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Tipping Hosts

Discussion in 'Comps' started by VegasSchemer, Mar 21, 2015.

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  1. VegasSchemer

    VegasSchemer Low-Roller

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    I've had great service from my host. What is the right way to thank her? A tip? Telling her boss? I feel like just gambling more rewards me haha Advice?
     
  2. biggoofyjj

    biggoofyjj Tourist

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    i do 100 per trip (usually 3 days). i just hand the 100 bill to my host when i ask him to go over my play and take any charges off my room
     
  3. smartone

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    Surprised this thread hasn't seen significant activity... yet. This is usually a well debated topic. Many seem to be adverse to tipping a host, unless he/she went well above what would normally be expected for play at your level. On the flip side, I've seen things like a box of chocolates, gift-cards (which I do from time to time), to cash (some of the folks here are ballers and I mean a damn good cash tip) and of course, a nicely written note to the property as well.
     
  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    There's about 30 threads about this.

    Run some searches and you'll find lots of answers.
     
  5. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Cash, cash, cash. Be discreet.
     
  6. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    You guys think cash is better than a gift card?
     
  7. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    Which would YOU rather receive?
     
  8. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Cash obviously. However, I thought that hosts can't accept tips, so giving a gift card sort of gets around that rule. Whereas cash could be considered a violation. Is my thinking wrong?
     
  9. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    That's why you have to be discreet...
     
  10. jaybert

    jaybert Low-Roller

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    Def. gift card to the Cheesecake Factory over cash...
     
  11. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    Would a visa or Amex prepaid card be considered like cash?
     
  12. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

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    I find out what my host likes and go that route.

    Host "A" likes crown royal, so he gets a bottle or two.
    Host "B" likes red wine, so she gets a bottle or two.
    Host "C" does nothing extraordinary, so she gets nothing extraordinary.
     
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  13. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Cash is king.
     
  14. merlin

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    If tips to hosts are discouraged, which means they are well compensated, why would you want to tip them?
     
  15. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    Just because tips to hosts are discouraged does NOT give any indication about their level of compensation. Besides, one person's definition of "well-compensated" is likely to be different than another person's (much like the definition of "well-endowed").
    Tips to hosts are discouraged to prevent the hosts from "cutting private deals", i.e. giving much larger comps to big tippers, irregardless of their level of play.
    As to why you would want to tip a host, the OP gave a very cogent reason: he/she was well treated by the host, and therefore the OP wanted to express gratitude for a job-well-done.
     
  16. BlacklabberMike

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    this
     
  17. Nittany1

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    I usually give gift cards depending on the what the host does for me that trip.
    Let him decide what he wants.Booze,golf,cigars or whatever it is his choice.
    Special tickets or something else maybe $200+ Visa or Amex cards.
     
  18. merlin

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    Isn't it their job to treat you well, and dont hosts get rewarded for bringing in and retaining good players? Hosts at big properties prob easily make triple figures easily, to me it's their job to tip(comp) you, not the other way around.
     
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    The same argument that "it's their job" could be made for ANY service job: maids, dealers, bartenders, valet, etc. etc.
     
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  20. Packer

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    Agreed merlin. However in this screwed up world money talks. Yes a host will give you comps according to your play. that is there job. It isn't talked about or written anywhere but I know for a fact you will get more if you take care of them. For me it doesn't make a difference if I give my host at Aria or Wynn anything as my play and relationship with them is over and above. I do tip as if I was tipping ANY service job: maids, dealers, bartenders, valet, etc.. I know what it is like to work in the service industry, work for someone and really appreciated when a customer showed me threrr appreciation with a tip. Also,It doesn't matter that a player might give a 500 tip to a host and 20 to a maid as it is all relative. I did get quite a hug from our maid this last weekend who took care of my 2 bdrm suite (We were a little messy) with 3 of us living in it when I gave her 100. She couldn't believe it! Great feeling to help.
     
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