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Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

I've seen several pictures posted on here of bigger wins. Since I plan on hitting some kind of jackpot (and I'm really not picky... even a thousand will do!) on my 6th trip to Vegas in March, just wondering what the casino policies are on this. I swear remember reading something about how it was illegal. I would hate to hit big, take a picture, and then be denied the winning because of a quick snap shot. I've even seen minutes and minutes of footage on youtube of people just playing slots. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

I'd be amazed if you were denied winnings for taking a picture of your machine and it's not something that I've ever heard of happening. Taking pictures of machines is invariably ok, it's wider shots of a casino which can create problems, especially if they include people you don't know as various privacy issues then become relevant. Having said that you may want to ask security about this in advance of your big win just as a courtesy.

Edited: 20 January 2010, 07:31
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2. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

Not much to say after blaggers fine reply.

I did "see" a picture of 5 blazing 7s in the picture you will show us when you get back. Good luck!!

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3. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

All pics are forbidden. However, I use a camera phone and take a quick pic before they pay me. Never had a problem.

Boston
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4. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

The Blag is right on.

You can take pictures, I have many going back decades.

Proud to be from Massachusetts..

TX
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5. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

I have many pictures over the years. I even asked before I ever took my first picture and was told that used to be policy but it changed quite awhile ago.

Brighton
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6. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

I've taken pictures all over but you can't take general shots of the casinos and this can be enforced quite nastily. As I discovered at the Golden Nugget years ago when I didn't know any better!

However, you might have problems in the Luxor which has completely banned the use of cameras in public places. Just try to win elsewhere - and good luck!

I also took video clips on my camera so I got all the sounds and movement - little things...

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7. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

I have taken tons of pictures of my/our winnings in many casinos.........never any problems. We even took one (actually two wins at same time) of our hand pay on progressive slots at the Wynn while the three people were paying us (they understood our excitement and were fine with us taking shots of the win). They do not like you taking wide shots of the casinos or other people. If it's just you and your machine or your win alone, you shouldn't have any problems. If they don't want you taking pictures a security guard will come over and just ask you nicely not to take anymore (never happened to us in a casino ever). That has only happened to us once and it was in an antique shop in Caesars Forum shops........I didn't see they had a sign saying don't take pictures, the stuff was really cool and I took some. A guy can over and just said after that picture I'm gonna ask that you don't take anymore.

I love seeing pictures of win's!

Jersey
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8. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

Yup, there are lots of pictures of wins that people have posted- here and elsewhere. Just be sure to keep it close up so strangers don't appear in the pictures- just out of common courtesy. If they don't want you taking pictures- they will just tell you so. The worst that can happen- they will ask you to delete the picture- and the chances of that happening are slim indeed.

WORTHINGTON
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9. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

Thanks everyone... I'll be posting the winnings I take with my iphone!!!

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10. Re: Taking pictures of slot/VP wins

Photo policy varies from property to property.

On one extreme, the Four Queens has a sign next to the security booth saying that visitors are welcome to take photos as long as they don't bother other players.

The other extreme is Luxor, with a blanket no cameras policy.

Most places allow photos, but don't encourage them on the gaming floor. If you stick to your wins and your friends and family, you should never encounter more than a request to stop taking photos. I've taken a lot of photos in Vegas and have never had any issues. The few places with aggressive no-camera policies have them posted.

It is generally considered bad form to take photos of other people gambling.

Legally, the worst they could do is trespass you from the property. i.e. eject you and ban you from re-entering. They can't take your camera or your photos.

There has been one well publicized story of a person detained, but they were detained in violation of the law -- not that that really matters in a city with a close relationship between the casinos and the cops.