Sunday, March 11, 2012

E-9: Tipping your Dealer

If the dealer is being friendly and dealing the game efficiently then you should definitely tip, regardless if you’re winning or losing

The average starting base wage for a dealer is only $5.50 ($11,500 per year)

 Tip Sharing:

*Most casinos require their dealers to share their tips. At the end of each shift a dealer tip take is counted. If their tips aren’t up to standard, other dealers and the pit boss will pressure them to put in more effort as it affects their salary.  

*Stops slum tables forming .The dealer at a $5 table will earn the same as the guy at the $100 table.

 How to Tip:

Ask the dealer how they prefer to be tipped

*Pass chips across the table.
*Place a bet for the dealer

Benefits to tipping:

*Creates a good table atmosphere
*The dealer will ensure you are comped/rated correctly.
*The dealer will keep an eye out for the cocktail waitress

How much to tip:

10-15% of your buy in, is a fair amount
(This is personal preference)

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