5 Tricks Casinos Use on People

30 01 2012

Las Vegas is associated with the fast life. Even if you’ve never been there, chances are you’ve seen at least one movie set against the backdrop of Las Vegas—the desert oasis where anything goes… and stays there. If you’re like me, than you find the movies that involve heists the most interesting. How epic would it be to calmly make your way to a casino, rig the slot machines and use your impossibly intelligent brain and knowledge of card counting to win millions in Black Jack?

Perhaps those sorts of things actually happen in real life, but the closest I’ve come to it is playing online bingo games and makind use of bingo promotions. The fact remains that casinos exists essentially to earn a profit, so of course they get in a lot more than they give out. Below is a list of five tricks that they use on people to get their greens.

All of the lights and movement

Step into a casino and you’ll hear bells ringing and machines beeping.  You’ll also see lights flashing and slot wheels spinning. Every experience in a casino is meant to feel like positive one—even losing thousands of dollars. These devices are installed with the intention of stimulating a sense of euphoria and giving the gamblers the impression that everyone around them is winning big. Even after someone loses a game, the dancing lights sing a happy tune that makes the loser feel like they’re still winning. I call this the Charlie Sheen Effect.

No Clocks or windows

A lot of people in the 21st century don’t wear watches. Casinos know this, and aren’t about to remind their customers that they had intended to leave after one or two hours. It’s the same trick that marketers use in malls. They want people to slip into a trance, lose track of time and forget about the world outside the casino walls. This is also the reason there aren’t any windows. If there were windows people might notice that it’s gotten dark outside or that there’s something more interesting than a slot machine.

Beautiful Women

Most people might assume that casino managers hire beautiful women merely to get the men through the door. This assumption is correct, but there’s another reason. It’s been scientifically proven that men are more inclined to take bigger risks when there’s a beautiful woman nearby. Casino personnel know that the poor guy who’s just lost thousands in Black Jack is likely to play another round when the lady in red offers him a drink.


Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. Is that waitress really that pretty or is it just the beer goggles? You can imagine that the combination of point three and point four are enough to make most men spend much more than they can afford. What’s more, even the intelligent card counter’s mathematic ability will be corrupted by all the pink drinks. These are all avoidable risks if you would just do as I do and play online bingo.

Near Wins

A lot of gamblers are adrenaline junkies, and there’s something about nearly winning that makes your heart start racing. Perhaps you missed the million at the slot machine because the last image was a cherry instead of a star. Or maybe you won a few hands at Black Jack, and that gave you the confidence boost to play (and lose) a lot more. At the end of the day, the games inside a casino are meant to take more from you than they give you in wins.



23 05 2011

Bingo is possibly one of the funnest games that I have played, think about it, everyone, even those that don’t play often who take the lotto still stare at the TV with hope and anticipation as the numbers are called out. Now imagine that this can be done with a far greater chance of winning and all day, you don’t have to travel to a bingo venue you can just play online bingo if you would prefer.

Its a simple game to play and basically you have a grid to play which is normally 5 rows x 5 columns and of course you pick your numbers and let the matches happen vertical horizontal or at  a criss cross, you get the picture it is easy and fun, if you don’t just check out the rules. Its not just for old people and with the online bingo promotions that I see all over you can just get the picture at how much this game is growing.

There are two main different types of bingo and those are ones played with 75 balls and 90 balls, the 75 ball in normally played in the US and Canada, while the 90 ball is played in Australia and the United Kingdom, but there places where this can vary of course. Many versions conclude the game when the first person achieves a specified pattern from the drawn numbers, usually in a straight line or at least with the games I have played, Then the winner usually has to Shout out the word “Bingo!”, this can be embarrassing especially if you scream like a girl hence why I play online Bingo. The numbers which are called in a game of bingo may be drawn utilizing a number of methods to randomly generating the ball call, now obviously with computer technology this has made it all the more easy.

You can’t really say you are good at bingo as there is very little you can do to influence or predict the outcome at Bingo. Bingo is a game of luck and is played primarily for fun, well that’s why I play it, you get a rush like you do when you go bungy jumping as you hit that final number. It may be seen as a game that is played by old people and the fact that my grandmother did teach me fits the stereotype, but it is a game that really is going in the younger generation and in the gambling community, so why not give it a bash.

I am going to the fun capital of the world and I plan to love every second, all I can say is that they better have Bingo or I am getting straight back on that plane….lol