Neutrino
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May 25th, 2014 at 6:13:46 PM permalink
The answer is probably different depending on the game. But nonetheless I'd like to know.

I've been having thoughts about taking pictures of video poker pay tables for a long time but do not have the courage to do so, and don't have the courage to ask either (mainly due to, who else would care? not a ploppy that's for sure, since you asked you must be AP, we're gonna keep an eye on your blackjack activity now)

Recently I've been trying to investigate some of the slot machines that interest me with their progressive payouts. If the progressives are high enough, it would be AP to play those machines.

For whatever reason, some of the machines there blatantly advertise their status. There's like an icon floating on the screen saying "touch here for game stats", and it includes very important data like win amount, and win distribution, last minor/major jackpot amount and time hit, etc. Though it does not include the house edge and standard deviation, (An AP only cares about those) I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard for a skilled mathematician to figured it out based on the data.

Now I just wonder if I can collect the data. Would I get in trouble if I took pictures? I clearly don't see any "no pictures" sign nor anyone even mentioning anything about pictures.

And what about other games? like blackjack and poker, are you allowed to take pictures there?
djatc
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May 25th, 2014 at 6:24:12 PM permalink
Ask for forgiveness instead of permision
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FleaStiff
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May 25th, 2014 at 6:39:11 PM permalink
Thats probabl y the best way to do it. Remember what the casino really cares about is your not photographing any PLAYERS or SECURITY DEVICES.

Of ourse the best thing is don't get caught doing it. Try talking on your phone as you take the picture.
AxelWolf
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May 25th, 2014 at 6:43:22 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Thats probabl y the best way to do it. Remember what the casino really cares about is your not photographing any PLAYERS or SECURITY DEVICES.

Of ourse the best thing is don't get caught doing it. Try talking on your phone as you take the picture.

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BleedingChipsSlowly
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May 25th, 2014 at 7:10:16 PM permalink
Casino dependent. Twin River RI has a sign prohibiting any pictures or video at any time anywhere on the property. Mohegan Sun allows pictures off the gaming floors. That said, I've seen a lot of cell phone shots of winning slot spins.
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Pokeraddict
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May 25th, 2014 at 7:25:27 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

Ask for forgiveness instead of permision



This, just do it and assume it is fine until someone tells you otherwise. Too many people, including the casinos, take winning screenshots to assume it is against the rules unless it is clearly disclosed.
Nareed
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May 26th, 2014 at 6:36:32 AM permalink
I guess it depends on the casino.

I've taken more pictures of the Loose Deuces VP at the Ditz than I can count, both with a cell and a camera. Once in full view of an attendant, and another in view of a floor person. No one ever said a word to me about it. I also recall a sign at the 4Q saying photos are ok as long as you don't bother anyone.

I'm sure few casinos would object to photos of a paytable. But if you're not comfrotable taking them, you can always write them down on paper.
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FleaStiff
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May 26th, 2014 at 6:50:43 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I'm sure few casinos would object to photos of a paytable. But if you're not comfrotable taking them, you can always write them down on paper.

The dumb security guard will not be as understanding as a suit. One retired gentlemen was parked at the M Resort with his tripod mounted camera clearly aimed at the cloud formations but a security guard roared at him because of the offices he was overlooking.

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