It’s hard to get out of the windowless rooms with psychedelic carpets on the floor, but it’s nice, and fun, despite the risk of being poor. We did not describe a torture chamber or experiments on consciousness but characterized a typical casino. As a psychologist, it was interesting for me to consider the features of the influence of gambling on the psyche and human behavior, but the topic of this article is different.
Having analyzed not only popular sources of information on the Web and even a couple of scientific dissertations, we want to tell you interesting facts about gambling and casinos. As Postman Pechkin said in Prostokvashino, to improve education.
Currently, you can try your luck not only at roulette or with a “one-armed bandit”. In sweepstakes, people place bets without leaving their homes; you can also try to win the lottery from any mobile device with Internet access (you don’t always need to buy a real ticket). One of them is the Golden Cup lottery, the essence of which is to draw an electronic ticket in a self-service terminal on the company’s official website. Extra numbers are then deleted by the computer.
Until the middle of the 16th century, the state had no influence on gambling establishments. Do you want to have fun playing games for money? The law does not prohibit it, but the church, which seriously influenced public life, did not approve of this. The clergy condemned the game of grain. Players tossed small white and black dice. The winning was determined by the combination of the dropped color on the marked board. It was reprehensible to play grain, but both peasants and representatives of the upper classes indulged in this. Since that time, gambling has appeared in legislative acts and is regulated by the rule of law.
During the Second World War, the maps were used as a cover for the map. Funny pun! In the playing cards, under the top layer, part of the plan to escape from the concentration camp was hidden. It was necessary to know the combination, and how to add them to get the complete scheme.
At the beginning of the 20th century, halls with slot machines were outlawed, in which combinations fell out in the form of card suits, and the winnings were given out in coins. Cunning businessmen deftly circumvented the law by releasing new slot machines. They used pictures of berries, and in case of a match of four cherries, strawberries, etc. in a row. The player received the winnings with chewing gum with the same taste.
Gambling Conquered Time
Elite casinos are designed and equipped with a certain intent. There are no windows and clocks so that visitors do not watch the passage of time and rush home. And consciously, a person will want to stop very soon, because. rows of slot machines are arranged in such a way that it is difficult for visitors to find a way out. Like in a maze. Inside some casinos, the lighting is dimmed, and the bright light falls only from the screens of slot machines, attracting you.
Not knowing the time, a person is in no hurry to leave the casino. Only fatigue can overwhelm him. But even here the enterprising owners have thought of everything. The floor has a bright carpet with contrasting colors, and intricate patterns, the look of which keeps the players in good shape.