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Why a casino will always win

Casinos always have the upper hand

Casinos have a way of attracting players: their shiny neon lights, their luxurious amenities, and their promises of winning big. And it’s easy to fall into those promises. You play all day and night, winning small amounts and nearly hitting the prized jackpot. But most of the time, you never do. And there’s a good reason for that. 

Casinos are cash-making establishments meant to provide entertainment. That’s why once you enter, it becomes almost impossible to leave, especially if you still have the hope of winning or at the very least, getting the money you lost back. Casinos have the ability to make you feel wanted, important, as if you were meant to be in the exact place you’re sitting and betting. Of course, that only heightens your patronage, betting more money and hoping more and more to touch that glorious pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.

Casinos hustle. And they need to. It’s still an industry, after all. And that industry is filled with players in the form of business owners trying to run the show and pay the people in operation. So, without further ado, we present to you in the most direct and apt manner our own reasons along with that we’ve gathered from a collective, on why a casino will always win.


1. Simply put, the house edge


The house will always be designed by casinos to have an edge. This means that there will always be odds in favor of the casino in every game played. In any case, the house edge is created so that there’s a greater chance of the casino winning the money you’ve bet by default.


2. Players forget the time


Land-based casinos are designed to make the players within its grounds to lose track of time. Notice the interiors of a casino and you will notice that there are no windows nor clocks. Players without a wristwatch on hand will easily lose track of time playing and betting. And with all the visual stimuli available within the casino’s walls, players will hardly have the time or the desire even to check their phones. 


3. Casinos are fashioned to keep players in

To keep players continue betting and playing in the casino, the latter will go through the necessary means of entertaining and pleasing its guests. Casinos will often offer free drinks and food, sometimes, even a free buffet to those they notice shelling out money. At times, casinos with adjacent hotels and resorts will go as far as offering free rooms or extended stays to the high rollers. 


4. Players feel important


Casinos are good at making players feel good about their decisions, no matter how brash it may seem. In fact, casino tactics include making the player feel important. That way, they stay longer, play more, bet more, and in the end, the casino gets to keep more. Apart from freebies and exclusive offers to their guests, casinos will include a roster of friendly staff and dealers that will adhere to your requests especially if they notice you’re betting more.


5. Security is watching you


You’d be a fool to think that a corner of the casino would be left unguarded. The casino has eyes everywhere, and if not through the security cameras installed in almost every corner, the casino personnel have eyes like hawks. However, don’t be paranoid. This intensive form of surveillance is mostly targeted at cheaters who target the casino and even tourists. So, it’s a safety precaution meant for everyone’s benefit.

6. Casinos can weed out the cheaters


Casino personnel both on the floor and those watching via security cameras are trained to spot certain behavior or “tell.” Any behavior that comes close to cheating is immediately seen because they do stand out to a trained eye. These actions may seem typical to regular players but trained casino staff members can already notice when something remotely minuscule is out of the ordinary. These include something as simple as two men sitting too closely together, betting big all of a sudden, or even looking from side to side. So, try as you might, but with all the information available in this day and age to casinos, chances of cheating them are close to none.


7. Players don’t expect to lose as much


Players never go into a casino thinking, “I’m going to lose all this money.” Even when players go in and play a table game with a certain budget in mind, they forget the house edge. And even if they do remember that every game played includes a house edge, they’ll think that the edge only applies to the starting bankroll, not realizing that it applies to the total amount wagered. So a 6% house edge on a table game can come out to about ten times what the player expected to lose of his or her money to the casino. 


8. Casinos want to keep you longer


As mentioned, casinos are designed to make players lose track of time and feel like a VIP within its walls. This is because they want players to play longer so that the house edge can catch up to the player in the long run until the cards have turned for the player. This is considered as the extra house edge. 

9. Casinos will make you think you can win


Players are easily swooned by small wins that many become greedy and continue to bet more, hoping, no believing even, that they actually have a chance at the grand prize which could be a progressive jackpot in the case of slot machines. However, casinos will deliberately let the player come so close to winning each time that he or she can almost taste it that they end up betting again or even more money in hopes of finally hitting it big. What hurts the most is that, once you almost hit it big, you start a losing streak that leads to unprofitability.