What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…unless you lose your life savings. That comes with you.
Sure, for most people Las Vegas looks enticing. The glam the glitter, and the girls are all appealing. (And the buffets are even better.) But even Frank Sinatra sings about the “glory” days of Vegas not being so glorious.
Here are 17 things that the casinos hope you never figure out. Some of them are pretty shocking…
1. In the first fifteen years Atlantic city had casinos, violent crime rose by 199% and larceny skyrocketed 481%.
2. Two-thirds of gambling addicts eventually turn to crime to finance their habits.
3. Casinos are set up like giant mazes to intentionally get you lost so you never leave.
4. Free drinks keep you sloppy, drunk and bold.
5. Free meals and tickets to shows are meant to keep you in the casino so youll gamble longer.
6. Casinos specialize in games that produce near wins (like black jack and slot machines) but ultimately take your money in the long run.
7. Bathrooms and food are located deep into the casino catacombs, keeping you from escaping.
8. The lighting in casinos is made to resemble your living room, making you more calm and comfortable.
9. The Catholic and Judaic faiths have tolerated and supported gambling in the past.
10. Casinos purposefully put shiny lights all over the place to imply that everyone is winning (they are usually not).
11. There are no clocks and rarely any windows in casinos, keeping the gamblers from worrying about how long they are gambling.
12. Keeping track of previous results wont help you figure out the coming results. (Its all random, dudes!)
13. Knowing a game well wont increase your chances of winning by much. It”s mostly chance.
14. You wont win your money back just from paying long enough.
15. Gambling has been around since prehistoric times.
16. Just because you gamble more, it doesnt mean you”re destined to have a big win.
17. Only 9% of Californias Native Americans benefit from casinos.
Oh, also Atlantic City smells bad. That”s another fact I just gathered on my own as a boy vacationing on the Jersey Shore just down the ways from Atlantic City. Just my input, but I can”t imagine Las Vegas smells any better.