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Casino Etiquette

Whether you happen to be in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or a Native American reservation somewhere in between, few things can compare to the excitement of gambling at a casino. Before you trade all of your money in for chips, however, you should know that a certain etiquette is expected of customers. 

Here are five things you should never do once you stepthrough the doors of a gaming palace.Don't Abandon Your Kids really have no place in a casino.

Almost every casino in the countryinsists their customers be at least 21 to play the games within. While you're not going to get harassedby security simply for walking across the floor with your kids, you will be asked to leave if you sitdown to a game. If you must bring your kids with you, make your visit brief and keep them close to youat all times.Don't Use Your Smartphone are heavily frowned upon in most gaming casinos.

You don'thave to surrender your phone at the door, but if you expect to be welcomed while you surf Reddit at thepoker table, you may be in for a rude awakening.Don't Forget to Tip You won't necessarily be asked to leave the casino if you aren't tipping,but etiquette certainly suggests that you should. Dealers work for minimum wage in most casinos, andthey depend on the generosity of their patrons to make a living. The same holds true for servers. You'lllikely find friendlier service and a more relaxed atmosphere if you are generous with your winnings.Don't Learn at the TableYou don't have to have a master's degree in gambling to sit down attheblackjack table,

but you should have a basic understanding of the game. There are plenty of resourcesfrom which you can learn ahead of time. Don't force other waiting players to sit there while you learnthe game from scratch.Don't Offer Advice There are always those people at the casino who feel they should advise otherplayers on matters of strategy, but that doesn't mean you have to be one of them.

Let people play theway they want to play.A night at the casinos can be great fun, but if you don't like the idea of adheringto all of the rules, you should know that online gambling is only a click away. No one cares how youbehave when you play blackjack orcraps online, and you'll never be expected to tip your virtual dealer. Nothing compares to the atmosphereat a live casino, but gambling from the comfort of your computer lets you focus on the fun of the games.

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