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Tipping is a big deal in Vegas. Las Vegas is a very service oriented city and is known for having great service. We expect it. There are people offering services at every turn and, in return for good service, there's usually a tip involved. Everyone treats tipping differently, but here's a quick guide to get you prepared for tipping on your next vacation.
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We're not here to judge how people play at a casino. No two people are alike and that's okay. We do like to advise when we see something that strikes us as important. Over the weekend, one of our favorite follows on Twitter, @AnnoyedCsnoDlr, mentioned someone who didn't tip on a big win:
Guy wins $2,000, tips nada and my supervisor says "Well that's how you earn a shitty rating with $5 average bet." It pays to tip! #ACD— Annoyed CasinoDealer (@AnnoyedCsnoDlr) January 13, 2013
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Tipping is optional, but in Las Vegas feels as if it's mandatory. When we visit the bank, we always ask for singles for tips. Valet, cocktail waitresses, dealers, front desk attendants, bellmen, waiters/waitresses, concierge, maids and room service are just a few of the people expecting a tip at a casino.
As a gambler, this writer always tries to make sure that he tips dealers. On a craps come out roll, there is often a Two Way YO thrown out just to show the dealers that we know what we're doing. Craps can get crazy and this helps to motivate the dealers to keep an eye on our action. Many tippers believe in tipping as karma. Treat the dealers well and, hopefully, they'll return the kindness. A smile doesn't always do the trick at the tables.
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The other month we, and several other diners in Vegas, were in an uproar over the
ridiculous unusual water fee at the Border Grill restaurant inside the Mandalay Bay. But, now we've discovered two more ridiculous unusual fees when dining out in Vegas, both of which affects the final number on your bill.
A VegasChatter reader tipped us off to the 21 percent gratuity added to parties of six or more at Jose Andres' China Poblano inside the Cosmopolitan. Now, normally, gratuity is 18 percent, but what's really unusual about the China Poblano gratuity is the breakdown.
Our reader found out that 18 percent of the tip goes to the staff, but the extra three percent goes directly to the restaurant for "training and incentives." It's not exactly a diabolical move yet we don't think we've ever heard of this before. And, considering that China Poblano is a casual dining restaurant, why the need for 21 over 18 percent? Tsk, tsk.