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Wayne Tj

Football Pools - Tipping the House

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This past Sunday night I won $20,000 ($200 winner take all) in the Giants football pool at the local sports bar. I tipped the owner $2,000 and thought that was adequate, but I got vibes that he wasn't happy and expected more.



 



What is a customary for these pools? I've never won more than $5,000 in the past and 10% was appreciated.


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you gave the guy 2k for doing absolutely nothing besides not picking the right teams/scores/pool winning whatevers? and he was upset? **** him.

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I would of bought him a drink and thought that was enough :confused: When you sports bet in casino's you don't tip anything unless you want to ;) The hell with him this bet is bringing in business to the place he ought to feel lucky that he is getting the business :shock:

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I get the impression that this place runs pools and expects tips to supplement the bars income. I'm not sure, but I suspect that the bartenders get a cut of the tip based on the number of boxes they sell. When I got paid, I went into the owners office to get the cash and he had spreadsheets of all the pools for that night and the Super Bowl in a spreadsheet with who sold what and when. Some of the Super Bowl pools are $1,000 a box and guys pay them off over the course of the season. This is no mom and pop operation the way this guy runs the pools.


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I have won two very large super bowl pools and have always gave 10 percent and the bars were very happy with that. All the guy is doing is drawing up a grid on a pice of oaktag and holding the money. If he's not happy with 10 percent tell him to go screw himself

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I still think 10% is fair, mom and pop or not.

 

The pools at my friend's place used to take 10% off the top for the house.

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For those that think it's just drawing the boxes and picking the numbers, there's more to it - especially for the large pools where they are holding other peoples money. There are risks that he may lose the money (robbery, fire, etc.) and have to pay out from his own pocket. That risk requires compensation.


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I have just contacted the IRS. They will be visiting both you and the establishment. I will be collecting a reward from the IRS for turning in tax cheats which I will gladly pay taxes on. :p

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Wayne first off congrats man thats a nice piece of change (hope you thanked the GIANTS ;)) As far as what you gave him , i feel is more than adequate,. I tended bar for a number of years and i would be happy if i got anything... Give me 2k and i'll be very happy>> Here's my addy 170- ;)..

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10% is perfect. That was more than enough... Bad enough we have to feel bad about winning 5050's at charitable events... (and yes we all donate the winnings back to the charity) but now we have to feel guilty about only giving 2 G's on a 20k win? wow... That bar has some ballz... You should've told him if he wasn't happy with that, perhaps he'd be happy with nothing? wow

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20 G is not that hard to manage really... yes there is a risk involved with holding that much money... There were some NCAA pools on staten island(Jody's) that brought in over 1 million in cash at $10.00 an entry... Now that's tought to handle...

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