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Table Games Does tipping effect your comps?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by EastCoastVegasFan!, Sep 10, 2014.

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  1. EastCoastVegasFan!

    EastCoastVegasFan! High-Roller

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    I play mostly craps, when I say mostly, I mean 98%-99% of the time. I noticed when I tip, it's easier to get a voucher to a buffet, or something like that. Do any of you have the same experience?
     
  2. Stevie D

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    Voucher. Now that brings me back. "Sir, just set those down and we'll color them up for you. Are you hungry? Let me buy you dinner."
     
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    I don't get buffet vouchers but I think being nice to the crew and tipping will often help your ratings.
    I'm guessing it is also somewhat dependent on the box/floor person.
    We have all dealt with grumpy dealers and floor people that won't crack a smile.
    On the other hand,there are those that go out of their way to help.
    Years ago I was a regular at a large off strip casino that is now owned by one of the behemoths.
    Whenever I bought in on certain shifts,the Floorman would ask if I had been playing at another table.
    If I said no he would back my starting time up by an hour or two.
     
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    Tipping can absolutely help your rating. Just be sure to politely ask the PB what you're rating is at. I try to do it while the table is gassed and just before I place a bet for the dealers.
     
  5. Malibugolfer

    Malibugolfer High-Roller

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    It's been my experience that if you take care of the boys they usually take care of you. Time, bet level etc.
     
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    Same here -- take care of the crew and they'll look out for you. Maybe an exaggerated rating, a glossed over hardway bet that should have fallen but stayed up....
     
  7. vsop

    vsop Low-Roller

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    Exactly.....and the dealers remember you, so it does help.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    This is what I've noticed most over the years.
    That, and the unexpected meal-comp offer from the pit.
     
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    Never received a comp like a buffet pass from the table but have had them inflate my buy-in amount.
    It was a craps dealer from a previous session.
     
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    Or paid on your bet that you forgot to return.
     
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    That too.

    On the rare occasion I will forget to put my odds down because I was talking to the waitress or bullshittin' with someone and a point hits (or I forgot to play a hardway bet) and the pit allows them to pay me. The people at Isle are cool.
     
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    Without a doubt. They notice the tipping and it goes a long way. Not to mention, as others have said, you'll be treated better.
     
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    No question it affects comp ratings. It also allows the people dealing to you to earn a decent living.

    Occasionally you'll also have dealers make a few mistakes in your favor as well.
     
  14. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    I always tip, but only for decent service
     
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    Never had them overlook a loser but I have been given extremely inflated averages and time at the table been added.

    In a recent trip to an MGM property, I asked for the avg and time on the way out and the pit had under rated me BIGTIME ( I know, shocker at MGM) and the crew vouched for me well over what I was betting and how long I was there. The pit fixed the error immediately and apologized.


    It make a difference with time and avg bet if you tip well. I consider it a cost of doing business and it also take some heat off if I have been counting.
     
  16. snoopydogj

    snoopydogj Low-Roller

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    I mostly play craps. I usually have a pass line bet for the crew when I'm throwing. Sometimes when it's going good I'll bet some 2 way hard-ways. They always thanks me, whether we win or not.
    It definitely helps with your ratings.
     
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    Tipping well definitely has bumped up my average bets in the system.
     
  18. Texas Pete

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    I agree with the majority on this thread. Tipping at the craps table definitely works in your favor (and helps the dealers earn a decent wage).
     
  19. mganut

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    Excellent approach. I usually tip when I color up but I think I will take your lead and try the same next Month.
     
  20. TonyDee

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    I usually do this as well - I mostly play craps. It definitely helps your rating. I try to throw out a two way yo, or "boys on the line" when I'm shooting... I especially do it the first time or two I am shooting during my session, making sure the boxman is listening/paying attention. It seems to help, and like all are saying, the dealers tend to side with you on any oversights, etc...
     
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