Inside the casino – décor, dice, dos and don’ts

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If you’ve spent some time in the casino, whether it be land-based or online, then you’re sure to be familiar with certain factors that make the experience so unique. Have you ever noticed that the carpets are crazy, that everything is so particular – even down to the dice – and that there’s an unspoken etiquette that holds up the class of the casino atmosphere? Even online you’ll find that the etiquette is paramount, alongside busy graphics and bright animations, welcoming you onto the website.

Join us as we venture inside the casino to discover why these unique choices are so important to maintaining the glamour that we all often associate with casino gaming.


Dos and Don’ts

As previously mentioned, casino etiquette is paramount in maintaining the high-class experience we all expect when visiting a brick-and-mortar establishment, or playing with a live dealer at an online casino. We’ve comprised a short list of some of the most crucial dos and don’ts for you to consider when taking your place at the gaming tables.

  • Do turn off your mobile phone – taking photos and receiving distracting phone calls is a quick way to annoy players.
  • Don’t forget to tip the dealer. Whilst it’s not mandatory, when at a land-based casino, it’s only polite.
  • Do dress properly. Research the casino’s dress-code before you go.
  • Don’t be rude. This one goes for both live casinos online, and land-based gaming. The croupier is only doing their job. Being rude won’t get you very far.
  • Do ask for help if you need it – both online and land-based casinos are designed to have staff behind the scenes to help you make the most out of your gaming experience. 

Carpet, walls and websites

Next, we’re going to look into the unique interior choices and delve beyond an online casino’s URL.

If you’ve visited a land-based establishment, you’re sure to have noticed the quirky carpet or flooring that you’d be unlikely to want in your home. Colourful swirls and patterns, spaceships and artwork are sure to get you wanting to look anywhere else but the distasteful décor. Of course, in some lavish casinos, you’ll find expensive marble flooring that definitely will not distract you from the gaming tables, but where this is not the case, the loud carpets actually have a benefit.

Some casino carpets have hidden symbols, such as rainbows, to make the players feel good and subconsciously lucky, encouraging them to keep trying to further boost their bankroll. Loud patterns with deep purples and blacks are often practical too, as any marks and dirt on the carpet are generally harder to spot.

You might have also noticed the lack of clocks in a land-based casino. This is so that players can become fully immersed in gameplay. You might want to wear a watch if you’re not planning on spending all day in the casino, however.

The same goes for online casinos as well. Whilst they can’t cleverly pick out a carpet, they can ensure that there’s flashy pop-ups, bright colours and clearly-labelled directions to help you navigate around the website. The bright colours, animations and sound effects are designed to give you the essence of a land-based casino – compensating for the physical atmosphere in which it lacks. You’ll also find pictures of smiling faces and casino croupiers to give you a warm welcome.

It’s clear that everything within the casino is very cleverly thought out – from testing the games and dice to ensure they stay fair, to the intricate lines and colours on the carpet. So, the next time you visit either a land-based or online casino, keep an eye out for the little details, and notice how they affect your mood, gameplay, and even the amount of time you wish to stay there. It’s clear that casino gaming is definitely much more than just the gaming.

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