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Slot etiquette question

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Slot etiquette question

I just wanted to get some opinions on something that happened to me at the Golden Nugget a few days ago. Although I'm certainly a high roller like some people on here I'm a decent slot player who earned a chairman card and I'm i've already almost reached chairman there for the year already. My mom and I have a certain favorite slot we like to play. A dollar WOF. I went up to it and was about to sit down when the woman next to it told me she was playing it. She was playing the slot in front of her AND that one. I said I'd come back and we a lot of attitude she said "I'm going to be awhile". I looked in the room a couple times. She was aggressively playing the one in front of her and occasionally hitting the one next to her. If it looked like someone wanted to play it she started to hit it furiously. I waited about 3 hours and she was still playing both. By this point it was after 1am. I went up to her again and said listen it's my favorite it slot do you mind if I just put a 100 thru before I go to bed. She went nuts on me. I asked security and was told they would have to call the slot supervisor in order for something to be done. I didn't want to make that big of a production. I did check before I went to bed and she was till playing both machines it had been 4 hours. I've asked other people who are slot players and the answers seemed pretty negative. From "it's rude" to other people adamantly saying it was wrong and I should of called the slot supervisor on her. If it had just been her playing that slot I wouldn't of said a thing, but playing two..I personally wouldn't do it. Just wanted to know the general opinion.

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21. Re: Slot etiquette question

yeah,i am not one for standing and watching. only times I have made an attempt at busting chops was a case where a woman was just there watching her husband and sucking down free drinks by spinning the reels when the cw came around. it was a very busy night at harrahs ac and wife really needed a seat to play.

but like I said, karma always ends up biting me anyway.

funny story about the woman I am speaking of,that even got my wife to exchange some words(trust me ,my wife never says anything negative) but I laughed the next am when I went to the coffee shop.i saw the same couple, sitting,and taking up 2 tables haha,and would not give up the extra table when another customer asked? seemed they just liked having extra space ahah

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22. Re: Slot etiquette question

I agree with Kristine_LongIsland - if you want to play two machines side by side, I think that's fine... and if someone is actively playing two machines, they shouldn't be asked to give one up..

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23. Re: Slot etiquette question

It reminds me of the driver who takes two parking spaces close to the door. SELFISH!

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24. Re: Slot etiquette question

It doesn't bother me much. I've seen some "Slot Hogs" here and there, oh well, I just move along to something else. There's no real set rules as to "Slot Etiquette" and some would say there's no such thing. No way that You come out here a Winner. If you bother that person about it, you come off as the Aggressor and the one at fault. If you complain to someone, you come off as a Whiner so you don't come out good that way. You just have to let it go.

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Thanks IamNancy!

Dave...If I am playing one machine and throw a 5 or 10 in the machine next to me to and actively play, I always cash out and allow someone to sit down when I am finished. I don't keep credits in to "hold" the machine. I'm not being selfish at all...I'm just trying my luck as anyone who sat down at a machine. As far as someone who "hovers"...If someone wants a machine and hovers while keeping an appropriate amount of space from me, I have no problem with that. I have even turned and told the "nice ones" that I will probably done shortly if they want the machine. The ones that hover too close, actually say something and make me feel uncomfortable...those are the ones I can't stand and I believe they are wrong.

On a side note about karma/people playing a machine that you want...a few weeks ago we were at Resorts. They have a few Big Ben and Golden Gong machines on the wall by the lobby. The Jackpot on one of the Golden Gong machines was higher than usual...over $100. We tried all day to get on this machine while others sat and bet very low (I believe you can hit the jackpot on any bet). One player sat for hours betting one cent, five cents, an occasional ten cents. While this was obviously a popular machine...the person was actively playing (even if it was only a few cents a spin). Many people were hovering and I refuse to hover and wait for a machine. You could see the looks of disgust and aggravation of the people hovering around the machine. We went to the bar and my husband would randomly check to see if the machine was open...you could see the rows of machines without leaving the bar. We had given up trying to play this machine and low and behold...as we walked by later on, the machine was open. We sat down and played...only 50 cents a bet...a couple of spins later we hit the Jackpot! About $115...nothing to get too excited about...but it felt good to finally hit it after watching so many people play a single penny!

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My husband and I were looking for one of our favorite machines and found a man playing all 5 machines for a very long time. Finally my husband spoke to a slot attendant and he asked the gentleman to give up some of the machines and after much ado he did. However, he looked so angry that we thanked the slot attendant but walked away - we didn't want a fight.

In another incident - a woman was playing 2 machine but I didn't know it because she sat squarely in front of the one and wasn't doing anything with the other. I put my casino ticket in and she started to scream at me that it was her machine. I calmly told her when I sat down she didn't say anything and she wasn't playing it so how was I to know. She said she had money in the machine. I knew how much my ticket was so I told her I'd give her the difference in cash and she accepted.

I hate when people get up from the machine, leave their ticket in and then expect to just come back when they feel like it

I don't know if their is a casino etiquette, but if the casino is crowded I think 1 machine a person is what it should be.

Edited: 9:58 pm, October 20, 2013
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27. Re: Slot etiquette question

Maybe casinos need to remind patrons of some slot etiquette.

I have encountered other obstacles to available machines next to an occupied machine.

Most slot chairs turn to the right and often a player has their leg in the way of accessing the seat to their left.

Another problem I have had is either a person lying their arm, leg, or possessions right on the seat next to them.

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