Tipping in Las Vegas

November 5, 2012

Las Vegas isn’t fooling anyone when it comes to prices for food and drink. It’s a tourist town tried and true; the economy relies on people coming and spending money which they should do, they are on vacation after all! There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but things aren’t going to cost what they cost in your hometown. Still, you get a lot for you money in terms of quality and service no matter where you’re spending it.

No matter where you go in Las Vegas, you’re going to be met with service workers and of course everyone who works at the city’s wonderful and plentiful casinos. There are all sorts of jobs in Las Vegas that require tipping, from taxi drivers and concierge workers to room service staff and cocktail workers. These people are a part of the great atmosphere of service and fun in Las Vegas. They work hard so that you don’t have to do anything but gamble and enjoy your time in one of the most entertaining cities in the world.

When it comes to tipping, there are a few general rules for what you should tip and who you should tip. Let’s get to the numbers.

For Bellmen, expect to tip $1 a bag and of course additional tip is acceptable, especially if they go out of their way to help you.

The workers you’ll most interact with if you’re a casino person are the dealers. Dealers can make a table fun, enjoyable, and hopefully a winning one. You should tip them between hands every now and then from $1 to however generous you feel like being.

Taxi drivers are indispensable in Las Vegas. They can get you from point A to point B in a jiffy. If you travel in a group you can really cut costs, but don’t cut the driver out. Be sure to tip about 15% of the fare.

Food and Room service employees deserve the same sort of tip as taxi drivers: 10-15%. Do not tip if the gratuity is included, of course!

Of course, you’ll run into many people who might deserve or expect tips while on vacation in Las Vegas. If you don’t know whether to tip or not, it’s perfectly acceptable to simply ask in a kind manner!

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