As you know, there is big, big money to be made from gambling. Betting sites are common place on the world wide web, whereas there are more and more casinos opening up in big cities than ever before.

When we think of gambling, we instantly think of the bright neon lights of Vegas and while it is very possible for gamblers to walk away with some serious money, generally-speaking it’s the casinos that ultimately win out. The odds are most definitely stacked in favour of the casinos, so how can you turn things around and tilt them slightly more in your favour? Well, to begin with, it pays to know the tricks of the trade. Here are some secrets that the casinos don’t want you to know.

Casinos watch everybody closely

When you walk into a casino, if you can tear your eyes away from the endless sea of slot machines and roulette tables and look up at the ceiling, you’ll notice a lot of cameras. When you enter a casino, it’s like entering an episode of a reality TV show. Security monitor these cameras 24/7 and are watching your every move. Even the slightest hint of cheating, and they’ll be on you like a rash. Sometimes they’ll remove gamblers for simply enjoying a prolonged winning streak. This may sound unethical, but they have the right to do so, just as an all you can eat restaurant reserves the right to remove a competitive eater.

Casinos are designed to keep you inside

If you enter a casino, take a look out of the windows and see what you can see. Oh, that’s right, you can’t because there are no windows. Most buildings want to bring as much natural light inside as possible, as natural light makes everything seem light, airy, spacious, and welcoming. Not casinos. Casinos don’t want natural light inside. The reason for that is that they don’t want you to know what time it is. 2pm in the afternoon could quite easily be 10pm at night. There are also no clocks on the walls, and there are rumours that some casinos pump fresh oxygen inside the buildings to help people feel awake. There are often complimentary drinks and food, entertainment, and much more besides. Basically, the longer they can keep you inside, the more money you will likely spend.

Security can spot cheats easily

Cheaters never prosper, especially in the world of gambling. Casinos hire security experts that are trained to spot the tell-tale signs of cheating. People sitting close together is a giveaway, as is making irrational bets with money, and ‘rubber-necking’ which is basically where people are constantly looking around the casino, rather than concentrating on the game that they’re playing.

Dealers rely on tips

In the US, tipping is custom in most places. In many parts of Europe – not so much. Dealers in most casinos in the US, however, only make minimum wage and rely on tips to help them earn a decent wage. If you’re on a hot streak and win big, you may wish to tip your dealer.