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Do casino cocktail waitresses share tips?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Knucklehead69, Jul 14, 2017.

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  1. Knucklehead69

    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

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    Anybody know if casino cocktail waitresses share tips? When I get exceptional service I usually give a really good tip on my last drink and hoping that person gets to keep it all for herself.
     
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    most have to share and that includes with bartenders
     
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    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Yes. So the extra you gave the good one gets shared with the slug .
     
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    I've seen the CWs give money to the bartenders. I did not expect them to share with other CWs.
     
  5. Knucklehead69

    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

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    Ok... I figured they would give a cut to the bartenders.
     
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    It may vary by casino family. I know at our local casino they definitely pool tips.
     
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    StephGrahamKC Low-Roller

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    I think the cut they give is based on how many drinks the bartender made for them, not how much $$ they get. I could be wrong by that was always my understanding.
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Sometimes I see them actually making the drinks so I wonder how they figure the cut with the bartenders.
     
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    At the casino I work in, the girls do not share with each other and its standard (but not required) practice to share 10% with the bar backs who stock the drink area. Some girls do not share with the bar backs and it shows when they are working because the bar back does not keep her area as well stocked and she has to work harder to get her stuff or walk to other parts of the casino to gather supplies. Not to stereotype but the girls who do not share their portion are usually the asian and african american, and let me stress this is only what I have observed in the casino I work in and what my friends who are servers there have told me.
     
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    Maybe things are different on the Strip, but downtown at the places I frequent, the CW tips the bartender at the end of the shift. Then the bartender also tips out the barback he is working with at the end of the shift.

    CWs do not share with each other. The workers on table games do and in theory, so do the handpay people. I say theory, because there is no joint accounting room for the tips on the handpays.
     
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  11. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Casinos provide free drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) while you're playing any game. A waitress comes around every once in a while to take your order. Just like the dealers, cocktail waitresses are paid minimum wage by the casinos and make their livelihood from tips. The standard tip is $1 per drink, but even $1 every other drink still means nearly $40,000/yr. in earnings for a waitress, even after their 20% tip-out to the bartender, so that's what I tip./ Las Vegas Tipping Guide
    http://vegasclick.com/vegas/tipping-guide
     
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    Let's do some math on this,
    20% goes to bartender, so we start with $50,000.
    $1 every other drink means 50 cents per drink.
    To make $50,000 the CW would have to deliver 100,000 drinks.
    There's 2080 hours in a work-year.
    100,000 divided by 2080 equals 48 drinks per hour on average.
     
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    you might think different if you were on your feet for hours wearing heels and dealing with people. :poke:
     
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    Yea, but a lot of people tip more, and only a few tip 50 cents(some do tip nothing), then you add in their pay and they're doing just fine at the busy places. Now at dumps that dont have a lot of customers(the old LV club comes to mind), the cw's dont do good at all, sometimes they're literally waiting for a customer to come in, then they rush over to them and sometimes the person doesn't want a drink, that would be depressing.
     
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    I don't disagree with this.
     
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    My wife and I play next to or near each other and when we get a couple of drinks it's always a $5. tip. The return visit from the CW has generally been very fast. I know that if we ordered these drinks in a bar it would be a lot more than $5.
     
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    I would imagine it's pretty rough. I do appreciate the high heels and skimpy outfits though.:thumbsup:


    Seriously though I do tip nicely and more so if they smile, are friendly, and fast with service.
     
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    I've heard it here before on these tipping threads and from multiple posters, but for the life of me, I will NEVER understand why people feel a need to estimate what someone earns and factor that into their tipping equation. If you provide me GREAT service with a smile, I hope you make a ton of money!
     
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    so how do I go about getting drink service from these people called cocktail servers? :whistle::wiggle:
     
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    Yeah I don't get it either. I'm from Ireland (and lived in the UK for a long time before moving to the US) and I still don't get the US attitude to tipping. Tips are for good service regardless of the salary or establishment. I was once out for dinner with some work colleagues and the waitress was rubbish, rude and just downright ruined our meal. I picked up the tab and didn't tip, I asked to speak to the manager and gave him the tip asked him to ensure the money went to the kitchen. One my American colleagues tipped the waitress a $20 and appolgiesed for me. he said it's not fair, she's on minimum wage etc. I'm sorry but she was shit at her job and I should have the right not to tip. To top if off she was still rude to us (not just me) when we were leaving even though my colleague gave her a tip. I have every sympathy for being in a minimum wage job, I used to be a waiter and worked behind bars but this was a fancy restaurant and we were being nice and patient. If you ruin my night, don't expect a tip regardless of what you earn.

    When I am in Vegas, I tip every drink. If I'm having a good night I tip more if it's a slow, bad night I stick to a dollar per drink. I don't care if the CW has a stack of Benjamin's I still tip.
     
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