A casino is a gambling establishment where you can waste your money in games of chance. It has both advantages and disadvantages that you need to know about before you go there. Some people love the thrill of it while others get addicted to it. Some even lose all their money in the process.
It’s happened to all of us. You stride into the Luxor or Mohegan Sun brimming with confidence and your wallet full of cash, and you plan to enjoy a bit of fun gaming and maybe two rounds of drinks. Then, hours later you have no idea what time it is or where your money went.
The problem with casinos is that they’re designed to keep you inside for as long as possible. They use all sorts of blatant and subtle tricks to make you spend more money. They use lights, music and physical design to create an environment that is both welcoming and hard to step away from.
In addition, they serve lots of free booze. Booze lowers inhibitions and clouds judgment, so gamblers tend to be heavy drinkers at casinos. The fact that many casino staffers are also tipped well by patrons helps encourage the flow of alcohol. To further entice players, casinos often offer free instruction in games like blackjack or poker to anyone who wants to learn them. The more you play, the more likely you are to get comped—free meals, hotel rooms, shows or even airline tickets for heavy spenders.