Casinos are places where you can really let your hair down and have a great time. You can drink, eat great food, and bet a lot of money — either losing a lot or winning huge. Casinos can feel like a place of no limits. But even though you can have a great time in a casino and really feel uninhibited, there are actually a few casino etiquette tips you should keep in mind to ensure that you can keep having a good time — and not be asked to leave — and that you can help the others around you have a good time.

Here are the top five do’s and don’ts to keep in mind:

Dress Code

Casinos don’t generally have a formal dress code, but they do expect some basic etiquette. That usually means not showing up in flip flops, clothes with offensive language or pictures, clothes that don’t cover enough, and so on. Casual is fine, but just make sure you’re dressed in clean and relatively modest clothes.

Respect for Dealers and Staff

Respect is essential, no matter where you go or who you are with. In a casino, it is even more important. If you are rude to the dealers or the staff, you can be expected to be asked to leave — a real damper for your gaming plans. Continue with the behavior, and you may even be banned from returning.

Gaming Etiquette

There are rules to every game you will play in a casino. Take the time to learn the rules before you go, or be sure to ask a lot of questions as you play. It’s natural to make a mistake here and there, but be mindful of doing your best and making corrections when they’re needed.

Managing Cell Phone Usage

If you get a call, send it to voicemail. If you get a call that you need to take, step away from the gaming table or the slot machine. Phone calls should be reserved and kept private. In many cases, cell phones are not allowed at the table, so answering one can get you removed. Just turn your phone off while you’re at the table, or put it on silent and don’t look at it until you take a break.

Tipping Etiquette

There are a lot of people who work together to make your experience at a casino a great one, and it is common practice to tip them. Many players tip the cashier at least $1 when you make change or get chips. In addition, many casino guests tip cocktail servers $1 per drink.

There’s no set amount for dealers, but a general rule of thumb is to tip 15 to 20 percent of the total chips you bring to the table. That may end up being around $1 per hand and maybe a few more when you win.

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