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Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

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Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

Why do you, or Don't you tip the dealer ?

I ask this because some dealers don't deserve a tip...or do they ?

I don't think so, if there rude,or smart azz's

they get paid some sort of wage im sure...I don't think they live off of tip's...

Anyway Im thinking of not tipping the craps dealers anymore..maybe the Blackjack dealer.

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21. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

I tip all the casino employees I deal with except the pit boss.

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22. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

"Also, it's not customary to tip dealers!"

Of course it is. Perhaps not in whatever casinos they have in the South Pacific, but in US casinos at table games it is usual and customary to tip dealers at table games.

Just because you've observed some people not following the custom due to either ignorance, being cheap, or the theory of "I only tip when I win" does not change that fact.

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23. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

Thing is, not tipping the crabby dealers is actually hurting the nice dealers in the long run and just the opposite is true as well.

Just like any profession that is tip driven and they pool tips, they quickly learn who the non-earners are and they get straightened out in the break room, or they should.

Yo, it's like with Tony and me. We find out who ain't earnin' and bingo, good night. It's just business, ya know.

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24. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

And leave the gun, take the cannoli.

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25. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

Maybe someone can answer who has been or knows a dealer, but I've always heard that dealers like it more when you just tip them directly instead of putting a bet down for them. The theory being that dealers like the guaranteed money more than the possibility. Thoughts?

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26. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

I usually play BJ or 3CP, and used to ask what they preferred. The answer was always "play it". I don't even bother asking anymore, I just play it. Typically at a $5 table, I will play $1 every 4 or 5 hands for them unless I am on a major down turn, then it varies.

I do believe in karma, and I have found that even some of the grouchiest dealers will warm up (to me at least) when they see that I am a consistent tipper.

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27. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

My husband and I mostly play BJ and pai gow poker. I do not tip dealers who go so fast I can't even count my cards before they've made my decision for me and moved on to the next player, or those who do not interact with the table almost at all.

I tip those who are nice (even if they don't talk, they still smile, or try to be helpful), those who err in my favor, those who count my BJ hand for me (cause let's face it, after 6 rounds of rum and diets, I can't count at all....), and those who seem to be having a good time!

I leave if the dealer is surly, rude, or has an attitude. And I let the other dealers know I didn't tip cause the person was a jerk. Let them police each other internally.

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28. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

I always tip good and you'd be surprised how many times I've been paid when I shouldn't have. Furthermore, on my last trip I was playing craps at the Wynn and was playing 3bucks per hard number for the dealers when I rolled. So my turn and my second time throwing the dice they hit the side chips and roll out a seven..the dealer looks at the guy in the middle and says no roll and he agrees. Now, I've hit those chips and so have other people with the dice and would always count as a roll. I'm convinced since the pit boss' get a cut from the tips that's why the let it go and let me continue to roll.

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29. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

"Also, it's not customary to tip dealers!"

Of course it is. Perhaps not in whatever casinos they have in the South Pacific, but in US casinos at table games it is usual and customary to tip dealers at table games.

Just because you've observed some people not following the custom due to either ignorance, being cheap, or the theory of "I only tip when I win" does not change that fact.

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It's not only in the South Pacific as you say, but it's everywhere!! So tell me then. Why is that SO many people in Vegas (both locals and tourists) don't tip the dealer then?? If it's "customary" then how come everybody doesn't do it like they do with waitstaff?? How come people only tip when they're winning?? It's not just "some" people that don't tip as you put it. EVERY single time I play blackjack, there is ALWAYS at least a few people at the table that don't tip! Every time.

Again, I do tip, but stop making sound like you HAVE to tip the dealer, like you do with waitstaff.

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30. Re: Why tip dealer's ? Do's or Don'ts

Bottom line is this. Tip if you want, but you don't have to. If you don't tip at a restaurant, one of the staff will probably call you out on it, or they'll frown upon it, or they'll just give you crappy service the next time you go there. Or maybe the manager will come by to find out what was wrong. Bottom line is you'll probably get lousy service from now on. Now if you don't a dealer, will they do any of those things? Heck no! They could care less if you tip or not. It's not "mandatory" like in restaurants. Of course most dealers will be happy if you tip them, but again, if you don't, will that affect you? Will they not deal you a card? Will they not give you your money right away if you win? And as Umaga said, you'll see just as many people tip the dealer and just as many that don't tip. Don't sweat it.

And as someone also said, what kind of service are they really providing you? Can they control the cards or speed up the game so you'll win, or make it so you don't lose? Definitely if they help you play if you're a beginner or something or they answer your questions or they're really friendly, of course, tip them.