Common slot machine etiquette

Haven’t you ever wondered if there was any etiquette, or things you are supposed to do while you are playing the slot machines? Sure we have all heard of casino etiquette but are there certain things that one should do when playing the slot machines?

Most people who play Slot Machines or Video Poker don’t take the time to think about etiquette, and respecting the other slot players out there.

Basic etiquette

First off we will talk about some basic etiquette concerning coin cups on handles or coin cups on the seat. If you were to find a coin cup somewhere in front of a machine that usually means that someone is still sitting and playing there. They might have taken a bathroom break, a cigarette break (if the casino doesn’t allow smoking), gone to the bathroom, or went to go get change. This is also the same if someone placed there jacket on the seat; it basically means the same thing.

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It is the proper thing to acknowledge that, and move on to another machine that is currently available. If you are not the one who is holding the seat then you should not be playing on that machine, do the proper thing and move on to the next, or you could possibly wait till that one opens if you really want to.

If you are the one holding the seat while you run to the bathroom you could do the above mentioned etiquette or you could ask an attendant in the area to watch your seat for you. If you do want to have an attendant to watch your seat for you it is common etiquette to tip them for there time.

Multiple slots

Next we move on to etiquette for when you are playing on multiple slot machines. Some of the players who play the slot machines at the casino like to play more then one of the machines at one time. They basically feel the need to play as quickly as possible, and on multiple machines at the same time.

It is common etiquette to refrain from using multiple machines when the casino and or the Slot Machine area of the casino are busy. Since you will be taking up more then one slot machine it is best to only use one during this time so that others can also use the machines as well.

Some casinos will even have a sign that states you should only use one machine during these times if you forget, and they get too busy. The same thing occurs when the slot player has a companion with them who is sitting in the spot next to the person who is playing the slot machine.

Another common etiquette is if the last player left there card in the machine you are supposed to kindly put it up on the top of the machine, and the person that left it will soon realize they did and come back for it. Smoking is a controversial subject. If you have to smoke, and the casino that you are allows you to smoke on its game floor, then please make sure the others around you aren’t bothered by your smoke.

Now you know some basic Slot Machine etiquette that you can use the next time you go to the casinos. If you practice it the people around you might start practicing it too which will make the environment better.