I started a thread on the City Data board under Las Vegas about how I had wanted to give $50 AMEX gift cards to the dealers on the graveyard shift at a certain casino. One dealer told me previously when I asked her about the idea that it was technically against the rules but they probably would let it slide if I wanted to do it. I was absolutely reamed by one person over there that I was "eccentric" and that I'd get people fired, etc. I asked one of the pit bosses and he told me he'd ask his boss & get back to me on that. When he relayed what he'd been told, he said that if I gave them to EVERY pit employee on all shifts that it would be OK, otherwise no (that would have been 100+ employees, 90% of whom I didn't even know). So that wouldn't happen. He said that others in the past had brought in cookies & baked goods and that was considered OK since it wasn't cash. That didn't go over OK with the city data group either. I guess it's just that I'm eccentric and wanted to do something nice for the dealers... Anybody ever do any "extra tipping" and not have a problem? I'm not eccentric but one of my traits is that I don't take no for an answer (but I will in this case if any one had the possibility of getting fired because of me); you can either consider that positive or negative (I consider it positive). My wife will often tell me "oh that's not going to do any good" "that's never going to happen" "they won't do that" but I do often make it happen. She was told yesterday by a bank that they had sent her a PIN # a month ago (they had no record of WHEN it was sent; only that it was supposedly sent); so she requested another & said they can't do that; then they said they couldn't do it until sometime in DECEMBER. So I called today & talked to a Supervisor and she claimed we would have a new PIN # in the mail within 3-5 business days. My motto is, it pays to complain, and don't take no for an answer..