Of course you know that cities like Las Vegas make their money off of their enormous tourism economy full of hotels, restaurants, attractions and casinos, but did you know that Las Vegas is not the only place in the United States that benefits from casinos? In fact, many states around the country offer different forms of gambling, some via a state lottery and other through tribal casinos under federal jurisdiction. So why are casinos so popular?
For one, it is the sheer allure of becoming a big winner. How often have you caught yourself daydreaming about what you would do if you hit the jackpot and went home with a huge sum of money? Statistics show that even people who do not actively gamble will still actively participate in the daydream of winning. This is because the idea of easy money is one that has fascinated humans for generations.
Casinos also offer escapism. When people go to casinos, they go there to forget about the rest of their problems and perhaps even hope that a lucky pull on the slot machine might help solve some of their financial woes.
Have you ever noticed that casinos rarely have visible windows when you are on the casino floor? It is nearly impossible to determine what time it is and this is on purpose: casino owners want people to lose track of their day and truly escape in the casino.
That escapism is a large part of why hotels near casinos are so popular. When people are able to stay near a casino, they can leave late at night (after they have lost track of their day) go to their hotel to sleep and then be back at the casino early the next day to try their luck again.
Generally, lodging near a casino is a bit cheaper than some of the other options and this is because if people are spending less money on a low price hotel, they will then have more money to spend at the casino.
Plus, hotels know that casinos are a big draw to people, so they cater specifically to that crowd to make sure they become well-known for providing gamblers with a pleasant stay and a good time.
If someone wins at a casino, chances are, they will always return to stay at the same hotel they stayed in on the winning trip out of superstition each time they return to the casino.
Casinos provide a way for busy and stressed people to escape their stress and imagine, if only for a little bit, a world in which money could solve all their problems. This is what drives people to continue gambling and what continues to drive business to the nearby hotels.
If you are ever looking to go on a casino getaway, make sure to look at the hotels nearby as they will often offer you the best deals, the friendliest staff and the most pleasant experience. That way, even if you don’t wind up becoming a millionaire that trip, you will have at least made some wonderful memories.