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Old 01-24-08, 11:08 AM
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How often and how much should you tip the poker dealer?

Heading to Vegas in the summer, at low stakes does frequent tipping significantly effect your winnings?
Old 01-24-08, 12:59 PM
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Yes. But if you're playing low stakes, it's really all about having a good time anyway, right? Tip the dealer a buck or two on a big win. It's how they make their living.

That being said, if I'm ever having just a terrible session, I might be more inclined not to. That's more about my mood than anything though.
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If the pot is under about $15, I tip a buck. If the pot is over $15, I'll tip $2 or more, depending on the size. Most I ever tipped was about $5, because it was a huge hand.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
If the pot is under about $15, I tip a buck. If the pot is over $15, I'll tip $2 or more, depending on the size. Most I ever tipped was about $5, because it was a huge hand.
I do something like:
$100 = $3

I might have tipped $5 once or twice, but I don't remember. When I got table share of a jackpot, though, I tipped the dealer $75 (the table share was $1,075 each). She was really friendly and she was hot.
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Really, even if the pot is $99 you still tip two bucks? Seems like at the higher stakes you play, the tip amounts would be higher.
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Really, even if the pot is $99 you still tip two bucks? Seems like at the higher stakes you play, the tip amounts would be higher.
Most people do it that way. Though if you think about it, the size of the stakes doesn't really impact the work the dealer puts in.
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So, in essence, I'm a good tipper and you guys are cheap asses.
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Originally Posted by namja
When I got table share of a jackpot, though, I tipped the dealer $75 (the table share was $1,075 each). She was really friendly and she was hot.
And then she took your $75 and went home and fucked her boyfriend 7 times that night! yay!

I play low stakes so I just tip $1 for a pot >$30 or so and $2 for anything higher.

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