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Cash Tipping a Host

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Naturaleight, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    I know hosts are not suppose to accept tips, let alone cash. But a buddy of mine who is a wealthy gambler (though not frequent) told me he leaves envelopes for his host in Vegas with a few hundred dollar bills in it. I was shocked to hear him tell me that he cash tips his host. He said he usually leaves it in their office. His play is average-low, probably around $100 a hand at a top tier strip property.

    He doesn't go to Vegas often so he doesn't know what his comps would be like if he didn't tip the host. I'm just wondering if this actually makes a difference? Does anyone else do this?
     
  2. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    I tip my hosts cash all the time, most of the time in a sealed envelope with their name on it (sometimes I have to hand it to somebody else if they are not there when I leave). It is supposed to be against the rules, but the casino mostly overlooks it...though I have heard they will use it as an excuse to fire somebody if they wanted to.

    Personally, I think it helps a little when you need a special favor or accommodation. Although if the favor or accommodation is out of the host's range of discretion, they still can't do it. But I've known hosts that treat my non-tipping gambler friends strictly by the book...no leeways....
     
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