There’s something almost magical about walking into a casino. The bright lights, the sound of slot machines dropping pennies and those sultry aromas of gambling and liquor beckoning your senses to come play. But it’s not just about the free drinks and comps. Casinos use a whole host of psychological tricks and tactics to keep you inside playing until your pockets are empty or the sun comes up.
While these methods might seem a bit seedy, it’s all done in the name of profit. Every game offered in a casino gives the house a mathematical edge. That doesn’t stop casinos from offering big bettors lavish inducements such as hotel rooms, meals, tickets to shows and even limo service or airline tickets. Those who spend the most time at the table also receive a higher percentage of payout than those who wager smaller amounts.
Regardless of the tactics used to lure you in, a casino should have a variety of games and other entertainment options. The ability to interact with other players through the use of live dealers is a popular feature in many online casinos. This allows players to feel as if they are actually in the real world.
There have been countless casino movies made over the years but few are as iconic as the mob drama Casino. Featuring a brilliant cast led by Sharon Stone as the cold-hearted Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, a volatile hustler named Ginger and her psychotic friend Nicky Santoro, this is a true classic that holds up to the test of time.