When placing a bet you might say a prayer to the casino Gods before you pull the Slot machine lever or even get a partner to blow on the dice when throwing them down the Craps table. Outside the casino there are superstitions following us throughout daily life. Not walking under ladders, not putting new shoes on the table or those poor black cats that cross your path also have a terrible reputation when it comes to superstitious people. All in all when it comes down to it, research shows that more than half of us are superstitious. Let’s explore all the ways people bring that into the casino.
Some people think that a lucky charm will help them in their quest of finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In other words they believe that bringing in a charm will allow them to walk away with the jackpot winnings in their chosen casino. These charms come in varied shapes and forms, depending entirely on the individual. In the past the most popular lucky charms included horseshoes, lucky coins, a rabbit’s foot, four leaf clover or an article of clothing that they happened to wear at a time when they won something in the past.
IT IS ALL IN THE RITUAL
Rituals have been a big thing for gamers for a long time now. Performing some sort of action before placing a bet has been believed to bring good luck. This comes in many forms, from crossing your fingers, knocking on wood, kissing a partner, stacking your chips in a certain way, calling for a card aloud or blowing on dice.
In your daily life crossing your legs seems like a simple action without much meaning, but not in the gambling world. It is social suicide, or rather betting suicide to cross your legs before placing a bet as it will ensure that your bet will not bring forth any winnings. Other ways that will ensure bad luck for the superstitious is counting the money you have won thus far. In doing so it is said that you are blocking future winnings from coming your way. Entering through the front door of the casino is one of the more extreme, but popular ways to wave goodbye to luck if you ask superstitious individuals. In doing so you are picking up the bad luck left behind by people leaving the casino.