What About Those Gratuities?
While visiting Las Vegas you will no doubt feel the need to tip a service worker or staff. No one really likes to talk about money, but everyone needs to be in the know so you receive good service. Sometimes a small tip can go a long way for not only receiving good service (and dissuading poor service), but also for good staff to guest relationships.
Not getting good service? Perhaps you should’ve given a small tip. I once heard that if someone was a poor tipper, no tipper, or rude upon check in then the bell hops would mark a person’s luggage with a chalk mark to warn other staff members. Could be an urban legend, however I am sure that coworkers have a way of communicating that outsiders don’t understand. Moving on…
How much is expected? Who do I tip? Am I supposed to tip this person?
Never fear, below is the basic tipping guide from the Las Vegas tourism board as it relates to your next visit to Vegas. I hope you find it helpful.
Las Vegans are here to serve you. If you’re pleased with the service you receive, a small tip is customary.
- A tip of 15 to 20 percent is the norm when food or drink is served.
- Hotel personnel – $1 to $2 a bag is customary.
- Dealers and slot attendants – a small bet is the standard reward.
- Showroom maitre d’s – for venues without assigned seating, a tip of $5 to $20 will ensure desired seating.
- Taxi drivers/tour guides – taxi drivers usually receive $1 to $2; tour guides receive $1 to $2 per person.
- Valet – $2 is the usual tip.
- Maid – a $2 tip per day is customary.
Until next time…
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