Dana White’s Vegas tipping habits ‘changed lives’

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Las Vegas Review Journal piece about UFC President Dana White cutting ties with the Palms touched on White’s outsized tipping habits. The Palms had been the traditional home of the “Ultimate Fighter Live Finale.”

One of the Palms’ biggest gamblers since it opened 11 years ago, White’s tipping habits were legendary.

“He changed people’s lives,” said one of the sources.

Dealers and wait staff were among the hardest hit by White’s departure. During one two-month hot streak, White tipped dealers more than $100,000, sources confirmed.

“Anytime he came in, we knew it was a big payday,” a Palms employee said.

A regular at N9NE Steakhouse, White routinely ran up dinner tabs of $15,000-$20,000 and tossed in $10,000 tips. That happened three or four or times a week, the sources said.

“He rarely accepted comps, not just at the Palms but all over Vegas,” one source said.

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The piece said White severed ties with the Palms after his credit line was cut in half. UGer CindyO asked White what was behind the story, and it turns out the credit limit was imposed not for losing too much, but for winning too big.

From: CindyO
Member Since: 2/10/06
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I asked DW what happened and he said it was because he kicked their asses by winning BIG a few times within a short period of time so they chopped his limit (he’s aggressive in his bets) in half. This isn’t the first casino that has done this to him and I doubt it’ll be the last.