I always find it difficult to tip dealers after I lose (which is most of the time). The last time I was in a casino playing Blackjack, I decided to "pre-tip" the dealer a dollar. The first 6 deck shoe was profitable (up about $25). So I decided to "pre-tip" as the dealer shuffled the next shoe.
During the game, there was a time when the dealer had a ten showing, and therefore knew the second card because they always need to look for potential blackjacks. I had a five, and was pausing what to do, and she did not really give me a chance to take a card, and I took that as assistance that she had a "bust card" (which she did). I ended up winning a hand, I probably would have lost.
I will probably continue to pre-tip dealers because it can be profitable (at least in certain games), and also makes the dealers friendlier.
I highly recommend joining every Player's Club you can find, they offer so many extra benefits, and if you're going to gamble anyways, why not earn something even if you lose? I found it easy to get comps for free meals and some free merchandise as well.
Fondest memory: 5AM at the Craps table in the Hooters Hotel & Casino. Just me & a few other rollers taking the House for a stroll. Don't forget to place bets for the Dealers, they'll help you out as much as possible.
Favorite thing: The Sports Book at Caesars Palace is a sports fans dream come true. I was there recently on a Sunday for the NFL games. They have a wall of huge tv's. I was able to watch 7 games at once!! Plus I sat at the Video Poker game so I was able to play that during halftime/commercials!! It was awesome.
Leave! Give yourself a time/money limit and run with the coins if you clean up! Run! Run!
Fondest memory: I was so glad that they have those handiwipes all over the place. I admit that I took a few with me.
Fondest memory: My first ever progressive jackpot, back in 1997, at The Stratosphere, on the Sizzling Sevens $1 slots.
Fondest memory: My second jackpot followed a few days later. At this time the Stratosphere used to take your photo (on a polaroid) and also give you a t-shirt to commemorate your win.
Fondest memory: Another progressive followed a day later. My son also had three progressives during our stay. This has been the only time I have left Las Vegas showing a profit!!