players don't know how to take advantage of the
floorman and what he can offer. In those casinos
where he’s not outwardly hostile to all winners,
a floorman is prepared offer certain amenities to
service really costs the casino nothing, since they
deduct the expense of free meals from their immense
profits. They satisfy their customers, who will,
in all probability, remain in a casino games that
comps them and be happy to play again at its tables.
gamblers realize that they can get free meals, free
shows, and other courtesies from a casino they give
moderate action to. And a player betting with $25
chips could ask for and probably receive a free
room as well. Why not! The casino wants this player
to be around its tables at all times, and there's
a great likelihood that a gambler will play at the
same hotel-casino he's staying at.
TO CASINO GAMBLER
Another reason for these casinos using electronic
g, other than the fact that they are made for gamblers
with funds, is the skill factor. Many of these electronic
games quire little or no skill. A slot machine, no
matter how gaudy it looks with its multitudinous payoffs,
is operated by pulling a handle or pressing a button.
The machine engages and either shows a winner or,
more probably, another loss. The loss is one to five
coins, depending on the machine, and there constant
payouts to keep the bettor engaged. In the long run
he or she will lose to the house, but the losses will
be limited. To further entice people, the casinos
constantly advertise that they have the "loosest
slots" or the "best payouts." In addition
to these enticements, some of the payouts can be monumental.
"Quartermania" machines and "Megabuck"
slots pay a million or several million dollars to
the lucky jackpot winner.
The players these casinos welcome are the "grinds"
in the gambling business-small-time players who never
make big bets and who are slowly ground down by the
casino advantage. Of all the people who gamble these
are the best for any casino in the long run. They
will never make a big win, except for the lightning
bolt big money jackpot, and if they do win moderate
amounts while playing, their constant play will eventually
return the wins to the casino. No matter how big the
casino, no matter how opulent, these players give
the house the bread and butter money that accounts
for a good percent-age of its profits. These players
are never discouraged from the casino.