Originally Posted by Johnny Too Bad
OK so a miracle happened. I got a royal flush at my local card room a few days ago. It was a 1-2 NL game. The pot was about $250. $100 of that was my input.I had checked the turn after making a king high straight and the button shoved for my last $40. I gleefully called and watched in amazement as the dealer rivered me the ace of hearts for the royal. My first ever in live play. Yippee!!!
The bonus high hand payout was $500. Nice collect.
My question is: How much should I toke the dealer? I usually toke $1 for an average pot or $2 if the pot is big. I never said I was a generous tipper, the dealers love me for my personallity.
How much do you toke?
Firstly, nice win!
I just have to say though because this bit made me cringe a little. Of course the dealers love you if you tip them, they have a job to be nice to you regardless but if you tip, they are bound to want you to think they like you more Don't kid yourself sonny jim that they love ya or even like ya (I'm not saying you don't have a nice personality either) I'm just saying and don't want this to come across as like I'm a knobhead or anything BUT....try to keep yourself level headed and look outside of the box in future where money and people are concerned when it comes to thinking your genuinely liked.
I know because I know a couple of dealers myself so know how it works but in a way (obviously completely different in terms of a dealer) they are like prostitutes in the sense of making you feel special, they earn money + extra money if they feel they can single one out to make them feel extra special, they will if it gives them that little extra.
I'm not saying all are like that by the way, but it's standard I guess, just like in a cafe/hotel and a waitress is paying you extra attention or making you feel comfortable.
Just treat them all the same and tip how much you are comfortable with tipping but don't feel the need to tip extra if you feel they are "loving you" for your personality.