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How to improve your casino etiquette on your next vacation

For those that have never visited a land-based casino, they can be pretty confusing places being large with open rooms full of people who appear to know exactly what they are doing.

You might find yourself wandering around feeling rather lost as the casino security cameras watch your every movement as do the casino security guards, with the dealers, croupiers, and the pit bosses seeming to be the same. Of course, there are no signs or announcements, or even the odd tour guide to help newcomers and guide them in the rules of the casino.

However, we are going to put that right here and now so you will at least have some idea that you are doing the right thing.

Firstly, and although it might seem obvious you must be of age to gamble and that depends on which country you live in, so do check that you are of the legal age limit. In the US if you were playing on a slot machine with a child by your side you would soon be approached by a security guard and asked to leave. On the other hand, if you walked through a casino with a youngster and never stopped to play then you would be okay.

Other Things to Remember


  • When you go to play at your local casino remember that your personal electronic items are usually frowned upon. Items such as cell phones are not allowed to be used whilst you are sitting at a casino table, besides that the walls are pretty thick in most casinos and block reception so you would probably have to walk outside to get a dial tone.
  • Another handy tip to remember is that casinos are usually pretty camera-shy although they are not as strict as they used to be on the ‘no taking photographs’ rule. This can be attributed to gambling no longer being seen as something that should be hidden away and is now an accepted mainstream pastime. If you are wanting to take a couple of photographs to mark your visit then it would be a good idea to ask one of the security guards if it is allowed.
  • For those that smoke casinos used to be a haven but that has changed so it is best to find out if you are a smoker where and when you are allowed to light up.
  • Remember to keep an eye on your personal property even though the casino will try to protect its patrons the sheer volume of traffic and other distractions can overwhelm them at times. You are not likely to be mugged but remember there are those that are opportunists so keep an eye on your belongings and your chips need to be left on the table if you happen to need the bathroom.

Visiting a land-based casino in 2021 can be tricky as travel restrictions are still in place but luckily, there are other options available with online casinos like enjoying increased traffic as they provide a whole host of online games including slots, table, and card games, instant games, and live games* all in a safe and totally secure environment.

*Live online casino games are about as close as you can possibly get to being inside a brick-and-mortar casino from the comfort of your own home. Games are played in real-time and are hosted by a real live human dealer and are streamed from a land-based venue.

When taking part in the live online casino games chat is possible too via the live chat feature on your screen so players are able to congratulate, commiserate and chat with the dealer too in between games.

Fast, furious, and full of live casino action these games are well worth setting a little of your bankroll aside to try when you are up for a change of pace and scenery – and you never know – it might just be your lucky day!

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