10 Unwritten Rules of Casino Etiquette

10 Unwritten Rules of Casino Etiquette

Casinos have a lot of rules. Although the list is not entirely comprised of rules, it will give you an idea of what to expect on the casino floor.

Each member of staff at the casino is familiar with new guests and will politely explain what to do if anything goes wrong.

1. Keep your phone in your pocket

All of the capabilities built into the little computer in your pocket are the greatest threat to casino game protection.
It can be used to count cards or to capture the dealer’s hole-card.

It can be used to indicate which cards have been dealt, and an accomplice can then use the computer to tell how to play your hand. This can all happen while you are apparently in a phone conversation.

Recent apps have used your phone’s video capabilities in order to predict where a Roulette ball might land.

It is important to note that most casinos won’t allow you to use your phone while you are at the tables.
Don’t be surprised if someone asks you to stop filming while you play slots.

Although every casino may have different views on phone usage, it is possible for someone to come along and explain the expectations of each casino.

Listen to their instructions and follow them.

2. Don’t drink too much

Almost half of the casinos offer complimentary alcoholic beverages. Complementary does not mean that you get a buffet of beers and shots as a complimentary service.

Cocktail servers perform predetermined rounds through the casino and pass by each table or slot approximately every 20-30 minutes.

You may need to wait so long to order your drink. You will not get your drink faster than the dealer or floor person.

Only one drink is allowed at a given time

Before you are served another drink, you must finish any alcohol you have. If you are found to be intoxicated, either the cocktail server or other casino staff will call the beverage manager for an assessment.

If they feel you are getting tired, you will be asked to leave.

Gambling is not allowed if you drink too much.

Here’s a general rule: Your good time is overrated if it takes away from the enjoyment of another guest.

3. Be sure to properly cash out and buy in

Each table and slot will clearly display the minimum and maximum bets. It is usually displayed on a placard or a sign at the table.

Wait for the hand to be completed. Then, pass your money towards the dealer and they’ll give you casino chips.

While the dealer might ask you which denomination chips you’d like, in most cases they will just give you the amount they believe is appropriate for the game.

The dealer should be watching the players, not making changes. Do not colour until you are done.

Once you are ready to go, wait until the end of the hand and then push your chips towards the dealer.

Don’t force them to join the betting circle. Do not worry about sorting or stacking them. The dealer will do it much faster than you.

These higher-value chips will be taken to the cage and exchanged for currency.

You will find the cashier in the corner of the exit. This is usually to allow you ample time to think about putting some of the winnings on another table or in slots.

4. Do not forget the basics of game rules and procedures

You must be seated at the table for most casino table games.

It is all about the cameras getting the best coverage of the cards being dealt. It is impossible to monitor the cards if you are standing with your back against the camera.

Most Blackjack and some carnival games found in NetBet Casino are played face-up.

Do not touch the cards if they are not placed in front of you or are dealt on the layout.

You may be able to pick up the cards if they are dealt to you. You can only play one hand at blackjack, and some carnival games.

If in doubt, ask your dealer.

Handheld blackjack games allow you to ask for a hit by gently scratching the corner of your cards near your bet. Signal to stay by placing your cards slightly below your bet and tucking them down.

If you are playing blackjack and would like to split, double or fold your bets, simply flip your cards face-up. The dealer will then know what you need. Keep your cards in front of the dealer and do not cover your bet.

Face-up blackjack is where you can ask for a hit simply by scratching your finger. Stay is a horizontal wave in your hand. Splitting or double means pointing with only two fingers.

5. Set a loss Limit

It is important to know what you can afford before you sit down at the table.

To make sure they don’t lose any money, some people bring only that amount. Others have the strength to keep going after they lose whatever limit they set.

Both are fine, provided you agree to the agreed-upon limit.

You won’t lose anything during the first few hours of your gambling session and you will be able to continue enjoying your trip, even if you lose.

It helps you keep your emotions under control and acts as a circuit breaker when you want to continue spending money on the layout, no matter what the outcome.

10 Unwritten Rules of Casino Etiquette

6. Do not tell others how to play

Tell other players not to tell them how to play their hands as much as possible.

The rules allow players to choose their cards, and although not all dealers may enforce them, it is a good rule. Ask for advice and if you don’t have it, just play your cards.

7. Don’t Upset Superstitious Players

It appears that it is the cash hitting the table and not a new player giving in chips to the dealer, which causes all this bad luck.

Aside from using the Lord’s name in vain, it is also important to say the exact word “seven” at a dice table.

A common rookie mistake is to put your hands in front of the dice. When the stickman says “dice are out”, immediately remove your hands from the layout.

If the dice hits your hands, it is possible that others will never play with you again.

It is possible to take a hot shooter out of their “zone” by touching or talking to them.

To avoid a glare or worse, wait until the shooter is done shooting before you ask a question.

Pay attention to the dealer and follow these rules. Soon, you’ll be making other players uncomfortable by talking about jinxes or shouting “watch your hand!”

8. Do not put your stuff on the tables

Casinos have many rules, as I said at the beginning. Keep in mind, besides the most important ones that we have already discussed:

There will be no purses, wallets, or bags on the table. They can block your view of the sky, hide items, or get in the way.
Keep your drinks in the provided cupholders. Don’t dangle your drinks on dice. There is a shelf below the rail that can hold drinks. Management may close the table if there is one spilt drink. You don’t want your company to ruin everyone’s fun.

9. Follow the dress code

Many casinos in the US are very open to dress codes.

However, if you are playing on a cruise ship or in another nation, there will be a dress code on the casino floor.

It is possible to call ahead or search on the website. It will usually be posted at the main entrance.

Be prepared to give a more thorough inspection if you plan on going to a club or restaurant while you are out.

Baggy clothing and sports jerseys are also out. Sometimes, T-shirts and jeans may also be exempted.

It’s always, always better not to be underdressed than overdressed.

10. Remember to tip

The minimum wage is usually lower than what the front-of-house staff at American casinos make.

They rely on tips to feed their families.

This is true for almost all casino staff, from porters to slot attendants, and they also earn less than the minimum wage.

Although customer service representatives will do everything possible to ensure that you have a good time, a thoughtful gratuity can help you feel appreciated.

Author: Gus Barge

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