Being a Casino Host Has It’s Down Side

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Eli Segall of the Las Vegas Sun wrote a great article as told from the perspective of an actual host. Being a casino host sounds like a job that should be fun and include a high-level charm and celebrity touch.  According to Mr. Segall, it seems more like being a high-paid adult babysitter. Being a Casino Host Has Its Down Side. Let’s take a look at the clientele casino hosts “take care of:”

About High Rollers

The people hosts serve, such as High Rollers, tend to gamble more and more as they continue to lose. In my opinion, it’s due to the arrogance and denial of house advantage boxed together with a pretty bow with directions to GA. It’s too bad hosts still have to take care of their gambling problem since their job depends on it.

Many of these whales also have a sense of entitlement unrivaled by a group of middle school students. Everyone wants what they think is coming to them….and more!

Bad Tippers Acting Badly

The people hosts serve don’t tip very well. First of all, I understood that tipping a host was inappropriate from the casino’s point of view, but I stand corrected. Cash, as well as gifts, are acceptable. Some have actually asked for their cash tip back due to bullet #1 – wow!

The people casino hosts serve often behave badly. Frequently, players can act violently towards dealers, pit bosses, security, and, yes, the hosts themselves. Usually, hosts get told by their client’s bad manners by the phone instead of in person, and then the host has to make it all better. It’s like babysitting, but with adults.


After reading the article, I can say glamour is not the reason to be a host. It’s hard work to deal with unruly, entitled adults. I have so much more respect and understanding for hosts. Maybe we all should try realizing the host you randomly contact may have other people he/she is taking care of – probably a whale behaving badly.

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That’s all for now.


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Robin Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. In 2013, he created NETimeGambling com. The mission was to provide a resource for recreational gamblers visiting New England’s expanding casino market events. We offer trip reports, gambling tips, casino promotions, entertainment, and more for those visiting our nine casinos. NETG also provides general gambling tips for those recreational gamblers inside and outside the northeast.

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