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.
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?
Only five players at the table and they would not hold your spot? That is very poor customer service. Care to identify the miscreants?