Casino Myths, superstitions and luck

July 1, 2018 Casino Myths


The lucky fairy or the fortune goddess Fortuna go hand in hand with myths and superstitions. In this article we want to take a close look at the nature of myths, superstitions and happiness and try to explain them with a bit of logic and / or common sense.
Is there someone who does not like casino myths? The gambling centers of Monte Carlo, Las Vegas and Macau are full of them. By the way, one of the myths was described by the famous mobster, Mario Puzo (Yes, the author of the “Godfather” series) in his novel “Fools Die”. There, pure oxygen is pumped into the game rooms at the casino so that the players do not tire so quickly and play more.
For a logical thinking person this is of course utter nonsense. If a casino tried this, would it work? Then there is also the misconception or the myth that when a number appeared at roulette, this will no longer appear. Every schoolchild will be able to explain that this is both right and wrong. The chance that the number re-occurs is 1-to-35, and 1-35 that does not happen.
Many roulette players try the sleeping number tactics. This is one of the theories (see previous section) that a number can not appear twice. Supporters of this crude theory or should one rather say erroneous, really record each result in the roulette and then put their calculations or simple observations then a small fortune on the appropriate number.
Casinos are packed with such confused superstitions and no matter what logical arguments one uses, the followers are firmly convinced. This applies to roulette as well as slots. With the help of superstition, the casinos could earn even more if they were only selling various lucky charms in an in-house souvenir shop to the gamblers.