Dark Secrets Casinos Don’t Want You To Know

By Nick Hadji 11 months ago

1. Suicides Sometime Happen At Casinos

Image Source/ Gamblinaddict.comIt is a more frequent occurrence for people to commit suicide at casinos than you think. This is because people may have gone ad lost a lot of money and tragically felt that there was no other way out. Similarly, people struggling with addiction often go to casinos. All of this is hidden from people because they do not want people to know.Original content sourced from Femanin.com

2. Drug Use Can Be Common In Casinos

Image Source/ The online gamblingThere is a link between drug use and having gambling addiction as it is thought that the two have a connection. And so, drug use can be a common occurrence at casinos. Also, because they are open all night some people use drugs to stay awake and alert. Of course, they are illegal in casinos but it still happens.

3. The average gambling addict is $40,000 in debt

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The average gambling addict in America is around $40,000 USD in debt before they try and get some help. This is a shocking fact and reveals the dark side of casinos which continues to take money from people who are suffering from addiction and have completely lost control of their gambling.

4. Sometimes people soil themselves at the slots

Image Source/ QRGambling addiction is very real and rife at casinos. It is the very dark side of casinos that they do not want us to know about. It gets so bad that addicts will sometimes soil themselves at the slots because they cannot tear themselves away to use the bathroom.

5. Prostitution Sometimes Happens

Image Source/FashionistaAlthough again this is not legal in casinos, they are a place that are sometimes used to make illicit transactions between people in terms of prostitution. Of course, if this is not done under the noses of security then it is easily ignored within casinos and not something that is usually heavily policed.

6. “The House Always Wins”

Popular Slot Machines that Appeared in 2021Image Source/ wikiIf you've heard the saying, then it's a saying for a reason because it is true. The odds are mathematically in their favour - it is all calculated. So if you seem like you are on a winning streak don't just play one more. Quit. Otherwise, they will take back more money that you earned it's just a matter of time.

7. Card Counting IS Legal

Image Source/ WikipediaNot many people know this because you definitely don't want to get found counting cards in a casino- they will stop you and kick you out. Yes, it might be legal, but they have the right to throw you out and ban you for it anyway. That being said card counting is HARD. There are only around 100 professionals in the world.

8. Most Casino Chips Have A RFID Chip Inside

Image Source/ dreamstimeThis is so that the chips' movements can be tracked to ensure that nobody can steal them and use them to cheat in another game. Because of the RFID technology, a casino in Las Vegas called Bellagio was able to stop the theft of $1.5 million dollars back in 2010.

9. The Lights Are Just To Attract You

Slot Machine Management: What We're Missing in Our Metrics - RavingImage Source/ gamingzoneThe lights on the slot machines are literally just there to attract you. While you pour in money and get nothing out - you are essentially playing to keep looking at the attractive lights. One doctor claims "Anyone who's ever designed a casino game or played a gambling game will tell you that of course sound and light cues keep you more engaged, but now we can show it scientifically."

10. The Sounds And Lights All Trigger Certain Feelings In Our Brains

Image Source/ casexeSome studies have found that the noises and the visuals and the lights are all calculated so that they trigger a certain process in our brain - which is similar to the effect that drugs have on your brain. This is so that people feel a sense of elation. Even if you lose the sounds and everything makes you crave more.

11. The More Attractive It Seems - The Less Money You'll Win

Image Source/ YouTubeCasinos try and replicate the Vegas feel. And, sometimes there will be dancers in certain areas or the lights/ drinks are better. This will be reeling you in t an area of the casino where the payouts are less so that the casino can make more money. So don't be fooled. The less attractive areas will most probably have the best payouts.

12. There Are No Clocks To Keep You There Longer

Image Source/ citygoldmediaThis is not accidental. Everything about casinos are designed t lure you in and keep you there as long as possible so that you continue to spend your money and make them profit. The idea is that if people cannot see the time they will stay longer because they are not aware of how long they have been there - and it does work.

13. And No Windows

Image Source/ auralcaveIt is a pretty creepy concept that casinos want to keep us there so long by tricking our perceptions of time so that we will stay longer. They practically prey on people using mind tricks in order to make more profit. The fact that there are no windows is for the same reason as the clocks so that people cannot see the light or dark and don't know the time.

14. Cheating does happen

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In casinos, they are constantly looking out for people who are cheating. But it does still happen and not always on an elaborate scale.  Sometimes people may just switch the chips. And, sometimes they may even have a deal with the dealer so that they go along with it. For this reason, casinos also carefully watch the staff.

15. You Are Always Being Watched

Image Source/ New York TimesIn casinos, because they are places handling large amounts of money the security cameras are EVERYWHERE. So, they can even see what card hand you are holding. It's pretty creepy to think your every move is being watched but it's true the moment you step foot in a casino.

16. Everyone Gets Free Drinks

Image Source/ FacebookIt is pretty common knowledge that everybody in casinos gets free drinks because they want you to stay long enough so that you can continue to spend and spend and spend. But remember - these drinks are all watered down so it is definitely still not worth your money that you are spending on the games.

17. The Less Money You Spend The Less They Ply You With Drinks

Image Source/ Play PennsylvaniaAs we have just discussed, everybody gets free drinks. So, even if you are playing the penny slots you'll still be able to get the free drinks. But, just know that the more you spend the more you'll get and the less you spend, the less they will give you in return.

18. Slot machines and video poker machines with lower denominations have much lower payouts

Image Source/ bbcThe slot machine or the video poker machines payout depends on how much you spend. So, if you aren't spending that much then even if you win the payout will also not be much. It has nothing to do with how many times the machines have been played that day it is based solely on your game.

19. Card Dealers Wear Clothing With No Pockets

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Card Dealers are carefully watched in case they cheat. So the dealers usually have to wear clothing which has been provided by the casino. The clothing will not have pockets so that nothing can be hidden and stored in the pockets. Plus, aprons have to be worn slightly above the waist so that the waistline can be seen and nothing hidden.

20. The Chips Are Disgusting

Image Source/ Visual CreateIf you handle the chips - sanitize or wash your hands after because they are disgusting. After reading the points above there are several reasons why you do not want to touch the chips and then have those germs on your hands. So a good tip would be to carry your own sanitizer

21. Security Is Trained To Spot Cheaters

Image Source/ The New York TimesIf you are thinking of trying anything. Just don't. The security in casinos are trained to spot cheating. It is rare that it will happen without it being spotted because not only are security everywhere there are also people continuously watching the cameras so every move you make can be seen.

22. Some Slots Are Programmed To Pay Less

Image Source/ ClevelandNew players might notice that they seem to be getting more wins for every 100 of their spins in one slot machine, but are getting fewer wins in one game. The game has a variance rate. So, it measures the risk and reward ratio. Some will pay less, some will pay more.

23. There are no 'hot' slot machines

Image Source/ TruegeekcasinohotelThere is a massive misconception that some slots are better than others and some are on a winning streak. This is absolutely false. The slots work on an algorithm. So, the machine itself has nothing to do with it. Even if it has just been used or serviced it will still be the same.

24. Don't Play Keno

Image Source/ WikipediaThe odds are terrible if you play Keno in the casino and basically nobody ever wins. Of course, the casino does not want us to know that because the worse the odds are for us - the better for them and the more money they make. But really, don't bother it's a waste of your time and money.

25. Play at fuller tables

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The more people there are per table, the slower the game goes. This means that you have more time to think, rather than making any rash moves. So, if you want to be strategic then pick the tables with the most people and join - otherwise your turn will come around fast and you may not have enough time to think about your next move.

26. Blackjack Has Better Odds

Image Source/ blackjackhackIn a game of blackjack, you are only playing against the dealer, not several other players like with poker. It is one of the games in casinos with a higher success rate than most of the others. This is partly due to this fact. Again, this is not something casinos want to advertise because they want you to lose.

27. Baccarat Is Good For Those With No Skills

Image Source/ roulettesitesIf you are a novice at gambling and do not have the practice or the skills then a good way to start is with Baccarat. It also has quite good odds. And, the minimum is $5. So, don't waste your money on games where you don't have the potential to win and stick to something easier.

28. If You Win Too Much You'll Be Banned

Image Source/ ThecityjournalIf you are a regular winner at a casino (not at all likely) then you may actually be banned. Nobody said casinos were fair. Casinos only want customers to lose, and to win occasionally to give them hope to play more and then lose more money to them. They do not want consistent winners.

29. They Advertise Amazing Prizes Knowing You Won't Win

Image Source/ gamblingcasinoCasinos are great at putting dollar signs in front of your face and luring you in with fantastic opportunities at winning cash prizes. But they know that you won't win. So, don't be fooled by them it is just a trick to get you to part with your cash.

30. Faster Dealers Are Preferred At Night

Image Source/ insightsuccessAt night it is the most popular time for casinos, a time when they are the busiest. So of course it is time for them to cash in on as much of people's money as they can get. For this reason, faster dealers are used at night so they have a higher turnover of games which equals more profit.

31. They Prey On Vulnerability

Image Source/ John Elder RobinsonCasinos advertise themselves as a big entertainment industry - which is the case. But, as we know there is a much darker side that we don't see. And, casinos use the vulnerability of people to make a profit, on people's inability to stop and call it a day when they should.

32. Many More People In Casinos Have A Problem Than They Think

Image Source/ LasVegasSunAs we have seen there a lo of people in casinos who have a gambling addiction. But the problem in casinos is more rife than we think. While some may not have a severe addiction there are a lot more people who have a problem with gambling than they themselves or the casino would like to admit.

33. They Hide The Truth

Image Source/ cardschatCasinos are very good at brushing the dark side and secrets way under the carpet and keeping up this facade and pretence that everything is just a bit of fun. It is not the case. But you will never see this revealed as they are very good at burying secrets.

34. They Like To Complain About Customers

Image Source/ wdrb.comEmployees in casinos may put on a smile to your face as they turn over a profit but as soon as they are no longer being monitored or being seen by customers in the comfort of the back room then they finally let loose and complain and insult the customers.

35. Hidden Security As Players

Image Source/ TheHeraldBulletinNot only are the cameras everywhere and security everywhere they are also hidden in plain sight on the actual playing table. The person sat next to you playing his hand may actually be a member of security. They can spot cheaters much more easily this way.

36. The Officers Move Around A Lot

Image Source/ casino.orgIf you want to spot who is a security officer then look for those people moving around a lot, trying out a variety of different tables. Plus, they won't be playing with much money because the money belongs to the casino. They also won't be fixated on winning.

36. Employees Can Be Fired For Giving Freebies

Image Source/ cryptomodeEmployees can get fired for giving out freebies (also known as comp in the field). It depends on who the customer is and how much money they are losing. For example if an employee gives comp to someone who has not created the casino a profit they may be fired.

37. The More You Lose The More Freebies You Get

Image Source/ gamblingsitesThe more you lose...the more freebies you will be given from staff. This is because the casino wants to keep you there to continue your losing streak. Plus, you may feel a little bit better about the situation if you are loaded with freebies of some kind.

38. Alcohol Makes People Spend More

Image Source/ Drinks FeedThere's a reason you get free alcoholic drinks and it is definitely not because the casino is generous. But, if you have a few drinks your judgement becomes slightly impaired which helps you lose. If you want to concentrate properly then avoid the drinks.

39. There Are More Cards On The Table

Image Source/ The GuardianThere are more cards on the table than you think. It is actually a mixed deck which makes it harder and will deter card counters as they do not know what is in the pack. So don't assume you are playing with a standard pack - especially in a game of poker.

40. They Encourage You To Take Larger Chips

Image Source/ FilmDailyFor example, if they give you a few $25 dollar chips instead of loads of $5 you make think it's the same or it's just easier and makes sense. But that means that you likely put down more money when you bet - which is, of course, exactly what the casino wants.

41. They Use Extra Oxygen Supply

Image Source/ The Hindustan TimesCasinos reportedly use extra oxygen through the air conditions. This is to keep everybody active, the more active you are the more you play. There is no point a casino having a room full of sleepy and slow people because it means less money for them to make through less games.

42. They Will Never Let You Lie Down

Image Source/ gamblingsites.comNot in the lobby while you wait, not in the couches, not at three am or even if you have lost everything and cannot get a ride home. This is because it brings down the atmosphere of the casino and may also make other players realise that they are also tired and should sleep.

43. People Pass A Full Day Without Realising

Image Source/ NEPMAs we have seen, without clocks and windows there is no concept of time. And it is not infrequent at all for people to spend whole days inside a casino and not even realise. They then exit the building with no concept of what the time is or sometimes even what the day is any more.

44. You Are Not Allowed To Wear Hoods/ Hats

Image Source/ thesunchronicleThis is especially true for card tables - you are not allowed to wear a hoody or a cap or anything that obscures your face. This is because the security cameras are watching you and need to see your face and identity. Plus, it makes it much harder to cheat this way too.

45. Shootings Have Happened Inside Casinos

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It is a horrific thing that shootings have happened before inside casinos. In fact, just this year, 2022, there was a shooting in Vancouver, Canada, where a man opened fire killing two people, before he himself was killed by the police when they arrived.

46. They Pay The Local News Outlets

Image Source/ CNBCYou may be thinking that none of these things come to light or seem very well known about the business of casinos at all. And that is because they have a lot of money which equates to power. So, they often will pay off local news or have a money based deal with them to hide things.

47. Sometimes Players Turn Against The Employees

Image Source/ casino.orgWhen players start to lose they get aggravated and instead of stopping and walking away they sometimes start to blame the employee for example, the person dealing. Sometimes they can get aggressive towards staff and have to be dealt with by security.

48. Employees Like It If You Win

Image Source/ casinos.orgRemember, the employees of the casinos are not the owners so whether people win or lose they receive their monthly wage no more no less. So actually, they are more likely to get tips from people who are winning, and so they are usually glad if their customers are happy and winning.

49. Staff Engage More If You Tip

Image Source/ TwitterStaff are not that bothered about chatting, unless you are tipping as you tell the staff your life story. In that case they will be more than obliging. If you are not tipping you may notice a difference in their attitude towards you and how they do not try and hold the conversation.

50. They Watch How Much You Drink

Image Source/ thebaffingcasinoThe casino does not want you to drink TOO much and so they do watch if you are drinking too much alcohol. This is because they want to limit their own liability. For example to stop someone trying to sue them claiming that the casino was taking advantage while they were drunk.