Casino and gambling are virtually synonymous with Las Vegas. The city that never sleeps filled with casinos, the neon sign boards and the ever increasing gambling population. Vegas thrives on gambling and its casinos, and continues to grow owing to the laws made by the state which favor gambling. Casinos and multi star hotels dominate the skyline, and a few residential buildings can be found in Las Vegas. The place serves as a retreat for the big-wigs, pent-houses and other such resorts can be found here and there.
There are several games that can be played at Casinos; choices can be made based on the player’s skill. Some games like slots are dependent on luck more than skill; the game machines are engineered in such a way that the casino holds a fixed advantage over the player to ensure constant flow of money into the casino. Some games continue to fascinate the players an example is the slots machine. It is a machine that is coin operated, having 3/more reels set into rotation when a lever is pulled. A lot of luck factor is involved in this game and is one of the most popular games in a casino.
Players feel that they are in control of the game especially at casinos. The truth is bitter; it is the player who suffers a long-term disadvantage when playing with a machine. The machine has been engineered in such a way that it does not allow the player to win or even get close to a winning advantage. Another piece of information is that the casino does not pay you the amount it should for the odds that have been wagered. Poker, Blackjack and Craps operate on this basis. So while you keep increasing your bets and win in the end, the money which is given to you is not even half of what you actually deserve.
Poker is a popular game that is played at casinos. The players with a set of cards, place their bets and in the end the player with best combination of cards is awarded the money. Blackjack is yet another popular card game. It combines the skill of the player with decision making and counting of the cards. The odds can be turned to favor the player, by their strategy and decisions. However a person who has been found card counting is banned from entering the casino. He is blacklisted and often through word of mouth is banned from entering other casinos that offer blackjack.
Craps is a dice based casino game; money is wagered based on the outcome of one or multiple rolls of dice. The game is unique in the fact that there is no winning strategy or special skills that are required to win. Roulette is another popular game played at casinos. A rotating roulette wheel with numberings is spun and the bets are placed. The wheel is operated by a staff belonging to the Casino management. The numbering on the wheel is from 1 to 36 and if the bet is returned the wage is multiplied by 36. Craps is primarily luck dependent and is known to make millionaires out of paupers and vice versa.
Although playing at the casino guarantees unlimited fun and an amazing adrenaline wild ride, these games are meant to be addictive and ruthlessly perform well. People are drawn to them like flies to bright lights; and not many can resist the temptation that sets in when they’re near a gambling machine. Many gamblers have entered casinos as millionaires and left as paupers, and the number increases daily. Gambling is more addictive than narcotics, and people who gamble often forget that luck is not a dependent factor.