What is Considered Proper Etiquette For Playing on Multiple Machines?

Published on December 13th, 2021 9:06 pm EST

Land casino etiquette - Playing two slot machines at once?  When is it ok and when is it not ok?If you have stepped inside of a casino, you have surely seen people using two or more slot machines at the same time.

They will often have their purse or jacket sitting on the chairs in front of each machine to block them off, and sometimes they will even step away to go to the bathroom, expecting other people not to touch their machines.

What is the proper etiquette when it comes to playing on multiple machines? Can I play on two or more machines at the same time?

The answer is - it depends.

Casinos will often have signs up stating that you should limit yourself to just one machine when the casino is busy.

If the casino is NOT busy, nobody will likely have an issue with you playing on multiple machines at the same time - after all, there are plenty of machines to play on if there aren't many people there.

It is, however, very bad etiquette to hog multiple machines when the casino is busy, and you should absolutely refrain from doing this. If you try to occupy more than one machine in a Las Vegas casino on a busy Friday night, you will likely be told by an employee to pick one machine to play on.

On the other hand, if it is a slow Tuesday morning, nobody is going to complain about you taking up more than one machine, as long as people have a place to play.


If you are unsure as to a casino's policy regarding multiple slot machine use, just ask them!

In short - refrain from using multiple slot machines during busy times, but you are likely fine during less busy periods.