The Poker Club Traps

Poker clubs are a mysterious courtyard with psychological trappings and you never know what you might encounter. Did you know poker clubs are designed ideologically to help keep players endure long hours of poker games? Yes, poker clubs use ‘undercover’ tactics on the players psyche to make them feel relaxed, wanted, and confident. Following are the gimmicks used by poker clubs to keep the games rolling and not make their players miss the non-stop action of online poker game:

No Clocks

You will hardly find any wall clocks in poker clubs. Instead of encouraging people to follow time and be dependable, poker clubs silently push poker players to be engaged in games endlessly. Basically they follow an old saying – when someone is engaged in an activity, time drifts by at a faster pace. Because of this, even dealers don’t wear watches, so don’t expect to get the time from them. The next time you enter a poker club, pretend you are on a vacation and spend more time than planned playing the game.

No Windows

If you are regular casino or a poker club goer, then you must have observed that you can only see windows next to entrance and exit doors. And when you get inside the casino you hardly see any. The basic purpose of not having any windows is that, poker clubs don’t want you to have inkling of what is going in the outside world. For instance, if you see that it is getting dark outside, then your mind will tell you “its time to move on”; and this thought of exiting from poker club will take you away from poker, and poker clubs don’t want that. Thus, they make sure that the outside world is non-existent for you so that your mind doesn’t get diverted.

Lights and Sounds

Poker club is a symphonic place which provides alluring freshness thereby captivating the heart and mind of the poker player. Thanks to the euphoric sound of ringing bells, flashing lights, mollifying soundtracks and whirring slot wheels which non-verbally pitch in “Win! Win! Win!” in the minds of poker players and make them feel positive about the money lost. It indirectly motivates poker players to get into action and play more in-spite of the losses incurred.

Drinks and Food

Drinks and snacks are generally free in casinos and poker clubs, and they really work out well. Waiters and waitress with tray full of drinks and food keep the players gratified and feeling cheerful. Further, feeling of contentment leaves even smart poker players with slow brain activity and affect the decision making power. Last but not the least, poker players tend to bet more chips when they are physically gratified.


Poker clubs cannot operate without complementary services. Generally, poker players are offered coupons for free meals, buffet, etc. and loyalty card to influence them to keep coming back. Such perks make them feel important even if they are low-stake players. Even if they lose money, this makes players feel as if they have gained something, and drives them to visit the poker club again. After all, low rollers are more important to poker clubs than high rollers because most of their business comes from small players. But that doesn’t mean there are no perks for high rollers and VIP members. These players are given royal treatment because poker clubs don’t mind losing money by giving away a free suite to them because their ultimate goal is to get that player back.


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