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Why can't you take pictures here?

winnipeg
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Why can't you take pictures here?

We were at Mcphillips Street Casino last night, and my son took a picture of me after I won a huge jackpot at the slot machine. Security came over and told him he couldn't do that. What's up with this?! I took all kinds of pictures of my wins in Las Vagas last June, and no one said anything. Give me a break. How dumb is that?

winnipeg
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1. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

Sorry, Vegas.

Winnipeg, Canada
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2. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

Clearly security reasons. That's the normal this day in age

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

Privacy laws are pretty strict up here....I was told that because the casino wants to ensure the privacy of all their clientele that no pictures are allowed, dumb as it may seem, I understand it...

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4. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

I'm sure if your win was really big you'll end up on their page of winners:

http://www.mcphillipsstation.com/winners

winnipeg
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5. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

A picture of me and me only at a slot machine that is all over YouTube in videos. Absolutely ridiculous!

Calgary, Canada
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6. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

Tranquilo. You're excited over nothing.

Almost all Canadian Casinos have a policy that says something along these lines...

"... To protect your privacy, photography is prohibited on the gaming floor. The only exceptions to this prohibition are photographs of promotion and jackpot winners who consent in writing to their picture being taken by the casino. We may also take photographs inside our gaming facilities for publicity purposes and advertising campaigns. No picture of any customer will be included in any photograph without his/her written consent..."

Cheers,

Terry

winnipeg
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7. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

I'd sure like to know what WMS has to say about these "Canadian Policies".

winnipeg
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8. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

And yet if you win Really big, you have to have your picture taken. Not right.

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9. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

You don't like their rules, don't go there. Their rules are published for all to see.

Winnipeg, Canada
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10. Re: Why can't you take pictures here?

It IS a public place, therefore the rule is archaic

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