Most casinos do not have clocks, as they pose an extreme fire hazard. Instead, they use gaudy floor coverings and wall coverings in bright colors to cheer patrons and stimulate the casino. The color red is commonly used for decorating, and it is believed to cause people to lose track of time. However, there are some basic precautions you should take to prevent being cheated. Here are some of them: (*)

* Always place bets within your means. Since casinos are limited by size, they cannot accept more money than they can afford to lose. In addition, every game they offer gives them a mathematical expectation of winning. Hence, they almost never lose money on any game. Besides, casinos regularly offer lavish inducements to big bettors, like reduced-fare transportation and free drinks. In addition, casinos may also offer free cigarettes. This is a great way to win big.

* A casino has an inherent statistical advantage, which can be as low as two percent. This advantage is enough to make a casino profitable if millions of people bet at it. In addition, casinos are regulated by laws to ensure fair play, so they must have a high percentage of customer satisfaction to stay in business. Regardless of whether a casino is a good place to gamble, there is no reason to feel discouraged. Even a small casino’s odds are not against you!