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Lexington, Kentucky
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Slot question

I was at my local casino boat yesterday and this happened to me. It has also happened in Vegas.

Just wondering what you do or would do in this situation.

Someone asks you to 'watch their machine".

I never, ever have asked someone to watch my machine. If I need to leave it, I just leave it. I think it's very rude to ask someone you don't know who just happens to be sitting next to you to watch your machine. (of course stepping around the corner and back is no big deal, I'm talking about going to the bathroom or the cash machine). Inevitably 14 different people appear wanting to play said machine and I am forced to tell them, "someone's playing that, sorry". Most of all I know how I feel when I see an empty machine and when I approach it, someone tells me that. Secondly, I have been in situations where I'm ready to leave my machine and the jerk isn't back yet!

So....does this bug you? Do you do it? Do you watch for people? Do you ask people to watch for you? If you refuse, what do you say??

Cottage Grove...
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Yes, I've done both. I've never considered it that big of a deal. I will always ask the person if they are going to be there for a while before asking though.

I guess I've never encountered a situation where they haven't come back for a long time though.

At our local casino, you simply tip your chair up, and people know the machine is in use.

Indiana
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Immeek - save your money for Vegas and stay away from your local casino until you return from your trip. We are depending on you to show up!

Ithaca, New York
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I actually haven't had this happen to me, but if it did, I would be inclined to say "I won't be here much longer, sorry.".

ohio
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I have had this happen to me and the most recent was last week.

It amazed me that people trust someone enough to even ask them that question. The lady last week had almost a hundred dollars in her machine and she had to go to the bathroom. She was gone around 5 minutes or so.

Now if i wasn't as honest a person as i am , I could have cashed her money out and been gone.

No...I have never asked anyone to watch my machine and I never will.

Columbus, Ohio
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If I have to go to the bathroom and I am not with a trusted friend, I would cash out my machine and move on if it was taken when I got back.

Regina, Canada
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Yes, I have had his happen and it does not bother me. Here the slot attendants will put a reserve ticket on them. But people should cash out their ticket and take it with them. But if there is not slot attendant nearby and they really need to go, I have no problem with it. It doesn't happen that often though.

Minnesota
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I"ve never done it and never would, that's just me, but I have had it happen to me many times in Vegas.

Jersey, United...
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This is not a problem if you tip the stool towards the machine, people usually realise the machine is occupied.

On our last trip my sister was asked to watch al machine it had hundreds of dollars in it...very trusting. I may add my sister guarded it with her life

Cottage Grove...
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You also have to realize that times have changed. This was a pretty common practice before TITO slips existed. I mean, sometimes you had 400 or 500 coins in your machine, and you didn't want to have to cash those out if you just had to run to the bathroom.

I guess now with TITO's it doesn't happen that often to me and I rarely ask, and if I do it, I also cash out first. But some times I want to keep playing that machine, so I'll ask.

I find that if I tip up the chair in Vegas, I get yelled at.

Edited: 28 August 2011, 10:58
Indianapolis
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I have never asked but been asked a few times. Of course, I know I'm trustworthy and would never take the person's money but how do they know that? It amazes me sometimes.