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Old 02-05-2018, 03:42 PM
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I have been participating in a $100 a square Super Bowl for the past couple of years.

This particular pool pays on every score change after the extra points are tallied.

It pays the the right score $500 and the reverse of that score $250. I bought two squares and hit for $500 with a 9 and 2 box (worst combo ever).

Anyway, I just got a text from the lady running the pool asking how much I wanted to get paid out of my winnings and did I want give her a tip!!

I understand running these pools is a pain in the azz, I ran three of them at the party I was at last night. I never do it for my personal gain and would never ask for a tip.

I regularly tip out the dealers when we are in Vegas playing whatever but this is their jobs.

Anyway would love to hear thoughts from the THT crowd.

One note, I do not know this person personally, she is a friend of a friend.
Showed the text to my wife and she asked if I got tipped out last year when I didn't win anything, good point
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Response. I didn't know it was April 1st yet. Do you need a loan?
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Gotta pay the vig.

A 50 wouldn’t kill ya.

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They asked, ballsy of them IMO. That said around here it's common practice to drop 10% to the person running the pool.
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If she is a low earne I would throw her 20.
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If they want to get paid for running the pot then they should set that up into it to start out with.
the person running the pot should be up front about it and gets a percentage, not wanting winners to tip what they feel like.

but then they may get more from the tips than the % if the winners feel good about it

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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
If they want to get paid for running the pot then they should set that up into it to start out with.
the person running the pot should be up front about it and gets a percentage, not wanting winners to tip what they feel like.

but then they may get more from the tips than the % if the winners feel good about it
In some states that makes the person running the show the house and subject to arrest. hence the tip part.
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So the total to be paid out must've been around 10k? Does it take $1000 worth of effort to run a box pool? Not in my world.
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If it pays out 250 + 250 + 500 + 500 = 1500
And 2 squares are required to make a game then wouldn't she already be making at least a hundo?
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was it a 100% pay out, should have been up front about it but i guess i would give something if it was 100% pay out, now sure how the payout works but 100 squares = 10,000.00 so i assume there is more then 20 winners, if everybody gave 20 it would be 400 + tip which i would think that would be a pretty good tip
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
If they want to get paid for running the pot then they should set that up into it to start out with.
the person running the pot should be up front about it and gets a percentage, not wanting winners to tip what they feel like.

but then they may get more from the tips than the % if the winners feel good about it
My feeling as well, there is $10k in the kitty, I wouldn't have a problem with her skimming 10% of the top.
It's just the way the text was worded that has thrown me for a loop. I hate being strong armed on anything.
I will throw her a 50 and call it a day
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
In some states that makes the person running the show the house and subject to arrest. hence the tip part.
This, no skimming... 10% is customary. Running boxes is more work than people think..
place by me takes 6k off the top on 500.00 boxes. Pretty risky.
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My feeling as well, there is $10k in the kitty, I wouldn't have a problem with her skimming 10% of the top.
It's just the way the text was worded that has thrown me for a loop. I hate being strong armed on anything.
I will throw her a 50 and call it a day
I'll throw in 10 if she posts her pic.
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Lol...this is ThT, where the list of tip recipients never ceases to amaze me.

The garbage man
The mail man
The banker
The meter reader
Line cook #2 at McDonald's...
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If they want money they should state it up front and take a portion from the pool.
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Just saying here, that tip absolutely places your little SB party Box game not a whole different category. Just like a previous post said. Don't get jammed up over this.
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
I have been participating in a $100 a square Super Bowl for the past couple of years.

This particular pool pays on every score change after the extra points are tallied.

It pays the the right score $500 and the reverse of that score $250. I bought two squares and hit for $500 with a 9 and 2 box (worst combo ever).

Anyway, I just got a text from the lady running the pool asking how much I wanted to get paid out of my winnings and did I want give her a tip!!

I understand running these pools is a pain in the azz, I ran three of them at the party I was at last night. I never do it for my personal gain and would never ask for a tip.

I regularly tip out the dealers when we are in Vegas playing whatever but this is their jobs.

Anyway would love to hear thoughts from the THT crowd.

One note, I do not know this person personally, she is a friend of a friend.
Showed the text to my wife and she asked if I got tipped out last year when I didn't win anything, good point
I'd tell her I want $500. If there was going to be a fee, be upfront. If it's too much of a PITA, don't do it.
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Originally Posted by moneyeater View Post
was it a 100% pay out, should have been up front about it but i guess i would give something if it was 100% pay out, now sure how the payout works but 100 squares = 10,000.00 so i assume there is more then 20 winners, if everybody gave 20 it would be 400 + tip which i would think that would be a pretty good tip
Don't know how many winners there were last night but there were a lot of score changes so that means a lot winners.
If there was money left in the pot at the end of the game then the box winner with the final score gets the balance.

It's a fun pool and makes the game very exciting throughout as opposed to waiting for the end of the quarter for a winner.
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Giving a tip to the person running the pool is pretty much standard practice. What's weird is her asking for it.
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If it's a 100% payout board then yes slip her 10%. If not 100% then no. Congratulations on winning, I never win chit!

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