- Tipping Guide
city of Las Vegas is an entertainment center for visiting
tourists and relies on tipping to keep the economy healthy.
The general rule of thumb says that when in doubt tip 15-20%
Bartenders - $1-$2 each time you are served a round
Bellmen - $1-$2 a bag is very customary. They can be
a valuable source of information while you are here. Check
with them for recommendations for shows, golf courses, or
directions to a specific location. They should also earn a
tip for service.
Buffet Food Servers - 75¢-$1 per person at your
table--more if they are helpful and get your drinks and refills
too. They are often overlooked for the GREAT service they
Change Persons - He/she can offer information on which
specific machine is likely to hit. If it does, then about
10% of your jackpot is customary.
Child care - Have you ever tried to keep kids occupied
while on a vacation? If so, then you will understand that
$2-5 for a couple of hours of sitting is appropriate.
Cocktail Waitresses - Most casinos offer FREE drinks
as long as you're gambling, so $1 or $2 every time she brings
you a round is appropriate.
Dealers - Customarily you can offer a tip while you
are winning or you may place a bet on the side for the dealer.
Who knows, this might bring you GOOD LUCK!
Poker Dealers - Customarily for each pot you win, offer
a friendly dealer $1 or more.
Doormen - $1-2 a bag is customary. Also, a $1 tip should
be given if they hail a cab for you.
Keno Writer/Runner - Tip $1-$2 during play and 10%-15%
if you are winning.
Limousine Driver - A 15-20% tip should be given depending
on the quality of service.
Maid/Housekeeper - $1-5 a day is sufficient, depending
on how messy your room has been. Turn down service would require
Masseuse/Masseur - 15-20% of service cost is customary
for this hard work---more if you've got "backne."
Pool Attendant - $1-2 for services, such as fetching
towels and chairs, providing information, etc.
Room Service - Customarily 15-20% is normal. Be aware,
however, that a number of hotels automatically add gratuities
to your room service bill. Ask when you place your order over
the phone or check your in-room menu.
Showroom Maitre d' - Several years ago there were no
reserved seats in any showroom. Today, though, many showrooms
have seating location numbers printed right on your ticket.
In this case, there is no real reason to tip the usher much
for that service. Only a few showrooms continue the maitre
d' system and $5-10 for a decent seat is normal. If you have
the option to choose your own table or to use a booth a $50-100
tip should be quite effective.
Skycap - $1-2 a bag is the usual amount for a tip.
Taxi Driver - $1-2 and change is OK with a total under
$10, above that about 15% would be appreciated.
Valet Parking - Parking is generally FREE at most Las
Vegas hotels. A $1-2 tip when your vehicle is retrieved is
Waiters and Waitresses - The custom is 15-20% if the
service has been good--more if the service was exceptional.