Tipping is an arbitrary decision, and the amount to be given depends on the discretion of the tipper. However, tipping has nowadays become a social obligation whenever you are being served in a restaurant. But it is quite different when you are in the casino.
Remember that the casino has a house advantage that is willing to take your money. However, dealers are a different story. They are trained to handle the game to ensure fairness and enjoyment. Obviously, the money that they receive when you lose does not go into their pockets; they get the same monthly paycheck like you do. Most dealers get low salary and hugely rely on nightly tips.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that you should tip casino dealers all the time. In fact there might be ill-mannered or incompetent casino dealers that you might encounter while playing. On the other hand, there are really good dealers who ensure you of enjoyment. There are some who play slowly so that beginners could catch up, and there are some who choose to be quiet for the let’s-get-down-to-business players. There are dealers who are friendly, remind you to take odds or even place your bet on the roulette table (if you can’t reach it yourself). In short, it is advised to tip the casino dealers who recognize your needs while playing.
As soon as you are inclined to do so, one way to tip the dealer is to give them the money directly. This can be done by discreetly handing them the bill before you leave the table.
Still, another fun way to tip the casino dealer is to give them something to bet. For example, as you sit by the blackjack table, place another bet next to yours, and tell the dealer that the bet is for him or her. If the dealer wins, he or she gets the winnings, and the original bet.
Giving the casino dealer a portion of your bet is another way of tipping. Tell the casino dealer that he can take a dollar of every five dollars’ worth of winnings. This way, the dealer feels some excitement and feel like he or she is part of the game. It might even relax the dealer while performing the routine job.
Casino dealers are monthly compensated by the house, but this doesn’t mean that they do not deserve any tip at all. In fact, …