Entering any casino, whether it be land-based or online, can be a little daunting. But, in order to give you a sense of confidence, we’ve put together a list of seven things casinos don’t want you to know.
Slot machines all play in the same musical key.
The clever thing about slot machines is that they all play in the same musical key – C major. This is, so the theme songs don’t clash, and you’ll be more likely to play Slots for longer.
The casino is watching you.
Every brick-and-mortar casino is home to multiple cameras, which are constantly scanning you and making sure you’re practicing correct casino etiquette. These are also designed to keep you safe by making sure no one is cheating or behaving unfairly.
Modern-day technology can also keep track of the chips in the casino, so not only is your every move being monitored but so is how much you spend.
If you’re a high-roller, there’s a chance the casino is going to be watching you more closely.
There are no clocks
You might have noticed that there are no clocks or windows in most casinos, which could cause you to lose track of time. This is done purposefully by land-based casinos as another way to keep you playing.
To combat this, we recommend wearing a watch or simply asking a croupier every now and then, as they’ll be more than happy to help.
Play the games with a lower house edge.
When playing casino games at a land-based venue or online, it’s recommended to play games that have a lower house edge. An example of this is Blackjack, where you’ll want to find a table that hosts gameplay with as few decks of cards as possible.
Learn new games at busier tables.
If you’re new to a game, it’s natural to gravitate toward a table where there are fewer players. However, in this situation, the best thing to do is join a busier game, as there’ll be plenty of other people around that you can watch and learn from.
There’s no such thing as ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ Slots.
You might have heard of the terms ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ in various slot games. This is used to describe whether a game is on what seems to be a winning or losing streak.
Whilst this idea might influence how long someone plays a particular game, it’s important to remember that Slots are based purely on chance, and the outcome is created by a Random Number Generator (RNG). An RNG has no memory, and therefore it’s impossible for a slot game to have hot or cold streaks.
How frequently a machine might pay out can be gauged by looking at the Return to Player (RTP) rate and volatility. But even with this, a prize is never guaranteed.
The house always has the edge.
Finally, it’s important to remember that the casino always has the edge in the end. Ultimately, over a period of time, the casino will end up making more money than you. That’s just how it works.
Now you know some of the secrets of the casino, do you think you’ll be giving them a try anytime soon?