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gamerfreak
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March 16th, 2021 at 10:23:17 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

”On their phone”???

So you were aware that the photo was being taken? Or are you assuming?

Also, does this casino allow photography? Some not only allow it, they encourage it.


I guess I did contradict myself a bit there.

Allen had suggested that maybe it was a staged photo shoot with a professional photographer and signs posted. I don’t believe this was the case. In the photo I am looking directly towards the camera, and I think I would have noticed a professional photo shoot. The photo also looks super impromptu and not from a professional camera.

Although I do feel my privacy was violated, I’m not that upset about it and am mostly posting about it because I thought it might make for an interesting discussion.

I have never been to a casino that encourages photography. Last year I was rudely rebuked for it at Borgata, which is another reason this whole situation annoys me -https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/35082-cell-phones-in-casinos/
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March 16th, 2021 at 12:10:11 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

The photo also looks super impromptu and not from a professional camera.



An aside, I've heard a pro say they can get pretty good shots from a good phone camera these days.
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ChumpChange
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March 16th, 2021 at 2:25:36 PM permalink
You go to a televised poker tournament, there will be photography/video inside the venue.
IndyJeffrey
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March 16th, 2021 at 6:25:29 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

A casino posted a marketing photo of me on social media. I am fully visible.

I am a little miffed about it because they did not ask my permission, and I had no idea a photo was even being taken.

I assume there is nothing I can do about it?



Unless the photo implies you are endorsing X, it appears they can do this: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/question-unauthorized-use-of-photo-28285.html.
DJTeddyBear
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March 17th, 2021 at 2:44:21 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

You go to a televised poker tournament, there will be photography/video inside the venue.

Bad example because...

A. As a poker player, or even a spectator, you already know that it’s gonna be televised, so you know you might be on camera.

B. There are still signs by the room entrance advising that there’ll be filming.

C. It’s included in the disclaimer players sign when they sign up for the tourney.
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AlanMendelson
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March 17th, 2021 at 2:51:58 AM permalink
Most cell phones today shoot high definition stills and video. iPhones are used for TV shows. My cameramen have used iPhones to get shots when traditional video cameras are too large to maneuver in small spaces.

So the point is... professional shoots sometimes are carried out with cell phone cameras.

There are also 4G minicameras about the size of a tube of toothpaste.

The big point here is simple. If you showed up in a commercial photo without warning and without an option to exclude yourself, you're entitled to be paid.

When Caesars has TV and film shoots they have signs warning customers they could be filmed.

I was at a show in the Colosseum and it was announced that parts of the show and audience shots would be recorded. Then the PA announcer said... "if you dont want to be seen sitting next to him or her move now."
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March 17th, 2021 at 7:30:59 AM permalink
If you were at an outdoor bar area, you were probably photographed a dozen times while you were there and didn't know it. Red light cameras, ATM cameras, security cameras and every other patron at the bar had a camera in their pocket, taking pictures of their meals and of their friends and then posting to Facebook. You must have been in the background of those too, but you don't seem upset about that.
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charliepatrick
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March 17th, 2021 at 7:32:35 AM permalink
Many years ago I do remember you weren't allowed to take photos in most casinos, the ones I have taken in UK ones have been with the permission of the manager (of a new game or something similar, i.e. no people). However on a Las Vegas trip one casino (Excalibur?) was quite happy for you to take photos, and I remember taking some in the Sands (LV) on football night in their betting hall. I have sometimes seen notices saying filming is taking place.

I think the rule in the UK is if it is a news picture and you just happen to be in the background, then tough. You could sometimes see me on Match of the Day at Premier League matches when Southampton were away and I was on the front row. Personally I like people in a landscape to give a sense of scale and if possible ask them if they mind.

^ I don't tend to shoot video but I have one camera (Sony RX100), about the size of a pack of cards, that can shoot 4K and take bursts of 24 frames/sec of 20M photos.
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March 17th, 2021 at 8:40:50 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

If you were at an outdoor bar area, you were probably photographed a dozen times while you were there and didn't know it. Red light cameras, ATM cameras, security cameras and every other patron at the bar had a camera in their pocket, taking pictures of their meals and of their friends and then posting to Facebook. You must have been in the background of those too, but you don't seem upset about that.


Of course pictures are always being taken of you in public, especially a casino. However it’s usually not broadcast to a mass audience for advertising purposes.

You really can’t see the difference?

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