Casino Table Rules

Review the Rules of the Casino

Make the most of your casino visit by adhering to these important house rules. Learn about general casino rules, unacceptable behaviors and activities, and policies on electronic devices, lost items and promotions, as well as game-specific codes of conduct.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is a privately owned and operated business, therefore:

Ensure the best possible visit to the Potawatomi Bingo Casino by adhering to these essential house rules. Remember and follow the rules to maximize your stay. The versions below represent active rules. An archive of obsolete rules is available here. Regulations pertaining to table game rules are found in the Commission’s regulation 205 CMR 147.00: Uniform standards of table games and rules. View MGC regulations. Rules of the Game. Asia Poker 10.8.20; Automated Craps 2.1.18; Baccarat 10.8.20.

  • Management has the right to refuse service to any guest and may request a valid ID while a guest is on the premises.
  • No weapons are allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed in designated non-smoking areas, including all restaurants.
  • No outside food or beverages may be brought into the facilities and no beverage containers holding alcohol may leave the PHC (special dietary needs/special occasion carry-ins require written authorization by PHC Senior Management in advance).
  • Appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirt, is required to enter the premises. Transparent or excessively revealing clothing and low/saggy pants that reveal undergarments are not allowed.
  • Bags, backpacks, purses and luggage are subject to search.
  • No one under the age of 21 may enter the Casino gambling areas (18 for Bingo) or other age-restricted areas of the property.
  • Minors accompanied by an adult 18+ years of age may access Bella Italiana, The Food Court, Canal Street Café, utilize catering spaces and stay in the hotel.
  • No faces may be concealed while on property.

Unacceptable Behaviors and Activities

Guests are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner:

  • No illegal, destructive, offensive or disruptive language, gesture or activity is allowed in the facility. Any such activity may result in guest removal from the property, permanent banishment and/or prosecution.
  • The sale/resale of any PHC offers, coupons, gift certificates, promotional items, etc. is strictly prohibited.
  • Fraudulent use or creation of a Fire Keeper’s Club® card (or use of another guest’s Club card or privileges) is prohibited.
  • Over-consumption of alcohol or use of controlled/illegal substances will not be tolerated.
  • No person or organization shall solicit contributions, promote products/services or distribute literature on PHC property (inside or outside) without written authorization. No unauthorized solicitation of any kind is allowed.
  • Any type of theft or criminal activity is prohibited and may result in a permanent ban or prosecution.
  • Guests may not use, cash-in or take anything that does not belong to them.
  • Loitering is prohibited.

Electronic Devices

  • Management reserves the right to restrict the use of any personal electronic communication or recording devices while on PHC premises. Violators may be asked to leave the Casino and delete images.
  • Guests may not videotape, photograph, digitally record or document activity in or around restricted areas at any time.
  • Computerized eyewear or other wearable computerized, internet-accessible or transmitting devices (i.e., Google Glasses) are prohibited in the Casino.

Lost or Abandoned Items

  • Management is not responsible for personal property, lost, abandoned or stolen articles, or gaming devices, including game credits and tickets.
  • Found items should be turned in to Security. After seven days, unclaimed items will become property of PHC.

Promotions and Events

  • Promotions/offers and special events may be altered, changed or canceled at the discretion of management without prior notice.


  • All management decisions are final.
  • Separate house rules exist for gambling and the various types of games. These rules can be found on the Casino website or at promotional kiosks.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino encourages guests to gamble responsibly: learn how to play games, set a spending limit and gamble for fun and entertainment.
  • This facility is under 24-hour surveillance.
  • Guests can file a complaint concerning any service or activity on property by contacting Guest Relations or by completing a Guest Services Report.
  • Malfunction voids all plays and pays.
  • Minors are prohibited in gambling areas.
  • All taxable winnings require two forms of government-issued identification, as well as documentation of a tax identification number.
  • Management reserves the right to pay winnings in the form of a casino check.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to play bingo and 21 years old to play casino games.
  • Any banned, self-restricted or illegal guests are required to forfeit jackpots and prizes, and will be removed from the property.
  • Players are responsible for all personal property and gambling devices (chips, tickets, money, player cards, machine credits, etc.). PHC Management is under no obligation to research, refund or replace any lost, stolen or abandoned item.
  • Intoxicated guests will not be allowed to gamble and may be asked to leave.
  • Using or cashing out another guest’s machine/credits/tickets/chips without that guest’s permission may result in a permanent ban and/or arrest and prosecution.
  • All play is governed by Casino house rules.
  • Casino personnel will not disclose any information about other guests.
  • An acceptable government-issued photo ID is required when redeeming Fire Keeper’s Club points, participating in promotions and making credit or debit card transactions.
  • Fire Keeper’s Club cards and promotions are only valid for the player assigned to them.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is not responsible for typographical errors.
  • The decision of Casino Management is final.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino complies with Title 31 requirements and anti-money-laundering mandates.
  • Any type of theft, including the use of any other guest’s tickets/credits/machine/chips, will be prosecuted and may result in a ban from the property.
  • No one under 18 years of age is permitted in the Bingo Hall.
  • Smoking is not permitted while waiting in line or in designated non-smoking areas.
  • Each player must purchase an admission package; no splitting of packs allowed.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to shout “BINGO” loud enough to alert the caller to stop the game.
  • Daubers must be used for all paper bingo games.
  • Once the game is closed or the caller starts to call the letter of the next ball, no previous BINGOs will be honored and the game shall continue.
  • The number drawn and called is official. The Bingo Flashboard and TV monitor are for players’ convenience only.
  • Player’s name must appear on their receipt and must be on display at all times.
  • No seat saving. Only a bingo package and an admission receipt for the current session will hold a chair.
  • It is the player's responsibility to look after all unplayed paper. No refunds or exchanges. Bingo paper is only valid for the session in which it was purchased.
  • Multiple winners will share the total cash value for each game equally at each level.
  • We will make every effort to avoid placing duplicate cards into play. However, if duplicates do occur, there will be no compensation offered.
  • One electronic bingo device per guest.
  • Malfunction of electronic bingo devices voids all pay and play. Management is not responsible for bingo equipment failure.
  • Electronic bingo devices may not be purchased with another player’s Club card.
  • Any altered, mutilated or defaced bingo cards, pull-tabs or door prize tickets will not be honored.
  • Only one door prize per person per session.
  • Any bent door prize tickets are invalid for the door prize drawings.
  • Door prize drawings for merchandise and certificates may not be redeemed for cash or exchanged.
  • All door prizes must be claimed with a valid picture ID by the end of the bingo session; all unclaimed door prizes will be voided.
  • For all fill-in-your-numbers style bingo games, a blue or black ink pen must be used and the numbers must be legible; otherwise the BINGO will be invalid.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to put the original copy of the fill-in-your-numbers style bingo games into the proper boxes at the end of the table (e.g. Pick 8, Pick Yur Platter, Do it Yourself). Boxes will then be locked and no other cards will be accepted.
  • Bingo winners of $1,200 or more and pull-tab winners of $600 or more must have two forms of identification, a social security card and a valid picture ID, to collect winnings.
  • A valid picture ID is required when redeeming Fire Keeper’s Club® card points, credit cards and debit cards at the admission booth.
  • Talking must be kept to a minimum while bingo is being played.
  • While the bingo session is in progress, personal electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, pagers, etc.) may not be used in the Bingo Hall. Please turn off ringer and/or phone to avoid disruption of play.
  • Verbal abuse or the use of abusive language will not be tolerated.
  • Pull-tabs are void if taken out of the building.
  • No food or beverages may be brought into the Bingo Hall from outside this building.
  • Drugs are strictly prohibited in the Bingo Hall.
  • No solicitation of any kind is allowed in the Bingo Hall.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is not responsible for lost or misplaced admission receipts or bingo paper.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  • Management reserves the right to change bingo sessions, prize amounts and starting times without notice.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse service to any person. If it becomes necessary to ask a player to leave, a refund will not be made.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is not responsible for typographical errors.
  • The decision of Management is final.
  1. English shall be the only language permitted at the poker table.
  2. Each player in a poker game is required to play in his/her own interest only. No player is permitted to assist any one player over another. Collusion with another player or any other form of cheating, including soft play, may result in suspension or a ban.
  3. Players must protect their own hands at all times. If a hand is killed or fouled by mistake, the player will have no redress and is not entitled to a refund of bets.
  4. All games are “table stakes.” Only cheques in play at the beginning of a hand will count toward a player’s stack size. All cheques in play must remain in play unless the player leaves the table for a minimum of two hours or changes to a table of a different game type or limit.
  5. Players must act in-turn. Verbal declarations in-turn are binding and take precedent over gestures or actions. Chips placed in the pot must stay in the pot. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino asks all players to state their intentions verbally to avoid confusion or an unfavorable ruling.
  6. Action out of turn will be binding if the action to that player does not change. A cheque, call or fold does not change an action.
  7. Table change requests are made through the Floorperson or their supervisors, et al. Seat change requests at the same table are made through the dealer. Moving tables or sitting at a table without staff permission may result in revocation of playing privileges for a period of time.
  8. A one-hour meal break per eight-hour session is permitted. Only one guest per table may take a meal break at any time. A player may not have an additional meal break until eight hours after returning from the previous meal break.
  9. Only two players may be away from a single game at any one time. A third player who gets up from a table will have 10 minutes to return or will forfeit that seat. This is called the “third man walking” rule.
  10. A clock may be called on a player by any player who received cards that round or by a Potawatomi Hotel & Casino representative. Players who are found to be intentionally or repeatedly stalling the action may be penalized and/or asked to leave.
  11. A player using the phrase “all-in” in any way may be obligated to bet all of his/her chips. The phrase “I’ll put you all-in” will be interpreted as the player declaring himself/herself “all-in.”
  12. Communication between player and guest is prohibited while the player is involved in a hand.
  13. Players may only play out of a rack until the big blind reaches them.
  14. Players are allowed one token/item to use as a card protector, so long as that item’s size does not cover both Potawatomi Hotel & Casino logos on the playing card.
  15. The Floorperson has the right to inspect any hand, whether called or not, to protect the integrity of the game.
  16. A mucked hand retrieved by a player other than the owner is a dead hand—even if it was the winner.
  17. All hole cards must be placed face-up on the table in front of the player (“tabled”) to win any portion of the pot during a contested showdown. A dealer cannot kill a “tabled” hand if it is the winning hand. Cards speak.
  18. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is not responsible for cash or cheques left on the table by a player.
  19. Visibly intoxicated guests will not be permitted to play.
  20. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino reserves the right to remove any player from any game for any reason.

The following are not permitted and may result in a warning, suspension or banning:

  • The use of obscene language and/or verbal abuse directed at another player or staff member. This includes being overly critical of another player’s play.
  • Creating a disturbance by arguing, shouting or making excessive noise.
  • Destroying or defacing property, including throwing, tearing, bending or crumpling cards.
  • The use of any tobacco product, electronic cigarettes or illegal substance.
  • Carrying a weapon.
  • Using a mobile phone for a voice call at the table and/or using any electronic device at the table while involved in a hand.
  • Deliberately and/or repeatedly acting out of turn.
  • Deliberately and/or repeatedly splashing chips into the pot.
  • Agreeing to cheque a hand down when another player is all-in.
  • Reading a hand for another player at the showdown before that hand has been “tabled.”
  • Telling another player to turn a hand face-up at the showdown.
  • Revealing the contents of a live hand in a multi-way pot before betting is complete.
  • Improperly mucking a hand by deliberately discarding hands away from the muck, folding out of turn, revealing the contents of a folded hand to another player or folding when not facing a bet.
  • Stacking chips in a manner that interferes with dealing or viewing cards.
  • Making statements or taking action that could unfairly influence the course of play, whether or not the offender is involved in the pot.
  • All wagers will be comprised of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino gaming cheques or an approved promotional PH&C coupon. No cash wagers are allowed.
  • Only actively involved players are allowed to sit at a gaming table.
  • Wagers may not be changed or added to after the dealer closes the betting.
  • Only the seated player placing the contract wager may place a corresponding Bonus or Progressive wager. Players must remain seated until the completion of the round.
  • If any card is inadvertently exposed by the dealer or a malfunction of the shuffling device, all hands shall be void and the cards shall be reshuffled.
  • All cards must remain over the table and in clear view of the dealer at all times.
  • Players may hold the cards with only one hand, except in Four Card Poker.
  • No other person will be allowed to touch the cards except a representative of table games.
  • No showing of cards or discussing hands between players is allowed.
  • Only English may be spoken at the table when cards are in play.
  • To maintain the integrity of the game and help protect all players from fraudulent activity, no player can wear colored or shaded lenses while playing any card game.
  • All decisions by Table Games Management are final. Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

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  • Four Card Poker - To compete against the posted payout table, cards used will be the player’s original five cards.
  • Let it Ride - To compete against the posted payout table, cards used will be the player’s original three cards and two community cards.
  • Mississippi Stud - To compete against the posted payout table, cards used will be the player’s original two cards and three community cards.
  • Three Card Poker - To compete against the posted payout table, cards used will be the player’s original three cards and two community cards.
  • Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em - To compete against the posted payout table, cards used will be the player’s original two cards and the Flop (first three community cards).
  • Guests may only gamble at one table at a time. If a player is not present when the cards are dealt, he or she will not receive a hand and may lose his or her seat.
  • Only actively involved players are allowed to sit at a gaming table. Minimum and maximum betting limits are posted at each gaming table. No exceptions can be made to betting limits.
  • The following is not permitted on or at the gaming tables: personal items, food or eating and electronic devices.
  • Wagers must consist of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino cheques. Currency wagers or cheques from other casinos will not be accepted for play.
  • To maintain the integrity of the game and help protect all players from fraudulent activity, no player can wear colored or shaded lenses while playing any card game; and English must be spoken while playing any handheld card game when cards are in play.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is not responsible for casino cheques left at a table.
  • Guests are expected to behave in a respectful manner. Loud, abusive, obscene or belligerent behavior will not be tolerated. Any guest exhibiting these behaviors will be escorted from the premises.
  • Any guest caught cheating will be escorted out of the Casino immediately and may face prosecution or permanent restriction from entering the Casino.
  • Any guest who violates a House Rule is subject to removal from the premises and potential permanent ban.
  • All decisions by Table Games Management are final. Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
  • All Casino Code of Conduct House Rules and Gambling House Rules apply to all players and guests.

This post is aimed at casino gamblers who want to play table games, not slot machines. Like anything in life, playing table games in a casino involves a number of unspoken rules of behavior—etiquette. One of the goals of having good manners in a casino is to avoid irritating the other gamblers.

If you sit down at a blackjack or craps table in a casino without any understanding of how to behave, you’ll probably make a fool of yourself. The easiest etiquette offense to commit is not understanding anything about the game before sitting down to play.

Lucky for you, this blog includes multiple detailed posts describing specific casino games and how to play them. I’m not Emily Post, but I know enough about casino table game etiquette to help you avoid the worst offenses.

Here are the casino table game etiquette tips you need most:

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #1

Know How to Play Before Taking a Seat

There’s no real excuse anymore for not understanding how to play a casino game before sitting down at the table. You’ll find enough tutorials for specific casino game rules on the internet that your head will spin.

But for some players, reading an internet tutorial isn’t enough. That’s okay, too. You can try free video game versions of most casino table games at an online casinos without ever having to invest a penny. Just remember that the online casinos’ goal is to convince you to sign up for a real money account and play there.

Even that might not be enough for some players. If that’s you, ask the concierge or any of the customer service people at the casino when and where they hold the free classes in how to play the games. Most of the time, you’ll get to play with some free chips and get some experience before playing for real money.

These classes are taught by real dealers. It’s a safe bet you should avoid taking most of their strategy advice. Craps dealers are especially liable to give bad advice, like suggesting you “hedge your best.”

But once you’ve had some actual experience at the tables with a teacher, you’ll be able to sit down with confidence that you’re not going to slow down the other players at the table with a lot of dumb questions you should already know the answers to.

If you’re at the rare casino that doesn’t offer these free classes, you can always “railbird” a game for a little while. Just watch what’s happening from behind for a little while before sitting down.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #2

Know When to Buy Your Chips

Casinos and dealers have very specific procedures in place handling the purchase of the chips you use to make your wagers. You buy these chips at the table, and you lay the money on the table. You NEVER hand the dealer money.

Dealers wait until the conclusion of the last bet before exchanging cash for chips. Your job is to wait patiently for the roulette wheel to stop spinning, the dice to stop rolling, or the hand to get played out. You usually can’t be on these things when they’re in progress anyway.

You should, of course, look for the sign at the table explaining what the table limits are. Depending on the table, the minimum bet might be $5, $25, $100, or even more. This can avoid a lot of embarrassment if you’re a low roller. (And there’s NOTHING wrong with being a low roller, by the way.)

If you’re playing roulette, you’ll be given chips that are specific to you. They’ll have a different color from the chips of the other players.

At other table games, the color of the chips designates the denomination for each chip, as follows:

  • White chips are worth $1 each.
  • Red chips are worth $5 each.
  • Green chips are worth $25 each.
  • Blue chips are worth $50 each.
  • Black chips are worth $100 each.

Of course, these colors can vary based on your casino’s location. These are pretty standard in the United States, though.

Your buy-in should help you decide which denomination of chips you need:

  • If you’re buying in for $100, you should buy red and white chips.
  • If you’re buying in for less than $500, you should get some ($100) red chips and the rest in green.
  • And so on…
  • No matter what your buy-in, it’s always a good idea to ask for $10 or $20 worth of white chips. You’ll use those to tip the dealer.

Also, you can only “color up” when you’re leaving the table. This just means exchanging your lower denomination chips for higher denomination chips so you won’t have to carry around so many chips.

You cannot cash your chips in for real money at the table. You must visit the chip cage to do this.

The chips are worth the same amount at all the tables, except at the roulette table, where you have individual chips for specific players.

Also, once you’ve placed a bet, don’t touch it until the action is resolved. Some cheaters will increase the size of their bet or reduce it based on what’s happening. This is cheating, of course, so the casino wants to prevent it.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #4

Know Whether You Can Touch the Playing Cards

No matter which casino card game you’re playing, the cards are going to be dealt in one of two ways:

  • Face up
  • Face down

If the cards are dealt face up, don’t touch the cards. Ever.

If the cards are dealt face down, you can touch the cards. But you should only use one hand. Be gentle with the cards, too.

You can save yourself a lot of embarrassment by understanding this rule. Casinos have these procedures in place to prevent cheating and misunderstandings. Some players might try to put a crease or a mark on 10s or aces to get an edge against the house in future rounds.

That is, of course, cheating.

Expect to be reprimanded repeatedly by the dealer if you use both hands or handle the cards too roughly.

In a blackjack game, you should know how to proceed in the game with the appropriate hand signals. You can also announce when you want to hit or stand, but that announcement must be accompanied by the hand signals.

That’s because the camera above the table is used to verify the action. Without the hand signals, a player could claim to have asked to stand instead of hit. Then it’s the dealer’s word versus the player’s. With the hand signals, the casino can run back the video.

In a face up blackjack game, you signal that you want another card by tapping the table with your index finger. If you want to stand, you wave your hand over the table, like your turning something down (which is what you’re doing, if you think about it). If you want to double or split, you place the extra bet beside the original bet.

In a face down blackjack game, you signal for a hit by gently scraping the cards on the table. (Remember to only use one hand when handling the cards.) To stand, you put your cards under your chips. Don’t handle the chips. Just slide your cards under them. To double down or split, flip your cards face up. Then follow the same procedure for doubling or splitting in a face up game.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #5

Drink Moderately if at All

Most people don’t enjoy dealing with sloppy drunks. If you know you don’t hold your liquor well, just abstain for the duration of the game. You’ll probably have more fun and lose less money if you stay sober, anyway.

On the other hand, if you enjoy drinking moderately, that IS one of the perks of gambling in a casino. Just be sure to tip the cocktail waitress when she brings your free drink. And be careful with your drink. You can expect a lot of dirty looks and scorn if you spill a Jack Daniels on the rocks on the table during a blackjack game.

If you’re playing Texas holdem, some players will be happy to see you drinking at the table. There’s a reason for that.

I’ll let you figure that one out.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #6

Keep Your Opinions about How I Play to Yourself

I used to play poker at an underground cardroom in Dallas, Texas with a character named “Big Ron.” (He owned a bunch of nail salons, but he was a big, masculine, muscular fellow.) One night I was getting a lot of lousy cards, so I’d spent about an hour folding.

I finally got a hand, so I raised into him.

He called me, and he said, “Man, you’ve folded 37 hands in a row before the flop. I just gotta see what kinds of cards you think are worth playing.”

That’s just fun table talk at the poker table.

Last weekend, I had a guy tell me, “You don’t play many hands, do you?”

That’s okay, too.

But when you start berating another player for the way he plays his hand, you’re stepping into the “not okay” category. That’s just plain rude.

I once thought a guy who worked for Frito-Lay was going to come across the table at me, because he felt like I’d played my AQ suited too strongly. (I sucked out on him on the river. I don’t remember what he had, but I know he was ahead until the end of the hand.)

That was scary and unpleasant.

An axiom you should keep in mind when gambling in a casino is that no one should be scared or have an unpleasant experience in the casino because of your behavior.

Having the way you play berated is an easy way to make such an experience unpleasant.

You’ll find plenty of blackjack players who want to correct your play, too. Some of them are under the erroneous notion that how you play your hand can somehow affect their outcome. That isn’t so. Any good blog post on gambling myths covers this.


I’m not sure why it’s so common for blackjack players to want to correct the other players at the table. At any rate, that’s rude behavior. Don’t engage in it. You know better.

This is less of a problem at the craps and roulette tables.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #7

Don’t Ask the Other Players (or the Dealer) How to Play Your Hand

If you’re playing poker, it’s incredibly rude to ask the other players how to play your hand. “One player to a hand,” is what you’ll hear if you do this. You shouldn’t be showing your cards to another player at the table anyway.

If you’re playing blackjack, the other players are no more likely to know the correct strategy than you are. Study basic strategy thoroughly, memorize it, and use it to make your decisions.

And please never ask the dealer for advice about how to play your hand. For one thing, she probably doesn’t know the right move. And even if she does, you’re still liable to lose, and she doesn’t want you blaming her for any of your losses.

In fact, don’t even ask if you played your hand correctly after the fact, either. No one wants to tell you that you made a mistake. And no one is going to commiserate with you much about losing when you made such a good play or had such a good hand to start with.

The most important thing about playing your hands is to make your decisions fast so as not to hold up the game. If you need to slow down your play for bankroll reasons, the thing to do is take some breaks from the table—not play slower or chat up the other players.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #8

Drop Some Coin, You Big Cheapskate

No, I’m not suggesting you lose money recklessly just for good manners.

Casino Craps Table Rules

I’m suggesting that you tip your dealers and your cocktail waitresses.

You should tip a cocktail waitress at least a dollar whenever she brings you a drink. It doesn’t matter if it’s a soft drink or a hard drink. If you want some extra attention, tip her $5 for the first drink and then $1 for every subsequent drink.

You should tip the dealer at least a dollar or two an hour. Even if you’re having a string of bad luck, it’s not the dealer’s fault. It’s customary to tip the dealer after winning a hand. Even if you’re down for the session, you’ll occasionally have some winning hands.

It’s also more fun to tip the dealer by placing a bet on her behalf. This is most common at the blackjack and craps tables. You do this by placing a bet in front of your bet in blackjack. When and if you win, the dealer gets the original bet and the winnings. To place a bet at the craps table, just put a bet on the pass or don’t pass line and announce it as dealer money. If a point is set, be sure to take maximum odds for the dealer.

Casino Table Game Etiquette Tip #9

Craps Is another Ball Game

It’s beyond the scope of this post to explain how to play craps. It’s the best game in the casino, as far as I’m concerned, and it’s simpler than you think. (A lot of players are intimidated by it, though.)

But it also has an etiquette all its own. All the above etiquette tips also apply to craps, but also keep these rules of proper behavior at the craps table in mind:

  • It’s not necessarily rude to bet “Don’t Pass.” But do be aware that it’s inappropriate to cheer when everyone else loses and you win.
  • You can only use one hand when handling the dice. You’re not allowed to move the dice from one hand to the other. If you’ve been paying attention, you probably realize this is another method of preventing cheating.
  • Never say the word “seven” at the craps table. I’m not superstitious, but a lot of craps players are superstitious. Be respectful of that, even if it seems silly.
  • Keep an eye on that drink. It belongs behind the rail at all times, NEVER over the table. In fact, you should keep your hands behind the rail unless you’re betting or rolling the dice.
  • Normal table game etiquette applies, too. Don’t try to “educate” the other players. Don’t complain about how bad your luck has been running. Have fun, be social, and use some common sense.

Craps isn’t harder than the other games. It’s just different.

Casino Poker Table Rules


Poker Table Rules Casino

Gambling is no different than any other activity you carry out in public. Most of the rules of gambling etiquette are based on common sense and simple courtesy.

It’s easy to forget common sense and simple courtesy when there’s a lot of money on the line, though. Also, when you’ve got a casino plying you with free drinks, you run an even greater risk.

Have a lot of fun at the casino table games, but try not to irritate the other players or the casino staff. You’ll have more fun that way. I promise.

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