Guide to Casino Dress Code

Comfortable but Neat: Dressing to Gamble

We’ve often discussed what to wear to a really fancy themed casino party, but what do you wear when you’re just heading to the casino to play your favourite slots or table games? The truth is, most modern casinos are casual places and as long you’re just on the general casino floor, there really isn’t a dress code. However, if you’re entering the VIP section of the casino or an area with a dress code, you will be required to dress a bit more glitzy. There are three basic rules for dressing for gambling and you’ll never be dress inappropriately if you follow them closely.

  1. Dress Comfortably

The vast majority of casinos around the world require nothing more than casual dress, so most gamblers find it preferable to dress for comfort. This however doesn’t mean that you should dress like you’re hanging out on your couch in your holey t-shirt – you should still be neat! If you need to have strategy guides, notepads, and pencils make sure to wear something with ample pockets or take a small bag.

You should avoid the following: overly revealing clothing, offensive images or slogans, or any clothing that can be used to conceal your appearance – you don’t want to arouse suspicion!

  1. Dress Casually If Allowed

The reality is, as long as you’ve brought money along to gamble with, most casinos don’t care what you’re wearing. However, there is one exception: special sections of the casino which require a certain style of dress. There’s nothing worse than being rejected at the door outright, so check the dress code before visiting to avoid the inevitable embarrassment. Dress codes, rules and regulations are often why people opt for NZ casinos online instead, but some gamblers enjoy the buzz of the brick and mortar casino!

I generally advise people against wearing flip-flops, sandals, or any open shoes to the casino, but not every casino rejects people for their footwear. Make your life easier by just slipping on a pair of neat and clean sneakers, and if you don’t want to wear socks opt for loafers or boat shoes.

  1. Take It Up a Notch After 6PM

As soon as the sun starts to go down, you’ll notice that the nicer clothes start making an appearance on the casino floor. Obviously I’m not suggesting that you should take a spare set of clothes with you, but if you’re planning on being on the casino the whole day, rather start off in an outfit that can work for sundown as well. Swap your t-shirt for a button down shirt, or opt for a neat pair of trousers as opposed to jeans. If you’re heading to one of the restaurants or bars, dressing up your casual outfit will be required. Adding nicer shoes or accessories, or simply changing your shirt and giving your face a splash of cold water or reapplying your make up will make all the difference.

Must-Pack Items for Gamblers

For men:

  • A neat pair of khaki pants or trousers
  • A nice pair of blue jeans
  • A pair of loafers
  • Socks – athletic and dress
  • A conservative button-down shirt

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For women:

  • A conservative cocktail dress
  • A sweater or wrap to pair with your dress
  • A pair of flats
  • A neat pair of blue jeans
  • A blouse that can be worn in the day or at night

Whatever your casino game plan is, remember to be neat and presentable and always respectful of those around you – patrons and staff alike!