Just in case you hadn't noticed, at most live casinos you can tip the dealers.
It's a pretty simple thing to do...just pop a chip in the tip slot...or 'Karma Bank' as I like to think if it.
Give a little and the universe pays you back with interest - or so the Dalai Lama says.
But one thing I do wonder, is whether the tips you give online go to:
- the dealer you're tipping, or
- into a general pool that is then divided according to some kind of casino rule?
In 2006 Wynn Las Vegas instituted a policy that forced their dealers to share 20% of their tips with casino management. Not surprisingly the 700 or so effected dealers got together and and took their boss to court...an appeal decision is still pending on whether this is legal.
Now Caesars Entertainment have decided to do the same thing. So if you throw a $100 chip to the dealer that has looked after you during your session, some of it is going to make its way into the pockets of Caesars' CFO, CIO, CEO etc.
The full article for those interested:
And if any live (online) dealers pop by feel free to let us know whether YOU are getting our donations to the Karma Bank or if you have to share them.