Las Vegas is one of the most sought after cities in United States of America. It can even be said Las Vegas makes the United States of America more attractive. This city is also called as resort city with almost all resorts owning a Casino. Las Vegas is the city concentrated with large number of casinos. Casinos are all about entertainment and money. It’s the only place where we can get entertained and at the same time earn or lose money for the entertainment. Contradictorily it can be even said, the only place where we can earn money along with the entertainment. Astonishingly there are some casinos with live environment events such as music, dance, stand-up comedy, concerts and sporting events.
The term Casino is originated from Italian, meaning the house or social club where pleasurable activities like dancing, gambling, music and sports took place. Interestingly the Casinos were originally named as ‘Saloons’ in American history. The saloons were mostly populated with travellers who would love to be entertained by meeting other people for talking, drinking and of course to do some gambling. Even for a brief period of time casinos were banned and outlawed. But in 1931, the gambling was again first legalized in the state of Nevada, currently the place where higher numbers of casinos are located. Yes, you guessed it right. It’s the vibrant Las Vegas.
Casinos are generally designed with optimized floor plan, décor and ambience which encourage the customers to gamble more psychologically. Factors like music, odor, lighting and even certain scents on gamblers make the place more desirable. Probably that’s one of the reasons why people are crazy about the place. It’s a feast to eyes and brains(by numbing).
Bingo – Game with printed ticket to mark off the numbers on it.
Keno -- Lottery like gambling, with players wager by choosing number from 1 to 80. And player is paid based on the how many numbers were chosen randomly. This is set by the casinos.
Most of the Casinos have all or some of the below mentioned bingo games that are played for money. Any game played for money can also be played for fun.
Table Games - Games played on the table and operated by one or more live dealers like a croupier or poker dealer.
Electronic Gaming – Games played on a machine which are mostly self–operated.
Like every coin is two-sided, Casino’s flip side is crime. It’s one of the places which are highly guarded most of the times with the modern technologies. The large amounts of currency handling may tempt staff to cheat and steal or even the customers. So casinos are highly secured with both the physical force and security cameras. “Eye in the Sky” is one of the famous terms in Casinos to denote a specialized surveillance teams that monitors every single move in the house with the large number of Surveillance cameras. Even with the mountain high security, crime rate is still mountain higher. May be this is one of the reason why the most successful movie plots are based on the casino.To name a few Casino, Rounders, The sting, Ocean’s Eleven and 21 which are interesting movies and of course block busters.
Now we come to the heart wrenching part of the story. Like I said earlier, the attraction is sometimes fatal. Gambling is all about playing our chances. But somewhere our heart says ‘May odds be in our favor’. Knowing when to stop is the top tip to gamble safely. Gambling is addictive and casinos earns on that addiction. To minimize our chances of being in trouble, it’s always important to know the rules. Some of the pointers are
Set limits on money and time
Spend money only for fun
Don’t gamble when in stress
Don’t gamble to recover the loss
Don’t borrow to play and recover
Don’t chase your losses by making the hole bigger.
If you win big, enjoy and relish the moment rather than being greedy.
Don’t take credit and bank cards with you.