Gambling Superstitions in Different Parts of the WorldAugust 12, 2018
Do you believe in superstitions? Many people think they don’t, but they sometimes find themselves crossing their fingers to avert bad luck. Different superstitions have existed for many years and some people in the gambling world are superstitious. Some gamblers attach their beliefs to physical routines, items, certain numbers, and colors. Let’s talk about some common superstitions in the gambling industry.
People from Asian countries such as China associate red objects with prosperity and good luck. That’s the reason why some gamblers wear red clothes and red shoes. In Macau, some casinos have red walls and red furniture to bring good luck.
Crossing Fingers and Legs
Some players believe that crossing one’s fingers or legs while playing cards in a casino can chase away good luck.
Don’t Use the Main Entrance
There are gamblers who believe that entering the casino through the main entrance can bring bad luck. MGM Grand Casino made this belief popular after placing a huge lion at the entrance. Players entered the casino through the lion’s jaws. Although the casino changed the entrance, some people avoid entering casinos through the front door.
Leaving the Table, Looking Away, and Hiding the Screen
Some people believe that you can land a winning combination by looking away, hiding the screen, or leaving the casino table while playing. Others believe in staring at the screen every second.
Counting Money at the Casino Table
Certain superstitious card players avoid counting money at the casino table to prevent bad luck.
Lucky and Unlucky Numbers
It’s hard to tell why most people associate the number 7 with prosperity and associate the number 13 with bad luck. Interestingly, some hotels don’t have room or floor number 13. However, Asians believe that 13 is a lucky number.
In sum, people believe in all kinds of superstitions. Some players can’t lend money to other players, turn around, whistle, or touch other people’s shoulders while playing. Such beliefs may increase your confidence, but winning is all about luck.
Are you superstitious? Kindly share your views with us.