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    So here in the St Louis area, gambling is legal on the IL side of the river. Got a local out for FanDuel and DraftKings.

    Iíve always wondered how much of a tip is common and reasonable for your ticket writer?

    When I go back to cash I try to find the same person; but if itís a new person (to you that day) do you tip them less than you would for the original winning ticket writer?

    How much is typical? When I win several hundred I feel obligated to tip a $20. Had a 3k gainer yesterday and tipped $100 to the guy who wrote the tickets.

    Need some help here, I used to work for tips and have door dashed in between jobs recently so definitely feel for people who rely on tips.

    Thoughts?

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    I would not tip one goddamn dime itís cutting into the hold too

    They donít do anything for you go fuk themselves

    Only losers tip trying to feel important with empty pockets

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    Eh... I don't think NOT tipping at a book is inappropriate.

    They have a built in edge, it's not like the writer is offering you advice or 50/50 roll

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    The tip was you gave them business. Never heard of tipping a book.

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    Gimper next time just tell him "don't eat yellow snow". That is a tip everyone can appreciate.

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    Kid your hamburger

    Youíre trying to be a big shot and everybody told me your nickname in your neighborhood is empty pockets best of luck pal tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Kid your hamburger

    You’re trying to be a big shot and everybody told me your nickname in your neighborhood is empty pockets best of luck pal tonight

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    i only tip table dealers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Kid your hamburger

    Youíre trying to be a big shot and everybody told me your nickname in your neighborhood is empty pockets best of luck pal tonight


    Iíve never been to Vegas so donít have a frame of reference. Just trying to figure out whatís common for others.

    There is a guy who owns a dealership here in the St Louis area who is a Vegas regular (made a fortune off the Blues Stanley Cup run) whoís made more in the last month than you have in your entire life - says that only true broke dikk scum bags donít tip at the books.

    I guess he was talking about you.
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    Never ever tip a clerk

    You got to be really stupid to do that

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    lol wtf

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    Saw the weather girl from my local news today. Gave her a tip and thanked her for bringing us the weather every night on the local news
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    Most of them are also compulsive gamblerís

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Kid your hamburger

    You’re trying to be a big shot and everybody told me your nickname in your neighborhood is empty pockets best of luck pal tonight
    JJ on a roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Most of them are also compulsive gambler’s
    Weather girls?

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    Sixers up by 19 and still have embed in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Kid your hamburger

    You’re trying to be a big shot and everybody told me your nickname in your neighborhood is empty pockets best of luck pal tonight

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    You guys got it all wrong.

    Depends the book.


    Southpoint I always tip 5/10 or 20


    What comes with that tip is a stack of free drink tickets!

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    Mike clerks root for you too loose

    The more the book wins some supervisor kicks them back tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Mike clerks root for you too loose

    The more the book wins some supervisor kicks them back tips
    Really.

    Tip the guys well

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Mike clerks root for you too loose

    The more the book wins some supervisor kicks them back tips
    Lol

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    All of the writers split the tips so when you tip, that single writer only gets a small fraction of the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    All of the writers split the tips so when you tip, that single writer only gets a small fraction of the tip.
    Correct!

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    fuk writers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimike View Post
    You guys got it all wrong.

    Depends the book.


    Southpoint I always tip 5/10 or 20


    What comes with that tip is a stack of free drink tickets!
    Totally agree. The fellas as Rampart give me a stack of drinks every single time.

    JJ, do you even tip at restaurants or are you still hiding from Covid?

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    Where is ďThe GeneralĒ?! Doesnít he write more tickets than anyone in the history of sports?

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    Yeah. Seriously, you need to think about this. I'll start w/ a few ideas:

    1) I think most servers who deal w/ me would consider me to be a generous tipper. OK, what goes into that?

    For starters, I'm not a bdf. If $$ was much tighter, those tips would dry up.

    Also, I tip on a scale tied to quality svc. If I see that someone goes out of their way for me, I'll be tipping > industry standard. Conversely, a slack job is going to get less.

    2) Sports-betting is different. It's not a DISCRETIONARY transaction. You need to factor in the tip as an expense against your net +/-$.

    It's a SMALL-margin game. The dollar-figures you list above are way too high. Are YOU that good that you hit 60% vs -110? Are YOU that good that churn a +10% ROI? Do you have a printing press in your basement?

    Sports-betting tips should be SMALL, and I do mean small. Like $1 or $2 on $1000 action. Seasoned clerks know that beverage-coupon game. They offer you "drink-ticket"...and you slide em a buck or two.

    If you make a BIG score, you can tip a little extra on payout. Especially if it's a clerk that you know you'll be working with again.

    3) FINALLY, some clerks will never be happy. They have no concept of money. They think you should be bleeding.

    Not YOUR problem. Tip what YOU want. If it's an ungrateful clerk, give them nothing, it's their life.

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    If I tip a ticket writer it's the change on the bet. It depends on a number of factors but usually ticket writers are the saltiest people on the earth and I don't feel the need to do anything for them.
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    Gauchy
    You finally said something right here

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Gauchy
    You finally said something right here
    Lol a broken clock is right twice a day

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    Have you ever been sitting in a sportsbook watching a game? Listen to the ticket-writers talk about a player leaves.

    It's hilarious to listen after a player just hit a big score. It's as if the writer was a 50/50 partner on the play. No, your risk is proportional to your contribution (which is zero).

    Guy hits a nice score. "Can't even give me FIVE or TEN bucks."

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    Ticket writers walk across the street to the other book and place their own bets. Degenerates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Yeah. Seriously, you need to think about this. I'll start w/ a few ideas:

    1) I think most servers who deal w/ me would consider me to be a generous tipper. OK, what goes into that?

    For starters, I'm not a bdf. If $$ was much tighter, those tips would dry up.

    Also, I tip on a scale tied to quality svc. If I see that someone goes out of their way for me, I'll be tipping > industry standard. Conversely, a slack job is going to get less.

    2) Sports-betting is different. It's not a DISCRETIONARY transaction. You need to factor in the tip as an expense against your net +/-$.

    It's a SMALL-margin game. The dollar-figures you list above are way too high. Are YOU that good that you hit 60% vs -110? Are YOU that good that churn a +10% ROI? Do you have a printing press in your basement?

    Sports-betting tips should be SMALL, and I do mean small. Like $1 or $2 on $1000 action. Seasoned clerks know that beverage-coupon game. They offer you "drink-ticket"...and you slide em a buck or two.

    If you make a BIG score, you can tip a little extra on payout. Especially if it's a clerk that you know you'll be working with again.

    3) FINALLY, some clerks will never be happy. They have no concept of money. They think you should be bleeding.

    Not YOUR problem. Tip what YOU want. If it's an ungrateful clerk, give them nothing, it's their life.
    This

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    Coach, what about the mens room attendant? What is an appropriate tip for him? Guy sits in there for a shift watching people take a leak, listening to people fartin' and gruntin' in the stalls then hands them a paper towel if they choose to wash their hands. You lived in Vegas for a while, how did you deal with those encounters?

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    I love jerk off the tip at the blackjack tables to

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