CasinoCityTimes.com

Gurus
News
Newsletter
Author Home Author Archives Author Books Search Articles Subscribe
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
John Marchel Archives
More Strategy Experts

Gaming Guru

 

Casino safety

13 August 2016

By John Marchel
Although casinos make sure that safety comes first, there is never a complete assurance about one's absolute safety.

Casinos are open to the public, so it is easy for all types of people to enter the establishment, including those that have undesirable motives. For most people, going to a casino is fun, entertaining along with some excitement.

If you just use common sense — the same way you would with everyday movement in an unknown environment — you will be fine. When traveling overseas, you would normally take some extra precautions that you wouldn’t do when going to a grocery store. The same should be true when visiting a casino.

Casinos have quite a bit of security in place already. They have their own security force; they have the “eye in the sky” cameras, and even undercover personnel moving around the casino itself.

But, you are the one who is most responsible for your own safety. Don’t take chances; keep your wits about you while playing in a place that is a little different than your home or business.


BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW

• Most casinos in the U.S. will provide free drinks to those playing at the tables and machines. Moderation is the key to a good time. Excessive drinking will cloud your judgment while playing, but also affect your common sense on what is going on around you.

• Wrap a rubber band around your wallet and carry it in your front pocket. This will make it more difficult for pickpockets to lift your wallet.

• The use of a fanny pack has become quite common for both genders while traveling. They are convenient for carrying sunglasses, player’s club cards and other incidentals. But, you should never carry money or other valuables in them. The straps can be easily cut and a thief who can quickly be out of sight before you know it.

• When you get paid at the cashier’s cage, take a minute to put your money into your pocket or purse. Don’t walk away from the cage with stacks of dollar bills in your hand. Flaunting your money can be inviting trouble.

• Never get into an elevator with someone that makes you feel nervous. You can always wait for the next car. When in an elevator try to stand up against the back wall or either side of the car. This gives you a clear view of everyone in the car and will alert you to any unwanted movement on their part.

• Purses, cameras and other valuables should never be placed on the area between slot machines. Your valuables are the main target of petty criminals inside the casino. Someone could reach over from the other side of the slot bank and grab them. Keep your purse wrapped around your shoulder or set it in your lap while you play.

• When you feed a bill into the receptor of the machine, be sure you watch it go into the machine. Sometimes the receptor will spit the bill back out if it is crinkled or inserted wrong. If you look away when the bill comes back out, a quick thief can snatch it, leaving you to wonder why the credits did not register on the machine.

• Most casinos offer valet parking, and in most cases it is free. Even if you have to pay, it is worth the cost for your safety. If you are planning to play into the late hours of the morning or just want some added safety, you should consider using the valet.

This article is provided by the Frank Scoblete Network. Melissa A. Kaplan is the network's managing editor. If you would like to use this article on your website, please contact Casino City Press, the exclusive web syndication outlet for the Frank Scoblete Network. To contact Frank, please e-mail him at fscobe@optonline.net.

 

A few things about gambling

23 July 2016
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. The outcome of the wager is often immediate, such as a ... (read more)
 

Becoming a good blackjack player

2 July 2016
The question comes up on how to become a skilled and consistent winning blackjack player. The answer is not that difficult. There are basically three tasks a player must excel in to arrive at that goal. In fact, these three tasks are about the same for any sport or skill one wants to learn and master. ... (read more)
 

Best casino and poker movies

11 June 2016
Over the years there have been numerous movies made with a gambling theme. Many have become classics and are as popular today as they were when first released. Some of the stories are pure fiction while others have some bases of true events in the past. However, sometimes Hollywood takes a few liberties when ... (read more)

Next 10 Articles >

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel