Poker etiquette and tipping

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Poker Etiquette and Tipping

What are some things (etiquette) you learned playing as a regular and how much do you tip? Who do you tip and whatever else you can think of :)

I am a good tipper, just curious some advice to tipping. Sounds simple enough, but would love to hear details for anything you can think of on the subjects.

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I would say most people (in the UK) tip around 5-10% when they win a hand.

I am very unconventional... I will not tip in the game. Personally I like to tip 10% of my profits at the end of a session at the cash desk.

I get weird looks at the table, but inside I know I am probably (hopefully) going to double my stack at some point, so every chip counts in that situation.

Just another way to look at things :)
 
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I tip whatever makes sense to tip the dealer depending on the pot.

If I happen to win a $200 pot, I would probably tip $15 to $25 for example.
 
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When a table breaks I like to tip the dealer and ask them to draw my card for me.

I typically tip $1 to $2 per hand I win.
 
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This sounds like for cash games? I had no idea how to tip or even if I should tip. I have however never played live in a casino in any card game
 
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I have thought about the same question. I guess you can just look around and see how much others are tipping. I usually play 1-2 cash and tip anywhere between 1-5$, maybe 10 or 15 occasionally. However 5-10% of your winnings is alot to me. Maybe if you're just having fun or playing recreationally.
 
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In US cash games, $1 per hand is standard for pros at low to mid stakes- more if you win a big pot or if the dealer is really good. I personally tip more to a dealer who is really quick and keeps the game moving in a fun, yet professional way....having some humor helps too :) In my opinion, if they are going out of their way to make the game more enjoyable (without slowing it down), then they should be rewarded for that. :)
 
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Of course I have never played in a casino. But tell me please, why should I, who honestly won money, give money to a dealer who does his job?
 
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Of course I have never played in a casino. But tell me please, why should I, who honestly won money, give money to a dealer who does his job?
For the most part the economics does not make sense in USA, in other words the hourly wage for most employees is not enough for them to get by per month. That isn’t all employees but many. I am too new to the live poker scene to know what to do exactly. For instance where I live in Austin, we hold F1 (Formula 1 racing) and the elitist most wealthiest people of the world come to hang out and socialize and watch the race. The service industry gets frustrated because they (they visitors) do not understand the tipping culture for the most part because where they are from the employee hourly wage covers their expenses. Example: Guy pulls up in a rented Maserati at say JW Marriott or Four seasons and does not tip the valet driver. You saw and heard of a lot of stories like that. Or waitstaff would not get tipped at the end of a multiple hundred dollar bill (although min gratuity is added, it’s not enough to justify their work waiting on that big of a tab)

In other words if your in America and someone is servicing you, there is a very good chance their wage does not cover their expenses. There is a whole lot of variance, anything from waiters making only $2.15hr to say the guy driving the shuttle at the airport making $12-15hr.

I still tip people that do a basic job (if servicing me), if they do a great job I tip even more. I never tip a rude person, they simply need to work on their service on a basic level if rude. What is weird though is in America we don’t tip fast food workers, but tip baristas at Starbucks. It’s all confusing when you think about it because they are essentially doing the same service lol

Hope that helps from my perspective being around service industry situations in USA.

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When I played my last tournament in Las Vegas I asked how much do I tip? And all the players (many who were well off) were confused and they said they don’t tip…and I saw why and that’s because the dealers rotated so fast, there must of been 10 different dealers…I can’t tip 10 dealers lol When I cashed out I wanted to tip but …who?! So the tipping works different per game, and it is very different for cash games then tournaments. I’m certain the dealers are making enough per hour to justify their work because the amount of people buying in tournaments covers a decent wage.

But for instance in Austin there is only a couple dealers per smaller tournament, so at the start of the tournament you tip the dealer, called dealer appreciation and get some extra chips. Then I suppose if you cash out you then tip the last dealer? Not sure, haven’t cashed out locally. I did tip the front desk that entered me in the tournament because they serviced me with kindness. Here in Austin their is big tip jars everywhere and usually have some creative comment or funny phrase on the big bowl with cash already in it to get you motivated to tip lol
 
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I generally only play $1/$2 or $1/$3 live. I tip according to the final result. If I raise and just win the blinds or if I bet the flop and everyone folds the pot is too little to consider tipping. If the pot is medium sized I will tip $1. If the pot is large I will tip $2. If the pot went all-in and for 100bb stacks I will tip $5.
 
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