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July 12, 2010

Labor Board Sides w/ Wynn - Tip Pooling is Legal

Posted by Hunter

Way back in 2006, Wynn Las Vegas bucked a long standing casino trend and decided to split casino dealers tips with their supervisors.

Since then, it has been the subject of much ink and several trips through various parts of the legal system. Today, the Nevada Labor Commissioner has spoken: no state laws were violated.

How long until other properties start to do this? Harrah's has already asserted their right to do this at Caesars, despite the fact they also say they're not planning to do so.

This is a big milestone in this case and a major setback for those fighting it. Expect appeals though, this isn't over.


Read archived comments (4 so far)
July 12, 2010 6:15 PM Posted by BrianFey

Oh Leonard....where are you? I sent him a email. Only long time readers will understand this. :)

July 12, 2010 6:42 PM Posted by detroit1051

Leonard was the first person I thought of when I read this. Let us know if you hear from him.

July 12, 2010 8:14 PM Posted by Brian Fey

Oh, I already have. SOS, he says it ain't over yet. Blah, blah, blah...

July 13, 2010 2:27 PM Posted by parchedearth

After reading the opinion, there is no way this is going to be overturned. I don't blame the dealers for getting upset, but that doesn't mean they had a good legal case. I would be upset too if I lost out on 20% of my anticipated (but not guaranteed) income. I expect the Wynn model will be copied at every property within a couple years.