Casinos are fun, energetic places to go with friends or family. They are usually decorated in glitzy, flashy ways with upbeat music and plenty of places to eat and drink. There are many games available, including poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat. These games of chance are what give casinos the billions in profits they rake in every year.

However, casinos would be nothing without their patrons. They are a diverse group of people, from the regulars who strut around like cocky big spenders to those who just want to win back what they lost on their last bet. Most of them don’t consider how the glitzy design and psychology tricks used by casinos are designed to make them keep spending and craving coming back, even though they know that they will lose in the end.

Most casinos focus their attention on high rollers, people who place large bets and often stay for long periods of time playing slot machines or other games. These people are considered “good players” and get comps (free goods or services) worth a lot of money, such as free hotel rooms, dinners, tickets to shows and even limo service and airline tickets. High rollers are also ushered into special areas of the casino, away from the main action, where they can gamble with much higher stakes. These games are sometimes referred to as high-stakes or high limit games. They also have mathematically determined odds that ensure the house has an edge over the players.