How To Thank/Compensate A Casino Host

I have been coming to Las Vegas at least 2 times a year since 1976. I had a wonderful Casino Host for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, she passed away.

During our time, we would bring her different things from NC, as she was a NC native. My dilemma now is what, how do we compensate our present host? Is money appropriate, gifts, what? Please enlighten me.


Dan Savage

Ted Responds:

Money is not and hosts are usually prohibited from taking it (keeps you from bribing them).

If you don’t really know your host that well or know much about them, a modest ($20-40 depending on how much interaction and your level of play) basic gift is thoughtful. Pen set, flower and candy basket, something similar like that.

If you know them a little bit and can tailor the gift to them, even better. Maybe they enjoy fine cigars or a certain brand of candy (or liquor) or have a hobby or interest of some kind. But always something general (nothing personal like perfume/cologne).

Bringing something from your area would add a special touch to it even if the host isn’t from North Carolina. As you can imagine, they get quite a few tokens of appreciation and something unique always stands out.

Ted Newkirk
CEO, Managing Editor

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