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Table Games Pressured to tip on Table Game Progressive payouts?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Bondy3, Sep 3, 2020.

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  1. Bondy3

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    How much is customary to tip on a table game progressive jackpot? and is it normal for a dealer to say they expect a large tip?

    my wife just won a small progressive yesterday (her first "handpay") by hitting a progressive and winning around $1000 (side bet on the BJ table), The dealer who paid her told her that she should tip at least $100 and then other people at the table started getting aggressive saying she "needs to buy a round of drinks for the table" I was shocked, I have never seen people so aggressively trying to get someone else to give them money at a table. my wife is a nice person and she felt pressured, so she toked the dealer a black and she left a green at the table to buy everyone drinks, but I was upset and surprised at the way that everyone was demanding money. She ended up giving away 13% of her winnings out of peer pressure and it turned the excitement of her win into a bad experience.

    I have never seen that before, is there something about progressive wins that turns people toxic? (1k win isn't that much, she was sitting with like $800 in front of her and it was a $25 table)
     
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  2. VegasBJ

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    I think a tip in this instance is discretionary, but you should probably tip something. The amount you tip is up to you. If the dealer outright asked for the tip, I would say "Sorry, but you just lost your tip". It was rude for the dealer to speak out regarding tipping, espeicially $100. As far as buying the table drinks, I would say "F off". Again, if you are in a celebratory mood, then you could offer to buy the table a drink. But once they asked or demanded. F you. It is your money you are gambling with, not theirs
     
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  3. rhinoman7

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    Have never hit a progressive, but have hit a few 4OKs playing Mississippi Stud. First time, won $2,000, the other two times it was $1,600 each time. The dealer never said anything about a tip, but in each case I tipped the dealer $50.
     
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    It is not uncommon for a dealer to prod for a tip in a "joking" tone. "Don't forget me when you get paid" type of comment. But I have never heard a dealer state an amount that should be tipped.
    As for players.. when you hit a decent sized hit, often people will buy a round of drinks as a community thank you (think of it as an envy payout to those who picked the wrong seat) but there is no established rule and in Vegas where drinks are free its a running "gag".

    All that said.. If she wins its her money.. Tip if you want, buy the "losers" a token thank you drink if you want.
    If you don't want to.. that is fine and no reason to feel bad about it.

    The same goes for tipping if you win on a slot machine. Don't let peer pressure push you either way..
     
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  5. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Totally agree that it was Rude of the dealer to ask about the tip and the drinks. I always tip the dealer when I have a nice win like that, but if she had said that to me, that definitely would have affected what she got. I've been at tables where a winner has bought drinks for the table. I had one Mississippi stud table where I was having a great night, and after hitting my second Quad I gave every player a green chip. Others have done the same at tables we were playing at. But it all depends on the people, and the night we are having. I would never suggest that a winner has to share their win. That's just Rude!
     
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    I came into this thread thinking we'd be talking about a 5 or 6 figure progressive. I'm shocked that either players or the dealer would get riled up over a $1000 win.

    Yes, that's nonsense for anyone to hassle your wife for a $100 dealer toke or to buy the table a round.

    I don't think a $100 tip is out of the question in general but it's definitely on the high end and it certainly shouldn't be solicited. A green chip or two would have been perfectly appropriate as well and buying the other players drinks is only a gracious move if the winner volunteers it.

    Now if you were to win a $1,000,000 progressive on my table...you owe me a drink. I'm just saying.
     
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    "Sorry, still down for the trip."
     
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    IMHO, 10% is WWWWWAAAAAYYYYY too much. I would've tipped $20 and as @Calder said "Still down for the trip". I have done this on slots when I was actually still down for the trip and the slot attendant still accepted the tip gracefully.
     
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    Never has a dealer tipped me when I lost an amount over a handpay.
     
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    It’s rude and they shouldn’t ask for anything - similar to people begging on the street
     
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    Ridiculous, unless they were joking and she didn't pick up on it. If not joking, then it's a sign of the times I guess.

    I don;t play much tables let alone progressive bets on them, but that would've been a green chip toke max to the dealer from me and screw the other players.

    And honest to god, I'm not usually like this, but demanding a $100 tip? I'd color and walk and skip the toke I'd normally leave at the end of a session.

    You sure she wasn't reading it wrong?
     
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    “COLOUR ME UP” is the correct response. Rude begging is not!

    $1k is nice... but not that nice.

    My buddy had the AKQ of Spades in 3 Card, shortly before the Riviera closed for +$8800. I believe he left 4 Black for the Dealer, plus Quarters for the other players. For his 2 buddies? The one who encouraged him to absolutely put the $1 in every time on the Progressive, he gave a very generous $800 and to me, his other roommate- $400.

    I have previously posted the picture.

    That was more than enough imho. 0165336E-C980-44CB-941C-2D34E38DB53C.jpeg
     
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    I think the standard tip on any hand pay should be $20. Unless it’s a 6 figure hand pay, then maybe $100.
     
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    If a dealer had the balls to ask for a tip, I’d report him to his supervisor. Once at a craps table, I dropped a few hundred, and they seems to have a stank attitude when I didn’t tip. I let it slide, only because they didn’t actually ask for tip. And the dealer expecting a 10% tip. Will the casino give you 10% on a loss?
     
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    That’s a good excuse to shut the dealer up, but the dealer has no business even asking for a tip.
     
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    I’d of tipped dealer 2 greens. As for the rest of the table——were they drunk? How do you buy a round of drinks which are complimentary? Tip 20$ for the waitress? What a fun table / casino.
    No offense.....but while waiting for verification on the hand pay it may have been prudent for hubby to put heads together with significant other and decide on course of action. If me and I heard all the commotion I’d have said “Great. Get the cash and let’s go pay off those markers!!!! Thanks folks.....good luck!!”
     
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  17. eksantirik

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    In table gaming, just because there's a lot of cash involved and the majority of people are drunk/euphoric etc.; tips are demanded all the time.

    It is neither customary, nor there is less than minimum wage payment involved. It is just people exploiting (no different than a beggar) your happy situation.

    You pay for the dealers' salary via house edge, and that's it. You do not owe them anything. I would not have tipped in such a case. Color up and leave was the best response.
     
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    After hitting a royal flush on paigow winning both the fortune bonus and progressive ( a total of $1250), a dealer said, "10% for me." I asked "what did you just say?" in a loud voice. The pit boss came over and I again asked the dealer to repeat what she said. She looked at the pit boss and shook her head. The pit boss was puzzled and the dealer said nothing more. In paigow I normally tip what would be the envy bonus which would be $50 on a royal flush. I tipped nothing in this case and looked at her with my high school English teacher glare for the remainder of her round. Actually, I rather enjoyed glaring at her....my bad.
     
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    $25-40 would be sufficient.
     
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    I probably would have given $50 to the dealer on a $1000 win...maybe more if it was a dealer I knew and liked.

    I've only gotten a Royal twice over the years playing Pai Gow Poker. I think the last time I went to Vegas was the second time (back in January - I cancelled my April and July trips this year because of Covid). I think the payout was $950 ($500 for the Progressive and $450 on the Bonus bet with $3 bet). I believe I gave the dealer $50. He was new and just learning on the Pai Gow table; he had no idea what to do in the event of a fairly decent win...If it had been one of the dealers I had known for a long time I would have given them $100 instead of $50..
     
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