The casinos want us to stay in their premises as much as possible.Casinos use all sorts of tricks to ensure that customers stay to gamble.These tricks affect our subconscious mind and manipulate us to spend more time (and more money, of course) at the casino.Read on to learn more about how casinos can manipulate players to spend more time at their venues.
What time is it?
Believe it or not, many people are not used to wearing watches.Of course, the game industry knows this, but they have no interest in helping you keep track of your time.In fact, they want you not to know what time it is.
When people do something they like, they usually feel that time passes quickly.Essentially, the less players know about time, the more likely they are to continue gambling.
Do you want time from dealers?Don’t.At most casinos, dealers are told not to tell players the time.
More recently, casinos (mostly in Britain) have adopted new rules, largely because of pressure from regulators who say they cannot deny players the right to know when.
Is it day or night?
Did you notice any Windows in the casino?Of course, there are Windows near the entrance and/or exit, but that’s about it.Once you get deep into the heart of the casino, you won’t see a single window.This trick is inseparable from the absence of a clock.
Essentially, the casino wants to lure you in and make you forget what time it is, even if it’s day or night.They want you to focus and play.Naturally, when there is a window near you, you may be distracted by things on the street and stop playing.Of course, it’s not profitable for casinos.
But that’s not all: Most of the streets in Las Vegas are very bright and flashy — sometimes the street atmosphere is more attractive than the casino atmosphere — and that can make players want to go out.How to solve the problem of keeping players indoors?By removing the Windows.
Think about the environment around the casino.The lights, the carpets, the colors — the whole atmosphere makes it feel like home.
The lights in the casino are dim, aren’t they?Well, there’s a reason behind this — harsh light can be bad for the eyes and make people feel like they’re being interrogated.On the other hand, dim lighting translates into a feeling of comfort that allows players to enjoy and feel secure.Interestingly, even the carpet was picked out for a reason.Most people think the carpet in the casino is outdated, flashy, etc.The human brain, however, does not share the same view.To the brain, the carpets in the casino are pleasing to the eye with their colors, patterns and strange lines.The walls, the charming paint, the wallpaper and the casino music are all set.
The goal of the casino is to use as many of your senses as possible to make your brain remember the place better and make you want to go there again.
There is no doubt that when a player achieves a great victory, his feeling is incomparable.But did you know that almost winning gets your adrenaline pumping?Whether you play a board game or a slot machine, the principle behind all casino games is the same: you win some money at first, but the casino ends up winning more.Think slot machines — they usually give small bonuses to players who are one minute/seven minutes away from winning the slot machine jackpot.Being so close to a win can influence players to bet more (and think they can actually win).
Board games are no different.A gambler may win several hands of poker and begin to believe that the game is winnable.But the House has an advantage, which means that, in the long run, the House always wins.
There are also games where players feel they can control the outcome, such as dice.Players don’t realize that the house has an advantage, and believe that they control the game, they can spend the whole day (and night) throwing dice.