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Using casino chips or slot tickets for tipping...

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by Kisby, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    Exactly!
    I am pretty good at basic math. :goofy:
    I would take $5-$10 in loose change over $2 in single bills any day.
    a friend that I shared a room with ages ago, tried to criticize me for leaving a cup full of change for tip. I am sure it was well over $5.
    I asked him how much was he going to leave.... crickets!
     
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  2. Vegas Insight

    Vegas Insight King of no media

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    I thought I read not so long ago that it is technically illegal to use chips from the casino floor for other purposes. I doubt there's a law on the books that prevents it, but my hunch is that it's a policy that allows a casino to refuse redemption, should they decide there's a reason to.

    Either way, I tend to leave chips, which is no more convenient than a TITO.
     
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  3. IAmPrince

    IAmPrince Tourist

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    Not sure if there's a law - I can confirm that tipping servers ( at HL rooms ) with chips is perfectly fine according to both, pit boss and servers.

    For cleaning, I usually leave chips on a note that says Thank you on the bed - I doubt they got any problems cashing in.
     
  4. bnlphan

    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    I usually leave a note saying. Ask managemetn to take your tip out of the resort fee.

    lol just joking. I like to leave a little something extra for housekeeping along with cash. last march when Ellis Island was giving out girl scout cookies we had tons of them and left them along with cash for the housekeepers.
     
  5. tee6395

    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    I've only left a TITO once and it was because the closest TITO machine was down and honestly was too damn lazy to go across the casino before going up to my room as I was leaving and tired. Otherwise, I don't see a reason to not just leave cash. Back in the day, way before TITO, there have been times when I left all of my loose change. I can see this being very annoying, but I was young and didn't think much about it. My parents always taught me to tip, but they never said it what type of forms were acceptable. :oops:
     
  6. Bgoll279

    Bgoll279 Low-Roller

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    My TITO's all look alike. $.01 or so. Therefore, I leave a tip in cash.

    I too have shared a room some trips. My coworker not only leaves the bathroom specifically and room in general a mess, he walks out without even considering a tip! I try to practically clean the room myself, and still tip.

    To each his own. He won't change, but neither will I.
     
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  7. DJP

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    I left a pair of TITO's as a room tip my last trip, because my quite-hungover self discovered one TITO each from Planet Hollywood and Linq in my back pocket, while I was staying at Bally's and needed to get to the airport. I think they totaled about 5 bucks. I'm pretty sure I left a handful of nickles and quarters to go with them. I'm sure it's a bit of a pain in the butt to cash in small TITO's from other casinos, but I figured it was better to leave them for the maid, then just throw them away, or try to save and remember them for the next trip.
     
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  8. TableToddyy

    TableToddyy High-Roller

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    Cause I spilled the Fireball

    So glad to see we're not the only ones leaving a pile a change. Can't feed them to the machines anymore. What else are u gonna do with it?
    So many nickels.
     
  9. NJS24

    NJS24 Voice of Reason

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    Leaving TITOs seems kind of lazy.

    As for chips, also kind of lazy but moreso that I don’t want to hold up a table game by making change or fishing ones out of my wallet every 15 minutes.
     
  10. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja Low-Roller

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    I stick to cash, $5/day given each day, in case I have a different housekeeper. I keep all my TITOs organized as part of my bankroll management, so I wouldn’t leave one.

    Housekeeping is one of my fave things about staying in a hotel-someone to make my bed and tidy up? Sign me up!
     
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  11. letsgotovegas

    letsgotovegas High-Roller

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    Many cashiers have a coin counter. We save all our change up in a cup through out the trip. On the last day we take the cup down to the cashier and have them throw it in the change counter and hopefully convert all those coins to folding money! Check with your hotel's cashier to see if they provide this service. The Gold Coast does for sure (and they even can handle 50 cent pieces and dimes! Many cannot.)