What is superstition?
Well, it is the belief that there are gestures, words, objects… that have the power to attract good or bad luck.
You don’t have to be a great believer in the existence of magic or external entities that influence destiny, it is enough that, when faced with a situation that worries you or if you really want to achieve something, you let yourself be carried away by personal or popular beliefs. Who doesn’t cross their fingers at some point to attract luck?
Casinos are good places to observe all sorts of superstitions, because they are places where we all try to attract luck into our hands. At a table where the roulette ball is spinning slower and slower, it is very likely that players will repeat certain words, touch an amulet in their pocket or simply beg to stop at a chosen location.
What are the most common casino superstitions
The Rabbit’s Foot: Well, this superstition has been around for over twenty centuries and in order for it to be well executed and ‘work’, it requires that the rabbit’s foot in question is left rear and is carried in the back pocket. Also, according to our online research, the rabbit must be hunted by a cross-eyed person whose birthday coincides with Halloween and who remains unmarried. Other amulets that can be found in the pocket of a superstitious player include four-leaf clovers or horseshoes.
Lucky in love, unlucky in gambling: because of this old saying, many players never accompany their partners to the casino
The number thirteen: this superstition originated during the Holy Supper, where there were thirteen participants and one of them made it possible for Jesus Christ to be captured. However, there are those who choose it as their favourite number, precisely because it is so unpopular. Other numbers are also considered lucky or unlucky and in fact vary greatly from culture to culture.
Playing at the same table or sitting in the same chair: it is common for someone who has been lucky to want to repeat the scenario to find them in the same place. You repeat the scenario to recreate the moment when you won. Here we could include people who put on the same things they were wearing when they last won big (a sock, a shirt, etc.)
- Colours that attract luck: Gold and red are the favourite colours for players, also green. On the other hand, yellow is not usually welcome.
- Touch wood: a common gesture, although tables and chairs have wooden legs and seem to be inappropriate.
Wishing, a good example is the superstition that if you drop an eyelash: you can ask for your hand to be victorious.
Roll the dice while leaning on your right leg.
Holding two Jacks in Texas Hold’em: this is a card combination considered unlucky.
Holding three sixes: 666 is a number that some texts and popular beliefs attribute to the devil.
Sitting cross-legged. No! You are a barrier to good luck (and it is bad for circulation). Parallel legs are an important requirement in casinos.
We’ve prefaced many superstitions and we’re sure we’re leaving some more behind. It is obvious that man has always tried to influence chance through his own energy, although he does so knowing that anything can happen (which is why the game is exciting).
But the people who believe that winning or losing is the result of superstitions in a casino are undoubtedly the Chinese: for various reasons, we will devote a separate section to them here, because they have a lot of them and strictly follow them (an important casino in Las Vegas had to modify its main entrance, in the shape of a lion’s mouth, because Chinese players did not dare to play after crossing it).
- Frogs: The Chinese believe that frogs are good and are happy for men to win. And also that they attract good luck, so it’s easy to find small amulet treatments and often live creatures in Chinese player’s pockets.
- Number eight and four: the former is good luck and the latter is bad, very bad luck.
- The colour red: they usually wear some clothes in this colour because according to their tradition it attracts luck and fortune.
Touching the arm of someone who is playing: don’t do it! According to them, it brings great bad luck.
We are sure that online casino players also have their own exaggerations and repeat some gestures or words while watching the game unfold on their phones and screens: in addition, the whole casino-bonus team hopes that reading this article will bring you a lot of luck!