The shining lights and dynamic music make
you bet at a faster pace.
Ever wondered why inside all casinos there’s
a countless number of shining lights and eye-catching
Well, this is just one of many tricks casinos
use to make you spend more.
Psychologists say that red lights and fast
music push gamblers to make faster decisions
and, eventually, spend more money.
The more people per table, the slower the
Professional gamblers, surprisingly, choose
to play at full tables.
And they have several reasons for this.
First of all, more people at the table means
a slower game with more time for thinking.
Besides, complimentary awards (free drinks,
for instance) are typically tied to the amount
of time a gambler spends in a casino.
Security is everywhere…even if you don’t
Have you ever seen a heist movie with a casino?
Well, how good are you?
You probably wouldn’t be able to scheme
your money back from a casino, and that’s
because of its security system.
No, we don’t mean those buffed guys at the
Video cameras are spread all over the scene,
and a facial recognition system will immediately
know who you are, your financial status, and
if you are related to anyone else in the casino
at this particular time.
They don’t play any games, y’all.
Except for the intended ones.
Larger chips make losing more palatable.
Casinos encourage you to take larger chips
instead of smaller ones.
It is tied up in psychology.
Larger chips make spending a lot easier because
you’d rather throw one $25 chip than count
5 $5 chips.
There aren’t any clocks or windows in most
It is easy to lose track of time in a casino.
One of the reasons is that there are usually
no clocks or windows there to tell you how
much time you’ve already spent inside.
The game devours you, and your stay at a casino
becomes a lot longer than planned.
Thus, you spend more money.
Don’t play keno…
The odds of winning in keno are absolutely
You’d be better donating your money instead.
But if you do play keno, keep in mind that
you are literally setting your money on fire.
Seriously, no one ever could match all 20
numbers on a 20-spot ticket.
The odds of meeting a unicorn look more appealing.
4. …or roulette.
The big shiny wheel in the center of a casino
always looks appealing and tempts many people
to test their luck.
Roulette usually carries the biggest house
edge of any machine in the room.
But the odds of winning are really small (although
they are still more appealing than keno’s).
Less snazzy machines in less central spots
within the casino are a better shot.
Ambience is key.
How do all of those tricks fly over our heads?
The casino makes you feel like you are well
taken care of.
Soft music, mellow lights, a cozy feeling
The couches are nice, and the carpet patterns
are carefully chosen with lines and swirls
Along with everything else, it puts a person
into a trance-like state.
Location, location, location
Have you ever noticed how to get to the restroom
or dining room or to cash in your chips you
need to go through rows of tempting slot machines
The trick of locating all of the services
in the least reachable places makes you stop
and spend more money on your way anywhere.
Nothing brings your hopes up as much as a
happy face next to you.
“If someone can win, then I can too!”
is the biggest trick in the book.
Unfortunately, the risk of losing is so high
and the chance of winning is so slim that
you should really ask yourself if it’s worth