Las Vegas is service-oriented and known as a big tipping town. But how do you know who to tip, when, and what to tip? Perhaps the better question might be, who do you NOT tip? While many places already have the gratuity included, it doesn't always work that way in Vegas. The going rate is 15-20% of your bill before taxes. For smaller expenditures, like a $5 beer, it is still customary to leave a dollar or two for the service. Keep in mind what you tip is entirely up to you; however, the simple formula is that the better tip, the better the service.
Some of the service people you will encounter during your stay in Sin City are as follows
Are the folks who do curbside check-in for the airport. This is a huge convenience because it allows you to avoid the long check-in lines inside the airport. A tip of at least $5.00 is standard.
Always take care of the person handling your luggage, whether delivered to your room or held for you at the bell desk. A standard tip is $1-$3 per bag, or even a flat $5 will be appreciated.
Bottle Service "Handshake"
XS Nightclub was the inventor of the Las Vegas Bottle Service "Handshake." This club was in such high demand that you had to "shake" the VIP hosts to get a table. The "shake" to the podium is for location, express entry, and a specific or better table. A "shake" can also help with a lower minimum spend for bottle service. When someone refers to the "shake," that means they tip on top of your table minimum and the tip, tax, and venue fee you will be paying. (The "shake" or "handshake" to the podium goes into the host's tip pool).
Casino hosts can give their clients comps for meals, rooms, and other hotel amenities. The gratuity should be based on the size of the hookup.
During check-in, you might be able to upgrade your room for little to no extra charge. Be sure to ask if they have anything available before you slide $20 across the counter. But if you book through our services, it's unlikely you will need to stop by the concierge desk, but if you do, and they can provide helpful information or a good hookup somewhere in town, be sure to give them a small tip as thanks.
The maids are among the lowest-paid jobs in the hotels and the lowest gratuity earners. Two to five dollars per standard room per night, or more if you really messed up the room, will put a big smile on these hard-working employees, and they will go the extra mile to ensure your room is extra clean and stocked generously with towels and amenities.
Independent VIP Hosts
Independent Hosting is our business, so we might be a bit biased. Our job is to help you plan, organize, and execute your itinerary. If you are happy with our services, we will not turn down a token of your appreciation, but, and this is a big but, you are in no way obligated, nor would we ever ask for one!
Limo/Party Bus Drivers
For those getting FREE limo rides on our strip club packages, these drivers fight through the crazy Vegas traffic to make sure they arrive on time to pick you up, so a $5-$10 tip is greatly appreciated!
No one likes using a gross and disgusting restroom, and these attendants keep them clean. They also supply mints, gum, hairspray, deodorant, colognes, and other items you can use to freshen up, and often they have cigarettes to sell.
Definitely a kind gesture to tip the room service attendant for bringing food to your room. Even if you don't have any cash, you can charge the gratuity to your hotel bill.
Street People, a.k.a. Street Hustlers
After spending a year working on the Las Vegas Strip and on Fremont Street, you see the same people over and over again, and you start to become friendly with some of these "entrepreneurs" who are hustling every day trying to make a living, sometimes dressed in costumes in 120-degree heat. They work hard to make your stroll down the Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas more entertaining. Some might say they are homeless or bums, but this is how most make their living, so if you find them entertaining and want a picture, a good tip ranges between $2 to $5.
Strip Club Dancers
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Atmosphere models are sexy, professional models and great "party starters." These Vegas girls know how to mix, mingle, socialize, and adapt to any occasion. Vegas party girls are hired to add beauty, fun, and excitement to the atmosphere for social gatherings, party buses, in-suite parties, convention booths, private events, bottle service tables, cabanas, and bungalows at a dayclub or nightclub, and more. Bachelor Vegas has an extensive portfolio of stunning atmosphere models in all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.
If you like to gamble and you hit a hot streak, it's customary to tip your dealer for dealing you a winning hand. A 10% tip is appreciated, but if you are extremely happy with your win and feeling extra generous, by all means, tip more!
Las Vegas Tour guides work hard, often with multiple groups in one day and sometimes in extreme heat conditions, so if you find them entertaining and enjoy the tour, please add a 15% to 20% tip to the overall cost of the tour.
Airport shuttles, rideshares, and taxi drivers should be tipped, especially if you require assistance and help with your luggage.
When it comes to "free" or "complimentary" services like Valet, tip at least $5 for them taking care of your car. If you are gratuity savvy, you know that a little extra gratuity will typically get your car positioned closer to the exit; therefore, you might be leaving a little quicker than the hordes of people waiting in line for their car! If you want to be treated like a VIP, you need to act like a VIP! That's how it works in Vegas!
A VIP Host at the clubs will ensure you and your group are taken care of from beginning to end, whether arranging limousines, scoring hard-to-get tickets or personally introducing you to your cocktail server. These specially trained hosts work hard to ensure their guests are treated to the VIP experience. Tip them immediately and expect to give them between $75 to $100 dollars, but when they go above and beyond, some have tipped in the thousands.
To include cocktail servers, restaurant servers, bartenders, and bussers – please tip appropriately, at least 20%. There may be some venues that impose an automatic gratuity, especially Las Vegas nightclubs and Vegas Pool Parties, so be sure to review your final bill carefully if you don't want to tip twice or tip twice if you are feeling generous and the staff outdid themselves on your service. Regarding the bussers, their jobs are labor intensive, hauling the big buckets of ice, refilling your mixers, and doing all the little things, that most likely go unnoticed to make your bottle service a 5-star experience.
While they don't expect anything, a small tip on the side will let them know their efforts aren't going unnoticed!
Sidebar: If you don't like waiting in long lines at the bar, tip the bartender well; they love good tippers! Make sure you budget at least $2.00 per drink or even 15% of your running tab. While this may sound steep, remember you are not only tipping for their service but for your convenience, and it may get you an occasional shot or drink on the house at these Las Vegas drinking establishments.
The beautiful and scantily clad cocktail servers at the clubs and bars want you to enjoy your experience. Tip her $1 to $5 per drink, and she will make sure you don't have to wait to reorder. If you are playing the machines in the casino, your drinks are free, so if you keep tipping, the cocktail server will keep coming back to check on you!
What Happens if I Don't Tip?
Technically, nothing; it's not a crime if you don't leave a tip, just bad manners, but any repeat business will likely result in subpar service – and no information spreads faster amongst service staff than rude people or bad tippers.
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Brian Pfeiffer’s Comment on Tipping in Las Vegas
You might be wondering why you should tip someone for doing their job. It never hurts to spread kindness and show someone how much you appreciate their service, especially if they exceeded your expectations. You know that old saying, "what you give out, you get back," and who doesn't appreciate a little extra incentive! Tipping is a way of saying "thank you."
Remember, when it comes to tipping, there are a couple of basic rules, and while it's already been stated above, it bears repeating. What you tip is your prerogative, but the better tip, the better the service! Not only are you tipping someone as a token of appreciation for their service, but you are also tipping for your convenience and to make your experience better. Always take care of the people handling your food and beverage, your car, your room, and your baggage. In other words, take care of the people who are taking care of you.
Pro Tip: the most experienced travelers will have a stack of small bills to tip; it makes things much more convenient for you!
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