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Old March 3rd, 2010, 07:01 AM
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To those of you who play table games in the casino: Did you ever think about what must lurking on those chips that are repeatedly handled by everybody at the table?

When I finish a blackjack session and “color up”, my next stop is the nearest hand sanitizer. After using the sanitizer on my hands and the chips, then, and only then, do I put the chips in my pocket.
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To those of you who play table games in the casino: Did you ever think about what must lurking on those chips that are repeatedly handled by everybody at the table?

When I finish a blackjack session and “color up”, my next stop is the nearest hand sanitizer. After using the sanitizer on my hands and the chips, then, and only then, do I put the chips in my pocket.
Not a bad thing paying attention to sanitation, however, why the angry face? I see no greater threat from casino chips than taking change from a purchase. Washing the hands or using sanitizer is a good idea. Washing the chips is a wee bit extreme.
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Not only the chips, but also the token or quarters that some casinos still use. Even though many slots are now "token-free" I still prefger to have them rather than just putting credit on my sign & sail card. That just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.
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[QUOTE=DougR.;1277912].......... however, why the angry face?........... QUOTE]

An "icon malfunction"
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Did you ever think about what must lurking on those chips that are repeatedly handled by everybody at the table?

After using the sanitizer on my hands and the chips, then, and only then, do I put the chips in my pocket.[/SIZE][/FONT]
Good idea !
Also don't forget about money, especially coins! I heard they are the dirtiest thing ever!...also some door handles.
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Also don't forget about money, especially coins! I heard they are the dirtiest thing ever!...also some door handles.

Even shaking hands . A lot of athletes have omitted shaking hands at the start of games
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Even shaking hands . A lot of athletes have omitted shaking hands at the start of games
Such rampant paranoia!!! Why don't we all just wear chemical warfare suits fulltime????
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Well - there is a ship in RIO today that the Brazilian Govt has quarantined because under 10% of the passengers have noro. I wouldn't want to go all the way to Brazil and miss Rio. It's a good diea to try to stay healthy.

Keep your hands clean but if you touch something dirty then do not to rub your eyes, etc
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Such rampant paranoia!!! Why don't we all just wear chemical warfare suits fulltime????
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To those of you who play table games in the casino: Did you ever think about what must lurking on those chips that are repeatedly handled by everybody at the table?

When I finish a blackjack session and “color up”, my next stop is the nearest hand sanitizer. After using the sanitizer on my hands and the chips, then, and only then, do I put the chips in my pocket.
You may be surprised to learn that the cruise lines and the CDC thought about this challenge several decades ago, and came up with several solutions.

During normal operations, called "Code Green" by most cruse lines, the chips, tokens, and all other items handled frequently by many people, are sanitized every few hours with Hydrogen Peroxide. This is a chemical bleach that is the primary chemical treatment used against Norwalk Virus and it's many relatives.

If the ship reaches Code Yellow or Code Red situation, the frequency of sanitizing is stepped up with every elevation of the situation.

Under Code Red, Carnival Casinos - for example - changes out all chips and tokens for newly sanitized ones every 15 minutes or so.

Since most hand sanitizers are only moderately effective when used correctly - and completely ineffective when used improperly - it is highly likely that you are putting yourself and others at risk by trusting it to prevent the spread of viruses.

Are you actually naive enough to believe that your pocket is virus free?????
I guarantee that it is one of the dirtiest places on the ship.

YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR HANDS.
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Bruce:

You are so correct. Wash your hands is the mantra. I sometimes laugh at how people will put their hands under the hand sanitizers, give them a couple of light rubs and then wipe them off on their pants.

I was watching Discovery a while ago and it was interesting to discover that the dirtiest thing on someones clothing was their belt buckle followed closely by the snap/button on their pants. People button their pants and buckle their belts before they ever wash their hands. Most people don't lick their belt buckle but every time you touch it you have just contaminated yourself with some pretty nasty stuff.

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Thank's guy I have also like more places for travel and also we assume that the amount is less than $100 and would to cash in more than in some stranger.
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