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    Does tipping get you less likely to get banned from casino?

    I've been on a good streak nowadays, for weeks everyday. I was wondering if tipping help you, or it is irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planisphere View Post
    I've been on a good streak nowadays, for weeks everyday. I was wondering if tipping help you, or it is irrelevant.

    What's the difference between a card counter and a canoe?

    A canoe tips once in a while!



    You most likely will get a variety of opinions (read: opinions!) on the matter.

    If your are a light red-chipper, I would imagine that tipping would be a killer on your overall win-rate. Green or black-chipper? Well, maybe it might buy you some time?

    Like everything you do: there comes a balance of risk and reward. If you feel that tipping helps your act, and you can afford it, then tipping may be a strategy you could employ. Also, take into account the magnitude of your tipping as well!

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    Tipping while playing can be extraordinarily expensive. I always thought leaving a tip when leaving was not only far cheaper, but doesn't look like you're trying to influence anything.
    "It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows." -Epictetus

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    I only tip at the end - proportionate to my winnings. But I guess tipping doesn't influence anything except earning gratitude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planisphere View Post
    I only tip at the end - proportionate to my winnings. But I guess tipping doesn't influence anything except earning gratitude
    Nope, it doesn't earn gratitude. It earns contempt. The dealer, the floor, the casino all hate you. They just don't know it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Nope, it doesn't earn gratitude. It earns contempt. The dealer, the floor, the casino all hate you. They just don't know it yet.
    huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Nope, it doesn't earn gratitude. It earns contempt. The dealer, the floor, the casino all hate you. They just don't know it yet.
    Your comments are questionable in the beginning, but certainly relevant in the end.

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    As with anything it depends. It can help with specific floor people, probably more likely with dual rates, but would help less than zero cost social skills or demographic factors beyond an individuals control. Also more likely at a place dealers keep their own tokes but you have to be careful to be calculated and not overtip, those dealers can smell blood.

    General rule, non tipping players not spreading their bets with the count are going to get to play, tipping players spreading their bets aggressively with the count the tips won’t make it look to surveillance or the shift manager that you’re not spreading with the count. So more often than not, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Your comments are questionable in the beginning, but certainly relevant in the end.
    Unless the dealers keep tokes, there's no amount that is going to make them happy. You tip a $1 and they scoff at it. That's my point on the first part. The OP thinks he has their gratitude, but the dealers are smiling while thinking "this cheap fuck made $150 on that last hand and gives me $1? Fuck him."

    I tipped the other day. I made a stupid playing decision (egregious, actually) and yelled "stop stop stop". He listened and I tipped him after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Unless the dealers keep tokes, there's no amount that is going to make them happy. You tip a $1 and they scoff at it. That's my point on the first part. The OP thinks he has their gratitude, but the dealers are smiling while thinking "this cheap fuck made $150 on that last hand and gives me $1? Fuck him."

    I tipped the other day. I made a stupid playing decision (egregious, actually) and yelled "stop stop stop". He listened and I tipped him after.
    Perfect response.

    have you ever seen BJ dealers playing at a neighboring casino? They all waaay over-tip, and expect you to do the same. For example, they will tip the 50% (or 20%) premium of a BJ.

    I almost never tip unless it's my local casino, and even then, never on a count game. The edge isn't high enough to throw money away that way.

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