Why Are There No Windows In A Casino?

We’re not talking about a virtual online casino, of course. Those never have windows. No – we’re referring to the real bricks and mortar casinos, ones that have real slot machines and tables that welcome players from all over the world. If you have ever been inside a casino like this, you might not even have realized there are no windows. But take a moment to look around and you’ll see this is true. Why is that?

The secret is obvious when you think about it. When you step inside a casino, you are greeted by lots of slot machines, table games, and other games to check out. Once you get away from the doors at the entrance to the casino, you are inside a space that is filled with action and temptation. That’s the idea – the owners of the casino want you to be fully immersed in this experience.

If you step inside the casino on a bright afternoon, you’d soon know what time of day it was if there were windows in the room. You’d see when it started to get dark. You might think, ‘hey, I should really get going. It’s time for dinner,’ for example. You’d be aware of the time and therefore you’d be more likely to leave earlier than you would if you had no sense of time.

That’s why these casinos remove the windows, putting you in a situation where everything feels the same whether it is 3pm or 3am. If you become unaware of time passing, the chances are you will remain inside the casino, playing their games and potentially losing your cash, for longer. The house edge might be small, but the casinos know that keeping you inside for longer means they’re likely to make more from your playing session.

And that’s why you’ll never find a window inside any casino, anywhere in the world. Neat and clever, don’t you think? And certainly something you should be aware of before you set foot inside.