The Psychology of Luck and Superstition in Casinos

Many players use superstitions as a means of channeling luck into their casino gaming sessions, from betting specific numbers or crossing their legs while playing. Unfortunately, such beliefs can lead to problematic gambling behavior, as evidenced by various studies. One study determined that cognitive distortions related to Luck/Chance were associated with gambling problems at all three timepoints examined (baseline, 1-month and 6-months). People who believe they are fortunate tend to gamble larger sums. Superstitions Many people believe their superstitions have an advantageous effect on their gambling. Such beliefs and rituals…

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The Future of Virtual Reality in Casinos

Virtual reality offers casinos an exciting future: players will soon be able to experience real-life casinos from the comfort of their own homes without incurring transport and accommodation expenses. VR technology also gives players a tailored gaming experience by enabling them to customize their avatars and settings, making every gambling session more pleasurable for every individual player. Real-money games Virtual reality (VR) technology is quickly evolving and set to revolutionize online casinos as well. Game play will become more realistic, immersive and enjoyable; in addition, players will have access to…

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