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    I am a big believer in tipping, its part of my profession.. bubut now that No Drinks are given 4 free anymore... i swear it seems the ticket writers have become bigger dix.. lolol
    Im sure some of that is the anger of customers getting screwd on 1 more thing?? But those coksukkers should greet Everyone with a smile and good luck no matter what.. lol
    Anyway, What reason is there to tip a ticket writer?? Esp. If they have a shty attitude!
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    Well said.
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    my wife cashed 2 tix for me lol, and she told me specificly "wtf is going on with those guys, they wer so rude to me?"

    Her thought was, heres a chick cashing 500-1000 tix? Lol wat does she know.. lol.. anyway, i have dealt now with 4 dif guys and only 1 i would classify as curt,,, (not happy) the other 3 wer condescending dix... lolol..

    Weird stuff Enfuego..
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    Cool story bro
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    Never thought to tip the ticket writer. Are you talking about books in LV? The descriptions should like the former Cantor (now CG Tech) who have universally rude clerks. They got kicked out of the M, starting May1, and as soon as the contract is up they will be out at the Palms too.
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    While I'm a small bettor generally, have made 2 bets for $1,000. Each time it came up "transaction requires approval". This seems to be a joke, but you get a funny look. I won one and lost one of these plays.
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    I usually tip a couple bucks when I make my bets. And that’s usually good for a few extra drink tickets.

    Gotta know how to work the system.
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    I’ve come across a few rude writers at Red Rock. Since I got the betting app I don’t see them as much anymore. As far as tipping goes it depended on my mood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Devil View Post
    I usually tip a couple bucks when I make my bets. And that’s usually good for a few extra drink tickets.

    Gotta know how to work the system.
    Zero drink tix Devil.... zero.. nug. And many others(most all) Dont give em out anymore..

    Sooooo. No working ANY system anymore man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatehill2000 View Post
    Zero drink tix Devil.... zero.. nug. And many others(most all) Dont give em out anymore..

    Sooooo. No working ANY system anymore man...
    Are you at a Cantor book? They suck.

    Tipping works well for tickets at Caesars and Stations books in my experiences.
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    I was at Baileys couple weeks ago. Will never go there again , it was few days before final 4. Book was dead. They turn off all tvs at 8:30. No big deal. Individual tvs has all games. But last night kicked me out when games still on i bet. I tipped ticket guys right away $10 right away. Few $5 after . They give more drink tickets. If you wanted beer domestic $7.50, Import 9.50. WTF rather tip ticket guys. One girl took my tip & hit parlay with $5 i gave her.
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    i never thought to tip them but i suppose its good karma.
    overall its not really much of a service they are providing. they arent coming to you and making it more convenient and they arent giving recommendations so im not really sure what the tip is for. if your getting bad service then definitely not but its no different than a drive through restaurant to me where its simply taking an order and not providing much of a service.
    kudos to those who do but i dont think its necessary and shouldnt be expected.
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    I tip the ticket writers cause you never know when your going to need to ask for something,or have them do for you.I have asked them for several things when i'm in Vegas.When gaming today is hard to get,and i would have missed the day they come out,i have had the gaming today given to the sportsbook people in a manila envelope to save for me and it is always honored....Also i ask them a lot of the time if they would give me a print out of all the lines i may want and what sports i want and i have no issues.There are a few more things they have done for me,so i have no problem tipping them,...i remember there was a thread here asking if people tip a to go order,or a pizza pickup order and i think a lot of people said yes,well all they are doing is handing you a box of pizza and taking your money to pay for it,..now i have no idea why anyone would tip for that,..anyway i'm done babbling here so i'll stop here
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    Life time losing bettor should never tip a ticket writer or at the poker table. Casinos/book should tip % of their rake/juice instead.
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    A lot of comments are quite disturbing here. Based on some of the comments, I guess as it was mentioned you don't tip the food delivery person. You likely don't tip for valet or at the restaurant either.

    Tipping is a true lost art and gamblers get a bad rap for not tipping well or at all. I can see why.

    I do tip and even if it is bad service I tip, it may be nowhere near what it would be if they were nice but I tip indeed.

    You win $1,000 what's a $10 tip in their tip basket? They did a service for you after all. You may not look at it that way but ask the on duty supervisor how far it goes with staff. Don't ask the writer, they will tell you what it means to them.

    You do tip the taxi driver right?

    What about that comped limo? Comped dinner? Comped rooms? Poor guys and gals likely get stiffed by most of you.

    The maids who do my room are well taken care of with tips.

    Tip and smile, it means a world of good to the receiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotpizza View Post
    A lot of comments are quite disturbing here. Based on some of the comments, I guess as it was mentioned you don't tip the food delivery person. You likely don't tip for valet or at the restaurant either.

    Tipping is a true lost art and gamblers get a bad rap for not tipping well or at all. I can see why.

    I do tip and even if it is bad service I tip, it may be nowhere near what it would be if they were nice but I tip indeed.

    You win $1,000 what's a $10 tip in their tip basket? They did a service for you after all. You may not look at it that way but ask the on duty supervisor how far it goes with staff. Don't ask the writer, they will tell you what it means to them.

    You do tip the taxi driver right?

    What about that comped limo? Comped dinner? Comped rooms? Poor guys and gals likely get stiffed by most of you.

    The maids who do my room are well taken care of with tips.

    Tip and smile, it means a world of good to the receiver.
    Do you tip the cashier at the grocery store? If not, why not?

    They do more work for you than a ticket writer punching in a couple of numbers. But if a ticket writer wants to take care of me by giving me a few extra drink tickets? I'll take care of him/her.

    I love tipping people in the service industry or to people who take care of me. If they actually do some work to earn it. I will always tip a waiter at least 20%. But good service will get around 30%. Take care of those who take care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Devil View Post
    Do you tip the cashier at the grocery store? If not, why not?

    They do more work for you than a ticket writer punching in a couple of numbers. But if a ticket writer wants to take care of me by giving me a few extra drink tickets? I'll take care of him/her.

    I love tipping people in the service industry or to people who take care of me. If they actually do some work to earn it. I will always tip a waiter at least 20%. But good service will get around 30%. Take care of those who take care of you.
    The lady at the DMV does more for you than a ticket writer and I don’t tip them haha.
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    I begrugingly tip 20% everytime and I absolutely hate it. Tipp;ing should just end and go away. If you have been greatly taken care of then tip on your own as an extra to the normal wage that person makes.


    I often eat at the same restaurants and get crap service from time to time just because a 22 year old doesnt give a shit. Lets say I am in a dick mood and just don't tip. Now I come in there again. Ther service will be awkward and even worse than last time plus you always have to worry about them fucking with your food.

    These places that you are basically required to tip are multi million dollar enterprises. Most restaurants, hotels, pizza chains, etc. Stop passing their salary onto the consumer. As you see, tipping never ends. Uber wants a tip too. In some cases a server will do nothing more than bring me a water as someone else brings the food. I am supposed to give her 3-4 bucks for putting tap water in a glass? How about at a bar. "Umm I will get a bud light bottle" Server picks a bottle up and twists the cap off" I feel obligated to give her a 1-2 bucks for that. Geeze

    If I were going to do a high school kind of job, I would deliver pizzas because you get the normal hourly rate plus tips and don't have to actually be in the restaurant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotpizza View Post
    A lot of comments are quite disturbing here. Based on some of the comments, I guess as it was mentioned you don't tip the food delivery person. You likely don't tip for valet or at the restaurant either.

    Tipping is a true lost art and gamblers get a bad rap for not tipping well or at all. I can see why.

    I do tip and even if it is bad service I tip, it may be nowhere near what it would be if they were nice but I tip indeed.

    You win $1,000 what's a $10 tip in their tip basket? They did a service for you after all. You may not look at it that way but ask the on duty supervisor how far it goes with staff. Don't ask the writer, they will tell you what it means to them.

    You do tip the taxi driver right?

    What about that comped limo? Comped dinner? Comped rooms? Poor guys and gals likely get stiffed by most of you.

    The maids who do my room are well taken care of with tips.

    Tip and smile, it means a world of good to the receiver.


    lol,, Desert devil pretty much dismantles your arguement,, However to your point,, You are KINDOF conflating SERVICES,, and thats really my point,,

    taxi drives you "safely" and talks a bit usually, and can help direct you with advice for 15-30 mins!!!
    tik writers have u for 1 min or less

    comped room, that maid works for 20+ mins on YOUR ROOM,,, cleaning up after YOUR DIRTY SELF,,
    tik writers spend less than 1 min Angry because you didnt say RISK/WIN,,

    Food delivery person has to have some skill and sharp eyes, to find our house on a poorly lit street??? OR RAIN!!!,, lol
    tik writers show up clock in (SIT ON THEIR ASS) and mumble for less than 60 seconds and almost always NEVER SAY GOOD LUCK,,

    Boom,, Mic Drop,,
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    Here is a tip;

    Bet the under
    Haha
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    I am for tipping. But modern day tipping is not the same as before. People in this service industry now believe that they are entitled to get tipped regardless of the quality of the service. Business should never under pay or pay below minimum to employees because of tips. Expecting 15 to 25% tip on all bill is ridiculous. I have tipped 15 to 25% on big bills when i really appreciated the service but it shouldn't be expected. For example, if I go to the restaurant and order $800 bottle of wine and ate food worth $150.....tipping 15 to 20% on that bill shouldn't be expected....it is completely up to the customer if he wants to tip that much. But now a days I have seen servers calling out celebs/athletes for tipping $100 to $150 on $3000+ bill on social media. I think it is ridiculous. I spent $1k in restaurant or bar, I wouldn't tip more than $50 unless the host/server was genuinely nice and provided excellent/friendly service.
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    Restaurants are different they get a wage of like $2.25 / hour
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    If I am doing well I tip (I am only in Vegas once a year max though so go big or go home). If they are dicks I don't, that goes for any service type job. But I wouldn't tip to GET drink tickets would just go buy my own (has to be close to a wash I would think of tipping to get a free drink???). I have only got drink tickets once or twice and I usually wager fairly large
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    tatehill no one dismantled my argument.

    Show me any tipping etiquette article that says to tip the person scanning your items at the grocery store. Now if they offer to take out the groceries to your car, then you tip that person.

    Next thing you'll tell me that we should tip the truck driver that bring gas to the pumps because without him there wouldn't be any gas.....

    You probably go up to the counter thinking your entitled to drink tickets because you bet $2 to show on the 1/9 favorite.

    This isn't the old days where drink tickets flow like a faucet. The bean counters put in place a minimum and it varies from location. In all my time, I guess I've been fortunate, I've never ran into a grumpy, mean, non talkative ticket writer. Then again, I am usually wagering separately from the every day bettors based upon what I bet. I am fortunate where I can risk a lot more and it doesn't mean much if I lose. I just don't make a big deal of it except when that Mogley scam artist thought there was no way the Steelers would lose to the Patriots and he wanted to book my action. I said it to him then, he couldn't afford my action and time proved he was what I said he was early on a scammer.

    Back to tipping...……… if you ever expect anything in a tipping industry, you have to pay the price or be happy with what you get. Greasing palms is still alive and well. That won't change now or ever. One last thing, always tip the poker dealer accordingly.
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