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10 Tricks of Casino Psychology. 10. No clocks. Easier to let time slip away. Day melds into night Most likely on vacation so you have an indifferent attitude. 9. No windows. Your internal clock will have trouble kicking in. 8. Lights, sounds, & action. Stimulation overload Bells ringing

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10 Tricks of Casino Psychology


10. No clocks

  • Easier to let time slip away.

  • Day melds into night

  • Most likely on vacation so you have an indifferent attitude.


9. No windows

  • Your internal clock will have trouble kicking in.


8. Lights, sounds, & action

  • Stimulation overload

  • Bells ringing

  • Lights flashing

  • Coins clanging

  • Slot wheels whirling

  • Digital sounds beeping

  • WIN!!!


7. Ambiance

  • Low lighting

  • Tacky, colorful carpets

    • Colorful swirls, lines, splashes

    • Keeps your eyes on the games

  • Workers constantly cleaning up


6. Location of services

  • Good luck quickly finding an exit, bathroom, etc.

  • Long walk to exit


5. Near wins

  • Almost!

  • Small wins in the short run…

  • Overestimation of your chances and probability of winning


4. Freebies

  • AKA “Comps”

  • Free or reduced services

  • Meals/buffets

  • Shows

  • Point cards


3. Alcohol

  • Possibly the most powerful trick

  • Who doesn’t love free drinks?!

  • Lowers your inhibitions


2. Keeping the Big Winners

  • You can’t refuse

  • Free rooms/suites

  • VIP treatment


1. Labyrinth Design

  • Maze like!

  • Sea of obstacles

    • Machines, tables, etc.

  • No logical arrangement

  • Tall slot machines hinder your view

  • Low ceilings

    • http://listverse.com/2010/02/09/10-tricks-casinos-use-on-you/


Reasons for Gambling & types of gamblers

  • Risk taking

  • Escapism

  • Glamorous

  • Social

  • Professional

  • Antisocial/personality

  • Casual social

  • Serious social

  • Relief & escape

  • Compulsive (addicts)


Gambling addiction

  • Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-step program in the same tradition as Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/124475-psychology-gambling-addiction/#ixzz2FPZlDkYR

  • http://www.healthyplace.com/addictions/gambling-addiction/signs-gambling-addiction/


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