Las Vegas Tipping
Going to Las Vegas, means using tipping guide
lines. They will make your stay more enjoyable. In Vegas a lot of people
such as waitresses and bartenders earn their living by giving good
service, and of course they expect tips in return. Always keep in mind
you do not have to tip for bad service.
Las Vegas Tipping Etiquette
Keep in mind that all of the below are just tipping
guide lines for Las Vegas. If somebody acts mean and grouchy, as if it
is a big favor to serve you, take that into consideration when leaving a
gratuity. On the other hand if somebody is pleasant and helpful donít
hesitate to reward that person with a nice tip.
Las Vegas Tipping
Cocktail waitresses Tip $1 to $2 per
round for small groups.
More for larger parties.
Concierge They can get you hard to
get show tickets and make dinner reservations. Tip $5 to $20.
Dealers Tipping a dealer will not make you win a bet. But he can help by explaining the rules and making sure your chips are correctly placed. Tips should be from $1 and up and given from time to time or at the end of a session. You can give the tip between hands or place a bet, saying itís for the dealer. Most people do not tip if they are losing.
Bingo / Keno If playing for a long
time a $1 or $2 tip every so often is a good idea.
Change clerk If your cup is getting full a few
coins are suggested.
MaÓtre d' This is the person who can get you good seats at a
nightclub or dinner show. A $10 to $20 tip is expected. If you donít tip the worst that can happen is that you will stand in line.
Food Servers Tip like you do the
waiters and waitresses at home, 15-20% of the bill. If there is a very expensive bottle
of wine you donít have to include it in
Room service When they bring food to
your room or anything else, you should think 15-20%.
Bellmen / Skycaps The standard tip is $1 per
bag or suitcase. $2-$3 total is fine if you have many bags.
Taxi drivers 10% to 15% of the fare
is a good standard tip.
Limo drivers 20% is a good standard tip.
Hotel desk clerks If you get a free
upgrade to a better room a $10 gratuity is reasonable.
Valet parking attendants $2 or $3 when you
get in your car. Figure $20 if you want you want your car left in front of the hotel.
Maids The usual tip is $1 or $2 per
day. If you are going to stay for more than two or three days, it is
best to leave the gratuity in the room each day as very often a new maid
may be assigned to clean.
Checkroom Attendants $1 per
garment is standard.
Hairdressers and Barbers 15% to 20% based on the quality
of service provided.
Pools persons A $1 or $2 tip for good service is
Showroom Server Depending on the
service you get, $5-$10 for a group of 2-4 is expected with a
drinks/cocktails-only show. $10-$20 if it includes dinner.