So here are some tips, not only to keep you from getting sick from your visit to the casino, but also from physically getting hurt at the casino.
1. If you have breathing problems, casinos are providing more and more smoke-free areas. Both Plainridge Park and MGM Springfield are completely smoke-free. Twin River Casino, in Lincoln RI, has their entire 2nd floor smoke-free. Tiverton Casino and both CT tribal casinos have non-smoking areas, and each have a non-smoking casino – Hall of the Lost Tribes at Mohegan Sun and Rainmaker Casino at Foxwoods.
2. WASH YOUR HANDS!!! as much as possible. Take hand sanitizer for those long plays, or hand sprays that will help clean your hands after playing at the tables and machines. Think of the following happening – coughing, sneezing, tapping and wiping machine glass… and then, you come along. Guess who’s going to commune with previous players DNA? So, WASH YOUR HANDS.
4. When walking, stay off your cell phone. You might as well be in a maze blindfolded.
5. Be aware of maintenance staff around you trying to keep the casino clean and running. Vacuum cords, unleveled carpet, audio visual equipment, and carts of food, glass-ware and garbage that could run you over.
6. Beware of non-rug surfaces – the combination of free drinks, wait staff, and players causes spills. Many accidents happen concerning high polished marble, mopping without warning, melting ice, slippery stairs, and escalators.
7. Many kids and adults are hurt every year when their parents don’t supervise their kids or leave them unattended. Please don’t put your kids in harm’s way – safety first. Meanwhile, watch out for those little rascals – they know not what they’re doing.
And did I say WASH YOUR HANDS?!
Stay healthy out there!