blount2000
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May 25th, 2011 at 1:11:15 PM permalink
Are there any rules/etiquette regarding temporarily stepping away from the craps table for things like a restroom break, etc.?

Specifically, if you are a low roller playing at a $5 table and the table is PACKED, will the dealers save your spot if you need to step away for a short time? Or is it inappropriate to even ask to have your spot saved when the table is full with other players waiting to join the game?
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Ayecarumba
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May 25th, 2011 at 1:55:48 PM permalink
Quote: blount2000

Are there any rules/etiquette regarding temporarily stepping away from the craps table for things like a restroom break, etc.?

Specifically, if you are a low roller playing at a $5 table and the table is PACKED, will the dealers save your spot if you need to step away for a short time? Or is it inappropriate to even ask to have your spot saved when the table is full with other players waiting to join the game?



If you have chips in the rail, you can ask the dealer for a towel to cover them while you step away for a short break. If you will be gone more than a few minutes (e.g., going to eat), it would be more considerate to color up and give up your space.

Note that if you leave your chips, you do so at your own risk. I have never had a problem, but others have reported that shortages have occured.
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May 25th, 2011 at 2:02:44 PM permalink
crews do get busy and sometimes teams act cooperatively to distract employees. In some casinos a towel or plastic box is used perfectly safely but I'd sure not risk it with my money, particularly if its a bunch of low-lifes such as myself.
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May 25th, 2011 at 2:31:34 PM permalink
Suppose you don't trust the low-lifes at your table (present self-admitted low-lifes excepted). Would it be okay to take your chips with you to the bathroom, but still request a towel to cover your spot? Or maybe leave a single red chip as a place holder and take the purple and yellow chips (I can dream can't I) with you.

I guess I would like the trifecta: Save my spot, not risk my chips, and not risk Uromysitisis.
Ayecarumba
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May 25th, 2011 at 2:44:50 PM permalink
Quote: chevy

Suppose you don't trust the low-lifes at your table (present self-admitted low-lifes excepted). Would it be okay to take your chips with you to the bathroom, but still request a towel to cover your spot? Or maybe leave a single red chip as a place holder and take the purple and yellow chips (I can dream can't I) with you.

I guess I would like the trifecta: Save my spot, not risk my chips, and not risk Uromysitisis.



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May 25th, 2011 at 3:02:43 PM permalink
Quote: chevy

Suppose you don't trust the low-lifes at your table (present self-admitted low-lifes excepted). Would it be okay to take your chips with you to the bathroom, but still request a towel to cover your spot? Or maybe leave a single red chip as a place holder and take the purple and yellow chips (I can dream can't I) with you.

I guess I would like the trifecta: Save my spot, not risk my chips, and not risk Uromysitisis.



Usually leaving 1 chip is standard (they've wanted me to take the rest at Foxwoods and places in AC) or they'll even throw one of their "On" chips on the rail. I wanted to leave them all once to use a house phone that was several paces away, and they really didn't want me to...
chevy
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May 25th, 2011 at 3:07:36 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

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Certainly opens up other options. At least be polite about it...

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Ayecarumba
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May 25th, 2011 at 3:15:22 PM permalink
Seriously, there might be a market for "locking rail covers" A clear lucite box that could be placed over their section of rail to cover their chips. It could have a slot to display their players club card as ID. I guess applying the lock and taking the key could be optional.
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May 25th, 2011 at 3:25:33 PM permalink
But if their chips are safe, that might encourage players to spend more time away from the tables. No casino wants that.
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May 25th, 2011 at 3:25:42 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Seriously, there might be a market for "locking rail covers" A clear lucite box that could be placed over their section of rail to cover their chips. It could have a slot to display their players club card as ID. I guess applying the lock and taking the key could be optional.


Problem is, that would encourage players to leave the table but keep the spot locked up rather than cashing out and freeing up the spot for another player. That's the last thing a casino wants to do, except perhaps in the case of someone who's worth enough (relative to the surrounding players) to warrant a half-table to themselves anyway. If you're playing yellow-chip (1k) action at a green-chip table, you'll get whatever you want. If you're worth as much as the next guy, it costs the casino money to leave your chips at the rail while the game moves on.
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