waasnoday
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September 11th, 2015 at 4:23:17 PM permalink
I have been waiting for operations to approach regulatory about the watches but so far nothing. If the floor does finally broach the subject then using the same policy in place for smart phones would be suggested. I think that will be what most casinos will be doing. The glasses were talked about a lot when they were first released but there has been pretty much silence after the watches were released.
Wonko33
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September 11th, 2015 at 4:59:10 PM permalink
So what are the rules for smartphones at casino? I'm mostly curious about Craps , blackjack and slots.
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Wizardofnothing
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September 11th, 2015 at 8:40:48 PM permalink
No one talks about the glasses since they were essentially a flop and everyone lost interest and casinos make you take off sunglasses so making you take those off would not be a far fetch. I could see people being aggravated being asked to take off a watch
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waasnoday
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September 12th, 2015 at 2:23:14 PM permalink
Quote: Wonko33

So what are the rules for smartphones at casino? I'm mostly curious about Craps , blackjack and slots.



It really seems to vary. When the GM asked about smart phones at the place I work, we basically said the slot floor was fine but to be cautious in the pits. Now other places have a zero use policy which seems a bit over the top. As long as it was used only sporadically and briefly, operations is pretty lenient in the pit in general. Use it a lot and it will spark some attention. Craps, blackjack, and slots I don't see any huge issues as long as the use is brief. Get caught with a app that assists game play and you will likely be 86ed and/or have the police called. Also taking pictures would elicit a warning mainly due to fear of other guests not wanting to be included in any pictures.

Do understand though there is no consistent policy applied to all casinos when it comes to smart phones. Some will be paranoid and frown on all use while most places will be fairly reasonable. Also understand some of the casino's paranoia is warranted. A Russian crew was able to attack some old slot machines through apparent use of smart phones. There has not been any further news on how, but it has spooked the casinos a bit. There is also worry regarding roulette wheel tracking apps so smart phone use in that area will be watched closely. Sorry I can not be more informative on this issue but casinos are just all over the board on this one. Will say this though, what you view on your phone can be viewed by surveillance cameras.
CallSaul
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September 12th, 2015 at 5:05:27 PM permalink
It varies. Some casinos will ask you to remove smart watches, some don't notice or don't care. I've seen both.

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