How to Stay Safe at a Casino

When you visit a casino, you’re surrounded by people, often unscrupulous types. Often, there’s no clock to remind you what time it is. The casino is designed to make you forget that time is ticking and the only way to stay on track is to win big. First-timers often find themselves surprised when the casino management offers them free drinks. Unfortunately, this could cost them dearly, as intoxication impairs judgment.

As you walk the casino floor, you’ll notice a number of employees keeping an eye on the games and the patrons. Dealers are trained to look for signs of cheating, but the tables are crowded and dealers are focused on their own game. Table managers and pit bosses watch the floor for any irregularity or betting patterns. In addition, all of these employees have a higher-up watching them. If you think a dealer is acting suspiciously, it’s easy to spot it.

Fortunately, these measures don’t stop every criminal from stealing money from a casino. While casinos are generally well protected by law, they do need to be vigilant in ensuring the safety of their patrons. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has divided Clark County into seven market areas. Fortunately, there are many more casinos outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City thanks to the growth of Native American gaming. Casinos are notorious for causing crime, and many are not safe.

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