Feel like every time you walk into a casino, you’re stepping into some bizarre new-age maze? Ever noticed how, at casino hotels, you always seem to end up walking past the same clanging slot machines, now matter how desperate you are to exit?
That’s not unintentional. In fact, it’s another deliberate tactic that casinos around the world use to keep you gambling.
That vast sea of tables, flashing lights, lack of recognizable landmarks, seemingly illogically placed machines and unclear exits are designed to disorient you, making it difficult to leave.
Casinos also place the flashiest, easiest and most profitable machines close to the entrance to draw you in and get the adrenaline flowing, with the hope that the bug will bite and you’ll venture in deeper.