The luxurious world of casino can be a daunting place. We’ve all seen the films where tux-clad high-rollers lay down thousands before losing and walking away like it was pocket money.
It’s a taste of the high-life and let’s face it, something we’d all love to experience once.
What that means though is doing it properly. We’re talking the Monte Carlo Casino or a table at the Bellagio. And with those there are a number of do’s and don’ts.
Casino etiquette is something that’s always in the back of your mind, and perhaps half the reason why people shy away from a spin of the wheel, they simply don’t know how to act.
However, it really is pretty straight forward, particularly if you follow these simple steps…
Know What You’re Doing
It’s all well and good having a pull on the one arm bandit in an Ancient Egypt themed resort in Vegas, but being able to talk the talk in a more civilised casino environment is a must. Naturally, you don’t have to be an expert but knowing the basics should be a given.
A good way to do this is practice. Playing casino games is more accessible than ever before thanks to the internet and most casino sites these days will offer no deposit free spins anyway, so you won’t even have to spend a penny to find your bearings with it.
They’re usually a fairly accurate portrayal of what you’d find in a real life casino and learning your craft online before hitting the casinos is generally the standard way to learn these days.
Dress For The Occasion
Most classy establishments will have a dress code, particularly if you’re playing in the evening, so make sure you follow those to a tee.
This will almost always at least require smart trousers, a shirt and shoes, while some will even require a dinner jacket. It’s always nice to play smart anyway, as it really does transport you to the movies.
Keep Your Smartphone In Your Pocket
While it may feel like a big deal and you want to take pictures, casino floors are not the place for selfies.
Keep your phone in your pocket, and turn it off or onto silent while you’re playing. Games such as poker and blackjack require concentration and you don’t want to put yourself off or other players.
It’s considered extremely bad etiquette to be on a smartphone while in the casino, although it is acceptable to take a call or a message in bar areas and foyers. A croupier will normally ask you to switch your mobile off when at the table. In a nutshell, do as they say.