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Table Games Cellphones at the tables?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by ashleyr409, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. ashleyr409

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    Hello friends,

    Are cellphones, AirPods, earbuds allowed to used at the tables? I know that this is a question for each casino, but just wanted to know about the majority?

    TIA!
     
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    No.
     
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    When playing craps I'll pull mine out briefly to check the time.
     
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  4. ashleyr409

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    Just wanted to know if the hubby or kids call, i could check really quick, maybe check my watch without getting trouble. Lol
     
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    Great point, they don't care much about very incidental use, but more than a couple seconds will get you called out. For a variety of reasons, some of which make less sense than others, the casino floor is very technology-phobic. There are a number of legal, regulatory, and policy reasons behind it.

    On the watch thing, you're fine looking at that. There was a time when smartwatches were entirely barred from the tables; of course now, every dealer and their mother is rocking a smartwatch. However, you can't take a call. Just have to step back!

    Didn't mean to come across as brusque, by the way, but that's the general answer.
     
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  6. bubbakitty

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    I think earbuds are ok if it doesn’t slow the game. Like Spotify or pandora but certainly not chatting on your phone.
     
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    They're not, I've been asked to take mine out at blackjack tables. Not even listening to anything, I just am used to having one in my ear.
     
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    Casinos are so paranoid these days... I have played at wynn since day one. Was sitting and playing bj with @VegasBJ (wearing my mask) where all of the dealers and mgrs know me and they asked me to take off my sunglasses. The guy said people are filming with sunglasses these days. I couldn't believe it. I was winning at the time and didn't want to raise a stink. I will this coming weekend when we go again. Push comes to shove I will gladly take off my sun glasses lol.. Got to pick your battles after all lol.
     
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    Glad you're coming back out, at least! And yeah, picking battles is an incredibly important habit to learn.
     
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    Generally if you need to take a call or do more then look at the time on your phone they will ask you to step away from the table.
    Some dealers let it slide a bit and will let you text between hands but I am sure the overall rule is if you need to use your phone you need to step away from the table
     
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    I regularly check my phone for email/messages at the tables….never been a problem. Just step away from table if you need to take a call…
     
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    Step away from table

    Don't place device on table.

    I'll quickly check time, see whether texts arrived, at table. Beyond that, they don't want players using.
     
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  13. ashleyr409

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    Thank you.
     
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    I always have my cellphone out and plopped on the chair next to me to be able to see incoming texts and be able to grab the phone quickly if I get a call. If it's a quick text I'm reading, they give a couple courtesy seconds to quickly read the text. If it is a phone call, you do have to step away from the table. I find they are not as anal about this as they used to be. I'm usually playing by myself, so it's not like I'm holding up the table for those few seconds
     
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    At the CET casinos you are allowed to use the cell phone at the table for accepting or making phone calls. Not for texting although I've seen people do it briefly.
     
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    Awesome. Thank you.
     
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    I have always been told to remove my earbuds at the craps table which actually makes sense since there tends to be a lot of interactions with the dealers.
     
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    Except at the D. :eek:
     
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    I have a fun fact! I was playing/trying out the new electronic craps table at Harrah's, took my phone out, and used it for a bit to see if the (one dealer/stickman) would care, and they didn't.

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    If that’s a fact….that’s fun. :p
     
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