you to begin with. I believe in modest tipping, a dollar bet for the dealer every so often if I'm not doing too badly.
Remember this, however: it is the policy of most casinos to pool all tips and split them equally among the dealers working that particular week. You might like your dealer and think he helped you win, but he will only get part of what you personally tipped. I don't think this is universally true, but it is the rule and not the exception.
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