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NWR: Is this true about casinos?

My H seems to think that alcohol is served free in casinos in vegas, as you are spending so much to gamble.  this cant be true.... can it?
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    direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    It's true!  As long as you are gambling, cocktail waitresses will come by and serve you drinks.  Just make sure & tip them.! 
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    ginamarie1985ginamarie1985 member
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    Oh yes, it is true. One of the best parts of Vegas in my opinion. :)
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    edited December 2011

    Yep! As long as your sitting in front of a slot machine or at a table they bring you drinks! Just tip well in the beginning and they tend to bring your drinks faster :)

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    edited December 2011
    It is indeed "FREE." I say "free" because you are expected to tip, and it can take quite a while. And you can't wander around, you have to stay at your table or machine so your waitress can find you again. I ordered a drink while I was on a slot machine, and I lost $20 waiting for that drink. Normally after a few bucks, I'd move on to a different machine, but I wanted that drink! So after tip, that "free" drink cost me $22...

    But it's still pretty awesome.
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    mj1m3n3z714mj1m3n3z714 member
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    edited December 2011
    Haha I hate when that happens. When you just want to play a couple dollars but want a drink and they take forever and you can't just sit there and wander so you lose more money gambling lol. They do take forever. Go when there's less people :)
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    edited December 2011
    Yes!! It is true!! Im not a big gambler, but my FI is.. so I get on a penny machine and drink for free!!  
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    edited December 2011
    Oh hellz ya!!
    FI and I will sit at a penny slot and play for an hour on like 2 bucks and have 3-4 drinks. Just make sure you tip, or the cocktail waitresses will ingnore you (however, I don't know that for sure b/c I have never NOT tipped!)
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:e5f1080f-1d4b-4db2-836c-ddac8c41b6ce">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]It is indeed "FREE." I say "free" because you are expected to tip, and it can take quite a while. And you can't wander around, you have to stay at your table or machine so your waitress can find you again. I ordered a drink while I was on a slot machine, and I lost $20 waiting for that drink. Normally after a few bucks, I'd move on to a different machine, but I wanted that drink! So after tip, that "free" drink cost me $22... But it's still pretty awesome.
    Posted by Natrasha[/QUOTE]

    When that starts happening to me, I just scoot to the next machine over. That way I'm in the same area.


    ETA:
    OP - you can't wander up to a bar and get a free drink, you do have to be gambling either at a table or machine. However, many times in the casinos, you will see guys passing out cards (not to be confused with the guys on the street passing out the other type cards)and it'll have free club entry or 2-for-1 drink specials or ladies night promos (some places give ladies free shots or champagne).
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    aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    I've gotten grilled cheese before too...
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:1eb6c991-2def-43bb-be28-010d982b5b35">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : They're probably the same people who don't feed their guests who travel to a DW... just sayin'.
    Posted by direy25[/QUOTE]


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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    Join one of the players clubs and you can get all kinds of things from free buffets to free Subway to other comps. 

    Also, if you are playing a table game the booze comes much faster.  I'll often have 1 in hand and 1 on deck at the craps table.
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    oh, my heaven, that is the best news ive heard all day.

    i'm all about blackjack.  cant freakin' wait for free booze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    direy25direy25 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:e579f862-1c5e-4d77-bd44-265e0b5e8f1f">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]oh, my heaven, that is the best news ive heard all day. i'm all about blackjack.  cant freakin' wait for free booze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted by Calypso1977[/QUOTE]
    You'll definitely get served a lot of booze at the blackjack table!  :) 
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:e579f862-1c5e-4d77-bd44-265e0b5e8f1f">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]oh, my heaven, that is the best news ive heard all day. i'm all about blackjack.  cant freakin' wait for free booze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted by Calypso1977[/QUOTE]

    Also, be sure to tip your dealers well too.  They will get a cocktail waitress over to you if you are running dry if you have been taking care of them.

    Tips smooth the way almost everywhere in Vegas from the bellmen to the cabbies to the dealers to your waitresses. 
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    direy25direy25 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:ef900c7d-c2d1-4128-bcab-a85caf5cca1f">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : <strong>Also, be sure to tip your dealers well too. </strong> They will get a cocktail waitress over to you if you are running dry if you have been taking care of them. Tips smooth the way almost everywhere in Vegas from the bellmen to the cabbies to the dealers to your waitresses. 
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]
    Excellent point - I hate sitting at a table where nobody tips the dealer...this was one of the first things my mom taught me on our first trip to Vegas together... :)
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    How anyone does NOT tip is beyond me.  Granted, when I lose, I don't usually tip much but when we are winning we are putting hard way and pass line bets for the dealers the whole time.  Same with BJ, we'll play for them too.  One night a BJ dealer at the Cal easily made a $100 just playing with us and then we tipped out too.  The last time we were at the GN, our dealer was practically telling us what she had and we were tipping her very well. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:ef900c7d-c2d1-4128-bcab-a85caf5cca1f">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : Also, be sure to tip your dealers well too.  They will get a cocktail waitress over to you if you are running dry if you have been taking care of them. <strong>Tips smooth the way almost everywhere in Vegas from the bellmen to the cabbies to the dealers to your waitresses. </strong>
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]
    Truth.  I think we spent a good $200 in tips alone in 5 days in Vegas.  We were very well cared for, though.  Ever since I started reading Waiter Rant, I tip heavy.
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    edited December 2011
    "They're probably the same people who don't feed their guests who travel to a DW... just sayin'"

    HAAAA!! So true

    Though it varies slightly depending on where I am/what I'm playing/time of the day/how long I'll be there, I start by tipping my cocktail waitress $5 for the first drink. Then $2 for subsequent drinks, and $5 when I'm drinking my last drink, if service and drinks were good. I'm not a high roller, but good service is appreciated. Not tipping is a good way to be skipped over next time she comes around.

    Definitely budget for tips. Tip everyone. Even $1 for the guy getting you into a cab is classier than $0.
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:b3bb1a22-9ac0-440c-b40f-b35bf5cb7812">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : Truth.  I think we spent a good $200 in tips alone in 5 days in Vegas.  We were very well cared for, though.  Ever since I started reading Waiter Rant, I tip heavy.
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    NOTE TO PLANNING BRIDES:  Make sure you have a line item in your budget for tips:  limo/cab/shuttle drivers, bellmen, housekeeping, officiant, day of coordinator, djs, photogs, musicians, performers, concierge, etc.  Also, have a spending budget to cover your gambling, food and other tips.

    Did I miss anyone else that should get tipped?
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    direy25direy25 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:8bba7fec-cae6-4d63-a641-2fa7a8307554">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]How anyone does NOT tip is beyond me.  Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]
    They're probably the same people who don't feed their guests who travel to a DW... just sayin'.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:1eb6c991-2def-43bb-be28-010d982b5b35">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : They're probably the same people who don't feed their guests who travel to a DW... just sayin'.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : They're probably the same people who don't feed their guests who travel to a DW... just sayin'.
    Posted by direy25[/QUOTE]
    ROFL

    That $200 is just honeymoon tips, doesn't even count the wedding stuff.  We hadn't thought to stop for cash, but my brother paid us back for his airfare in cash, and we used that to cover our tips.  Otherwise, our wedding morning errands would have included a stop at the bank.  We probably overtipped (we usually gave the valets $5 each, I think we could have gotten away with a buck or two), but damned if we didn't get prompt and attentive service everywhere we went.
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    edited December 2011
    You ladies sound like a blast! I wish I could spend time in Vegas WITH YOU so I could learn all the good stuff :-)))) LOL
    I can't gamble and could hardly figure out how to play the slots (sucker, I know) BUT... first time I played I won 200 bucks! We drove directly to Neiman Marcus Last Call with my little happy load of free cash - HA!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:1eb6c991-2def-43bb-be28-010d982b5b35">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos? : They're probably the same people who don't feed their guests who travel to a DW... just sayin'.
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    edited December 2011

    Yes, be sure to tip. When we tipped the housekeeper at Caesars she about fell over thanking us.

    Toward the end of our week we ran out of cash and didn't get to tip one of the valet guys at The Signature.  When H told him he ran out of cash, the guy looked at us like we had 2 heads. I felt bad, but unless he wanted change, we were tapped. H told him he'd get him when we checked out and the guy got huffy and told him,  "don't worry about it dude."  Up to then I had done pretty well about budgeting tips in. 

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    edited December 2011
    See, I almost never use the valets at the hotels, so that never something I have to worry about budgeting for. I park in the parking garage when I arrive in Vegas and have one of these in my hand for the rest of the time:




    Yummy.

    But tip your bartenders and servers and tip them well. I can't even count how many times we've gotten free rounds just 'cause we stand at the bar, tip well, and chat up the bartenders.

    I've also been lucky enough never to have a cabbie try to longhaul me. They always have taken the back routes behind the casinos. So I arrive to my destination quickly and I tip them nicely for it.
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    zitiqueenzitiqueen member
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    Don't forget about the housekeepers! A few dollars on the sink every morning will make their day. Be sure to tip every day, not just on the last day for the whole trip. You could have a different housekeeper every day.
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    If you leave cash on the pillow, they will know it's for them.  Depending on the size of the room we live $2 to $5 a day for housekeeping.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_nwr-this-true-casinos?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:a37b12b2-e1f6-4a3c-83a0-ee06c485a6e8Post:fff51bbb-117c-4c23-8479-c2ba4b8557b4">Re: NWR: Is this true about casinos?</a>:
    [QUOTE]If you leave cash on the pillow, they will know it's for them.  Depending on the size of the room we live $2 to $5 a day for housekeeping.
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]

    Ditto this. If there is no envelope, I'll write HK on the hotel's paper and put the money under. $5 for suites, and in suite couples should add extra for the clean up after the reception.
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    edited December 2011
    Speaking about tipping, let me tell you a story from a few weeks back when I was there for two nights.  I came in and took a cab, I even told him which way to take and he ignores me and takes the long way (interstate) anyway, so that racks up a few extra dollars on the meter.  Now Vegas is about the only place I would ever take a cab from the airport so I don't remember that there's an airport surcharge on the right side of the meter and the number on the left that counts up should be added to that.  We get to the hotel and I was already kind of pissed about the long route but I was in a good mood because I was in Vegas so I tip him what would have been 20% anyway.

    Well I forgot about the surcharge so he's like the fare was $xyz.  I said what do you mean, it says whatever on the meter right there.  At this point the bellman is standing there.  He looks at the bellman and says in a really derogatory way "I guess this is his first time in Vegas".  So I give him enough to cover the fare and effectively about a one dollar tip and said "Yeah, my first time in Vegas, next time don't take the long way when someone tells you not to."

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