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Gifts to a host or dealer

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Drewm1972, Dec 13, 2016.

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  1. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 VIP Whale

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    hi friends..
    so do you guys offer holiday gifts to a dealer or host?
    I heard some people tip their favorite dealers or host as well.. if you do how do you do it? Especially a host? Based on your winning for year or loss? I personally haven't done it yet and I was considering it...
     
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    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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  3. merlin

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    Aren't hosts supposed to give you the gifts?
     
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  4. VegasSchemer

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    I did it at the start of my host relationship. Don't think it's really done anything for me and so I've stopped. It's something for big time players to do, I think. If you're like me and just getting 3 nights w/ $100/$100 FP/RC @ the mid to bottom tier joints, hosts don't really do much for you even if one is assigned and sending offers.
     
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  5. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    @Drewm1972 - Lots of different opinions on this subject.

    I have developed a good relationship with 2 slot hosts over the years and I give my hosts a cash gift inside a personal thank you note, twice a year, once in first half of year, once in Nov-Dec depending when we go, sometimes include a box of candy made locally where I live. I do it as a thank you for the extra little touches and things they do and for always making time to seek us out to visit - sometimes over a cup of coffee or lunch; we chat about our families, upcoming events, shows, etc and it is always pleasant and makes us feel welcomed. We are not high rollers but do spend a good bit of money gambling where we are staying, loyal to a couple of properties. There are a couple of other properties where we have an assigned host but no real connection and little contact, and we do not give a gift.

    My gift/cash is not based on a percentage of what I win or lose - just what feels comfortable to me. (In the old days, hosts weren't allowed, or supposed to, take cash but could accept gift cards, presents, etc - that has changed along the way).

    I'm sure a host or dealer appreciate any form of thank you for those who choose to gift - but do it only if it feels right to YOU to do so.
     
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    I used to when I had a good one at PH - just small things - Chocolates or a bottle of something. I would never give money to a host - I don't think it's appropriate.
     
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    I give my host(s) 10% of my annual winnings.



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    I give my host $100 at the end of each trip.
     
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    I send my host a $50 Macy's gift card at Christmas through the mail.
     
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    I have friends who bring stuff from Hawaii to their hosts at the Cal MSS and Sam's town. They aren't big time players (probably mid tier players) but they do get RFB. They don't spend a lot for it, just bring up mac nuts or something from Hawaii.
     
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  11. bubbakitty

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    My biggest host tip at Orleans was 200$ at Christmas We took my MIL and she got a comp suite for 3 nights. We got casino rate for room on the same floor. It was later liberally comped. That year we had stayed 21 days comped with lots of food from prime rib and Al's oyster. We thought it would appear to be a lot to her and for us a deal and a gold star for future (21 days @ 200) + the mil favor ---- priceless. Or about 8$ a night counting the nights that December. And free parking too.
     
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    Way to tithe! :thumbsup:

    RICHARD
     
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    I give my favorite floor person at MSS a few stogies that I know he likes every trip. I just hand them to him when we meet up the first time on the floor. I've seen many different customers at MSS and The Cal give gifts to dealers. They set the gift on the table and the floor person puts it away until the dealer has a break. Seems to be pretty common there.
     
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