Things You Shouldn’t Take Into a Casino


Going to a casino can be a fun experience for anyone who enjoys the flashing lights, the pull of the slot machine lever and the thrill of winning big when those pictures line up. Of course, there is a risk involved, since this is gambling, and that could mean a loss of money. You should plan your trip ahead of time and be mindful of who and what you should leave home on a casino trip.

First off, while casinos love customers, it is essential that you don’t bring anyone under the age of 21 into a casino. Each casino has guards at the entrances who check IDs to make sure that everyone coming in is old enough. It’s important to have an official state-issued ID, either a driver’s license or photo ID, unless there is no possible way you could pass for younger than 21.

Another type of companion you should leave home is anyone with severe smoke sensitivities. While casinos have non-smoking sections, they generally are in the same room as the much larger smoking sections, so the smoke travels. It’s less intense in these areas, but individuals who spend a couple of hours in a semi-smoky “non-smoking” section are likely to leave the casino coughing, nauseated or both.

As far as supplies go, while you may want to commemorate your trip to the casino with a photo, casino owners don’t take kindly to these attempts at documentation, as it can be perceived as attempting to collect and sell company secrets or find ways of gaming the system. If you bring your camera along, it may be confiscated, especially if you pull it out and take a picture alongside the machines.

If you’re planning on browsing the ‘net at the casino, it’s best to think again, since laptops are generally considered suspicious to casino officials, who see them as aids to cheating. Besides, they’re very clunky to carry around all day.

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