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    https://www.timesunion.com/news/arti...r-15954534.php

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    This was nice of him, but unnecessary. $1.1 million isn't like a billion. It's gone before you know it.

    Tipping for huge jackpots is awkward because many staff feel entitled, and will talk shit about you if you tip a few hundred bucks, as if they deserved more for handing you paperwork and a check. I'd rather tip zero than give a tip which is scoffed at. I'm not sure what I'd tip on a $1.1m jackpot, or if I'd tip at all (because of the concern that they would look down upon any reasonable tip I'd give).

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    1.1 mil is a very nice hit, not massive like it would have been 20-25 years ago, but sizeable nonetheless. You are put in a awkward position regardless of what you do. You tip 200$-300$(which I would do being honest about it) you get scolded(not worth it). You give 50k(absurd) your a chump. I couldn't fathom even giving 1k for such a scenario. It comes down simply that it's not justified to do so. It's a combination of analyzing what this situation justifies and the valuation of money. When it's all said and done I give 0, less hassle and headache. I believe there are many people in this camp, they are just to afraid to admit it.

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    $0.00 tip. But then again, I wouldn't be betting on it in the first place.

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    Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    1.1 mil is a very nice hit, not massive like it would have been 20-25 years ago, but sizeable nonetheless. You are put in a awkward position regardless of what you do. You tip 200$-300$(which I would do being honest about it) you get scolded(not worth it). You give 50k(absurd) your a chump. I couldn't fathom even giving 1k for such a scenario. It comes down simply that it's not justified to do so. It's a combination of analyzing what this situation justifies and the valuation of money. When it's all said and done I give 0, less hassle and headache. I believe there are many people in this camp, they are just to afraid to admit it.
    Yeah pretty much my exact thoughts on the matter.

    I would tip a few hundred if I knew they'd appreciate it, but I know I'd just get resentment and angry looks.
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    Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    1.1 mil is a very nice hit, not massive like it would have been 20-25 years ago, but sizeable nonetheless. You are put in a awkward position regardless of what you do. You tip 200$-300$(which I would do being honest about it) you get scolded(not worth it). You give 50k(absurd) your a chump. I couldn't fathom even giving 1k for such a scenario. It comes down simply that it's not justified to do so. It's a combination of analyzing what this situation justifies and the valuation of money. When it's all said and done I give 0, less hassle and headache. I believe there are many people in this camp, they are just to afraid to admit it.
    Yeah pretty much my exact thoughts on the matter.

    I would tip a few hundred if I knew they'd appreciate it, but I know I'd just get resentment and angry looks.

    I think you guys are missing the AP angle to this. However he leans, he's likely to get laid by a number of dealers in the days ahead. Having seen the street workers in AC, I think it's a good move.

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    not sure why anyone should care how they're perceived by tipping. the only views that matter are the suits that let you play. yes, i realize ac can't really 86 you but there are other countermeasures.

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    The entitledness of casino workers.

    99% of people lose, then when you finally get lucky and hit an extreme long shot where you are probably getting paid much less than you should actually be based on the odds of the long shot coming in, they expect a big tip, as if its their money, not yours, and as if they did you some kind of favor by dealing you a winning hand in a negative expectation game.

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    If an "appropriate tip" on a $20,000 video poker royal is $100, then an appropriate tip on a $1.1-million handpay is $5,500.

    I'd probably just give $5,000.

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    Originally Posted by AndrewG View Post
    If an "appropriate tip" on a $20,000 video poker royal is $100, then an appropriate tip on a $1.1-million handpay is $5,500.

    I'd probably just give $5,000.
    Not necessarily. This doesn't scale upwards. It's not a restaurant. They don't have some kind of entitlement to a percentage of your win.

    Think of grocery delivery services like Instacart. If I order a bunch of bulky but cheap stuff from Costco, I'm giving a high percentage tip, because it's a lot of effort for them, and the amount of money for my order isn't very high. However, if I order a few really expensive items which add up to $1000, I'm not giving them a $100 tip, even though it's only 10%. Why? Because the cost of the items shouldn't figure into this. They're simply getting items for me and bringing them, and I'm tipping them for their trouble.

    Pretty much the same thing here.
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    Actually, what amount to tip on a 7 figure (or even 6 figure) jackpot is a problem I would really like to have...........

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    I would ask the guy the reason that he didn't go the hundred thousand. I mean, blow the whistle. Ha.

    Anyway, what's the highest tip, ever, like offering ABBA a billion for a single performance, at the end of the last century?
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    An interesting story about one of the largest casino bets.

    William Lee Bergstrom (1951 February 4, 1985) commonly known as The Suitcase Man or Phantom Gambler, was a gambler and high roller known for placing the largest bet in casino gambling history at the time amounting to $777,000 ($2.41 million present day amount) at the Horseshoe Casino, which he won. Bergstrom returned to the Horseshoe three years later in 1984 and placed several additional bets, including a $1 million bet ($2.46 million present day value) which he lost. This bet remains as one of the largest bets ever placed against a casino.

    On September 24, 1980 Bergstrom arrived at Binion's Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with two suitcases: one containing $777,000 in cash, the other empty. Benny Binion had a policy of honoring a bet of any size if it is the player's first bet placed at the casino. Bergstrom, who remained anonymous at the time, placed the full amount on a single bet of dice which he won. Bergstrom bet the Don't Pass line. The shooter established a point of six then sevens out two rolls later resulting in a $777,000 profit for Bergstrom. Binion helped Bergstrom stack his winning into the empty suitcase, which Bergstrom took and disappeared.

    Bergstrom disappeared for three and a half years before returning on March 24, 1984 to place a $538,000 bet again on a single roll of dice. He won again, took his mother to a Willie Nelson show, and won an additional $117,000 on three more craps bets. Then, on November 16 he returned and placed a $1,000,000 bet with a suitcase filled with $550,000 in cash, $140,000 in gold Krugerrands, and $310,000 in cashier's checks. Again, Bergstrom bet the Don't Pass, however the shooter threw a winner seven on the come out roll resulting in a $1,000,000 loss for Bergstrom.

    According to Ted Binion, Bergstrom had borrowed most of the money for the first bet and intended to commit suicide if he lost. Instead, he won and traveled the world for several years before returning in 1984.

    Bergstrom never recovered from his million dollar loss and committed suicide on February 4, 1985, by swallowing pills. The reason for his suicide remains unknown. Friends and family believed that he was not broke at the time of his death and still had $647,000.

    His note suggested his suicide was triggered by a breakup with a man 10 years his junior.
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    This one's for you, Bosox, for a rainy day. Note the two 1's. "Craps", by "snake eyes". Ha.


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    Every one, and everyone, supposedly, knows it all. Yet, no thing, nor nothing, is really and actually known and understood by any one, or anyone.

    In gambling, the biggest suckers are the ones who think that they are beating the house. It always wins, unless it lets you win, to give you an even worse beating.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsa6ojQcYXQ


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    The guy doesn't get paid in cash on the spot does he? All I saw was a picture of one of those giant checks. I doubt he's got 50 g's in his wallet so how's he supposed to give those chumps anything.
    Take off that stupid mask you big baby.

  16. #16
    Originally Posted by quahaug View Post
    The guy doesn't get paid in cash on the spot does he? All I saw was a picture of one of those giant checks. I doubt he's got 50 g's in his wallet so how's he supposed to give those chumps anything.
    On big jackpots they don’t have to be all cash or all check. They can split it however you want. Probably just had them pop $50k out for the Tip. If the big check is is showing the full amount without the $50k deduct, thats probably just for the publicity photo. They likely gave him a regular sized check minus the $50k tip, but he would get a tax form for the full win including the tip.

    My guess, I could be wrong.

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    I'd love to take one of those big checks into the bank to cash. It would never fit in the ATM!
    Take off that stupid mask you big baby.

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