A Guide To Slot Etiquette

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If you’re considering a trip to your local casino, or perhaps a big trip to Las Vegas, then a play on the slots will always provide a thrill.

However, while they are among the simplest casino games to play, there are lots of things to consider when it comes to etiquette.

Below you’ll find all you need to know about the dos and don’ts of playing slot machines…

Playing Multiple Machines

Many people like to enjoy playing multiple slot machines, it’s the offline equivalent of playing multi-spin slots, and while it’s perfectly acceptable to do this, you should only do so at particular times.

Playing multiple machines is much better suited to playing during quieter periods when there are plenty of machines free.

During busier times when there’s higher demand for machines you should limit your play to just one machine to ensure everyone gets a chance to play.

Don’t Take A Chair If You’re Not Playing

There are tons of chairs around casinos but those by the slots are generally designated to the machines and people playing them.

If you essentially sit on a chair by a machine but don’t play, you’re taking that chair out of action and ultimately preventing other players from enjoying that slot.

If you’re cheering on a friend, ensure you aren’t taking up another gaming space and allow players to enjoy the slot beside you.

Leaving Club Cards in a Machine

One of the biggest bad habits slot players have is leaving their players card in a machine to signal they are still playing the slot. Alternatively, people have a habit of leaving coats on chairs etc.

This shouldn’t be a reservation on a slot and if another player wants to play the machine while you aren’t occupying it, there should be nothing stopping them.

Tipping at Slots

Across casinos you’ll find tipping is popular, particularly in the USA, but slots are a little different. Table games you will tip the croupier much more regularly than at slots as ultimately a member of staff isn’t required for you to play slots.

Where you will tip staff while at a slot is when you are served a drink. As well as this, most slot payouts will be in credits with them then exchanged for real money. In these cases it is good slot etiquette to give a tip to the slot attendant, particularly if it’s a big jackpot.

What you’ll often find is people will tip £20 for a £1,000, but ultimately it is up to you and what you believe is right for you and your bankroll.

Respecting Other Players

One of the most important things you can do by the slots, and indeed any casino setting is to respect the players around you.

Be as friendly as possible. All players are there to win and have fun, so if you treat people right you will be almost guaranteed to have a good time and even make new friends.

The main disputes come from being in other people’s space, so do remember the tips mentioned above which will help keep everything running smoothly.

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