Casino Community: All Pros and Cons
Believe it or not, casinos are a big part of our modern lives. Gambling, just like any kinds of entertainments, is a very big part, weather inside or outside the establishments that we call Casinos. Gambling and Casinos have influenced society, but how does society influence both of these things?
Whether we like it or not, gambling has become embedded in our lives and seems like it is not moving. The addiction towards gambling has been diagnosed all around the world and it has been listed as a real illness. But how do we relate this to the communal play in casinos? What are the good and bad things about the Casino community and the overall mentality that floats in the casino?
Communal play is always fun, and is a very good example is the current gaming industry. More game creators are looking towards creating content that can be easily shared with others, and more gaming companies are launching game titles that revolve around the multi-player or communal aspect of the game. This is because playing with others can be really fun. Not only do you get to share your experience, but you can also share your thoughts and feelings about the game and other parts of life.
The same can be seen in communal play in casinos. The real pro is the fact that it is fun. But it can also push people out of their comfort zone, and this can also be a double edged sword. For most people, the minute you set a foot in a casino you are out of that comfort zone. Pushing some people out of their comfort zone can open them to different experiences that they might otherwise not have enjoyed. The bad aspect is that comfort zones can sometimes be a good thing, and people might not feel comfortable betting on something and so on.
Peer pressure is one of the worst aspects of communal play in casinos. Even though this is something we are used seeing in the playground with children, peer pressure is a real threat to adults. Especially in a casino environment where money is involved, you might feel compelled to do something in order to win the respect of someone around you, or you might even want to impress someone. People often do it without thinking and this can lead to the excessive spending of money that people can’t afford to lose.
Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. Poker can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately poker is fair, and right, and just.