How are Casinos Designed?
The designs of casinos have changed a lot over the years. As the people visiting casinos have come and gone, casinos have updated their looks to keep up with the new generations moving onto the gambling scene. The old casinos we remember are dark, disorienting and a little bit too colorful. They were designed that way for a reason, of course.
All of these components implemented in the design of a casino created the perfect atmosphere for gamblers. Before a designer can get to work on creating an amazing casino, there are a few things that they need to include in their plans. This is because they want to create the perfect environment and there are some traditional elements of casino design that do that. However, the people gambling have changed, so casinos needed to change too.
What’s surprising to see is that despite these design traditions still holding strong after all of these years, there are new traditions and trends still being found today. One of the main things that a lot of casinos are all changing is the layout of the casino floor. Typically, most casinos used to have a maze-like layout on their floor. There were narrow pathways in between machines and you had to walk some distance to find the exit behind all of the randomly placed machines. Nothing was neatly organized and anyone could easily get lost.
This layout became popular in casinos because gamblers that got lost in the mazes of machines and tables would often find themselves tempted to spend a little more on their long walk to the exit. However, this layout isn’t what modern casino designers are using. Instead, they had a new idea.
Machines and tables, instead of being placed randomly around the floor, are organized into tight clusters with lots of walking space in between them. This way, the machines don’t get too crowded and people can easily see where they want to go and how to get there. This is called the ‘playground’ layout because it gives the players lots of space to explore. Studies have shown only recently that the ‘playground’ layout is actually a lot more effective than the old maze layout that most casinos used.
Gamblers feel a lot more comfortable when they have extra room, which makes them want to stay longer, and it also means that they can find the games that they want to play in seconds instead of spending ages walking around all of the games that they don’t want to play. No longer do players bump shoulders with others and hide in corners. Now, you have all the space you want and can be the star of the table if you choose. Get yourself a cool poker name and make the most of all of that extra space.
There are still a lot of elements of casino design that are still in use today, though. This includes low ceilings that create a homey atmosphere, colorful and eye-catching interior design to amuse and inspire the players, and good lighting to ensure that the tables are well lit at any time of day or night. However, there is a lot more freedom being given to casino designers these days and all sorts of creative and innovative ideas are being used in casinos. Some use lots of natural light instead of keeping rooms dark and artificially lit, while others entice players by circulating pleasant smells around the floor. You should see for yourself how different new casinos look these days.