The gambling industry is worth more than $240 billion. The revenue from gaming wins across the globe totals $423 billion, according to research. You can bet that the people set to pocket this kind of money definitely employee certain tricks to keep that number increasing.
Slideshow: Secrets Casinos Don’t Want You to Know
The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Las Vegas found that the 23 casinos in Sin City brought in more than $72 million each in the 2013 fiscal year alone. They had managed to “win” $5 billion of their guests’ money. This is an average sum of about $630,000 a day, per casino.
The psychology of casinos goes far beyond the obvious – lack of windows and clocks force you to lose track of time, while free drinks impair your decision making and aromatherapy oils come through the vents and relax you.