Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Casino Safety

If everyone was as honest as you and me, we would never have to worry about safety. Unfortunately when ever there is money involved you are bound to run into some dishonest people. At the casino there are a lot of players walking around with large amounts of money and this can cause some problems. The casinos do their best to protect the players and themselves for the criminal element with the surveillance cameras and a large security force but we must also take it upon ourselves to help insure our own safety. Here are ten simple and practical tips that you can do to help insure your personal safety and the safety of your hard earned money.

Watch the Bill Receptor
When you feed a bill into the receptor of the machine make 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 quickly leaving you to wonder why the credits did not register on your machine.

Watch Your Wallet.
Many men carry their wallets in their back pocket. This makes it easier for a nimble fingered pickpocket to snatch. Carry your wallet in the front pocket and better yet, wrap an elastic band around it. This will make it more difficult to lift from your pocket.

Watch Your Purse
Purses, cameras and other valuables should never be place on the tray between slot machines. You could easily forget them or someone could reach over from the other side of the slot bank and grab them. Keep your purse warped around your shoulder or set it in your lap while you play.

Fanny Packs
The use of a fanny pack is quite common among both genders of casino patrons. Most of these are worn on the person’s side. While they are convenient t for sunglasses, player’s club cards and other incidentals, you should never carry money wallets or other valuables in them. The straps can be easily cut and a thief can quickly make off with it.

Beware of the Bump
Many pick pockets work in teams one will bump you ant the other will lift your wallet. If you do get bumped you should immediately reach for you wallet to insure it is still there.

Pocket Your Cash
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. There is no need to advertise that you have money.

Security Escort
If you should win a large hand paid jackpot, you can ask to have a security guard walk you to the cage. If you are staying at the casino you should put the money in a safe deposit box that most casinos make available to hotel guests. If you are traveling by car you can ask security to walk you to your vehicle to make sure you get their safely.

Valet Your Car
Most casinos offer valet parking and at some casinos 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 wee hours of the morning or just want some added safety, then valet is the way to go.

Elevator Safety
Never get into an elevator with someone that makes you feel nervous. You can always wait a minute for the next car. When riding in and 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 helps protect you against someone lifting your wallet.

Emergency Identification
You should always carry emergency identification on you in a place other than your wallet or purse. This is not just for trips to casinos it is a good practice to do this whenever you are traveling. If you should become unconscious and have your wallet or purse stolen, there is still a way to be identified. Although we think that it can never happen to us, it is better to be safe than sorry. Even keeping your player’s card in a different pocket will help to identify you in an emergency.


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