Why Casinos Don’t Have   Clocks or Windows (Explained!)


Casinos don’t have clocks or windows because they want to keep players focused on playing games. Casinos make more money the longer you play and clocks distract players by giving them a reference for how long they have been playing.

Why Don’t Casinos Have Clocks?

When you enter most normal places of business, it’s common to be able to look around and spot a clock on the wall. This is a service that many businesses supply for their customers as an added convenience.

Why Don’t Casinos Have Windows?

For much the same reasons as clocks, casinos don’t typically have windows either. If you sit down at a machine in the evening and you suddenly notice that it’s getting light outside, it may shock you into leaving and getting some sleep.

Psychological Tricks Casinos Use To Keep You Spending

The lack of clocks and windows are only two of the many psychological tactics in a casinos big bag of tricks.

Resort Atmosphere

Originally casinos were just that, a casino floor with table games and machines. Nowadays, the biggest casinos provide guests with an entire resort experience including shopping, fine dining, pools, spas, etc.

Maze Like Design

Casinos are designed much like a maze. This is especially true once you’re on the gaming floor. Everything is laid out so that you get lost in the never-ending rows of machines.