Several academics have recently put out a warning that the use of cell phones can cause some serious health problems. Some of the problems listed were a higher risk of brain tumors and an increased rate of infertility. While the academics confirm that these findings are yet to be scientifically proven, there is enough evidence that suggests people should take precautionary measures when using cell phones – especially children whose skull is thinner and do not block out the radiation as much as adults do.
There are many places that cell phones have been banned, for security and health reasons. Gas stations, hospitals and medical centers, elementary schools, they all have some sort of ban on the use of cell phones. Casinos, too.
Even the best online casinos will not allow you to enter with your cell phone turned on and will certainly not allow you to use the device near a blackjack table for example. There are several reasons for this:
- Simply, there is often not very good reception in a casino, so cell phone use is just impractical
- It is considered against casino etiquette to talk on a phone while gambling – it’s just rude
- Cell phones, like other electronic devices, could be used for cheating purposes. The device could help you count cards, or you could confer with someone else at the table regarding placing bets or joining forces. Both of these are taboo in a casino!
Some casinos are beginning to realize that this generation is addicted to their cell phones, so some will allow you to make or take calls away from the actual gambling tables, while you are walking around the general area.
I can understand people’s desire to be close to the cell phone when playing at a casino. I mean it is obvious that we are just about to win that golden jackpot and as soon as we do this, then we need to be in touch with our entire phone contact list and share the good news. Then again, maybe it’s not such a good idea to have a cell phone at a casino..because if I do win big, I might want to be more selective of who I call my friends, because I am sure they will all ask for a hand out!