Slot Machine & VP Etiquette – Final Part

The Final Chapter……
I hope you enjoyed this series. The fact is there are many things anyone should be aware of when visiting a casino. Each game has it’s own set of rules and expectations. It’s important to be knowledgeable, considerate and aware. I hope this has been helpful. And now… the final chapter in the series of
Casino Etiquette.

  • Slot machine etiquette teaches that you should never touch the slot machine of another player. You should also not lean on their chair or shoulder as this motion could cause them to jerk and hit the wrong button.
  • Slot machine etiquette allows a person to play two slot machines that are right next to each other as long as the casino is not overly crowded. There will be times in which people are waiting to sit down that a slot attendant might ask a player playing two slot machines to end one of their sessions.
  • Slot machine etiquette frowns on those people that pound the buttons on a slot machine rapidly for good luck. Also, many casinos will frown on this since this wears the slot machines out over time. Plus, this is just distracting to other players around.
  • If you are going to watch a person play a slot machine, do not sit in the chair next to them unless you plan on playing yourself. This takes a seat away from someone else. Slot attendants will usually be quick to ask you to please move. This is a true no-no of slot machine etiquette.
  • Understand the rules before you sit down. Is the slot machine progressive? Is it a community game involving other players? How do you get the bonus(es)? Take time to watch the game from afar or how about this – check the menu and actually read the game rules and pay table! Don’t be lazy and expect others to teach you on their time.
  • As an act of courtesy, you must not leave the slot machine reserved for several minutes. Get back to the machine immediately.
  • Playing multiple slot machines or video poker machines simultaneously is not encouraged whether the casino is crowded or not. But, it is more tolerated when the casino isn’t busy. Besides, it does not improve your odds to play more than one machine at a time. Give someone else a chance to play.
  • There are times that some players have forgotten their players card within the slot machine. When you found this out, it is a practice that you must put the card on the top of the machine where the previous player can easily see and get the forgotten card.
  • Slot machine etiquette frowns on those people that pound the buttons on a slot machine rapidly for good luck. Also, many casinos will frown on this since this wears the slot machines out over time. Plus, this is just distracting to other players around.
  • Do not watch others play over their shoulder if they do not know you, that’s just creepy !!!! In small casinos it seems to be accepted to do that once your money runs out…just wander over and watch a total stranger play. Like I said – CREEPY!!

Well, that’s all from this soapbox. That basically covers it. Bottom line is have fun, but not at somebody else’s expense.

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