You’ve finally worked up the nerve to ask your crush out, and now the big question is: where should you go? Or maybe it’s not a first date, and you just want the night to be a bit special. Either way, why not think outside the box? Gambling and romance might not be natural bedfellows, but there are actually some excellent reasons why you should go on a date at a casino.
Casinos are designed to give their patrons a break from the routine and concerns of everyday life, exactly what a good date should also do. Just stepping onto the casino floor can cause a frisson of excitement to run through you, much like the one that strikes just before a long-anticipated kiss. And if you’re on a first date or one in the early stages of the relationship, there’s also the element of gambling, as we’re never sure how it will turn out.
A shared, high-intensity experience can help build bonds between people, and this is exactly what a casino can provide. Two people rooting for the roulette ball to land on the same number will have an automatic affinity for each other. And if the other person happens to be your date, this will be all the more heightened. Win or lose, the connection is made, and if your number doesn’t come in, you’ll have the pleasure of consoling each other.
Another reason why a casino could be the perfect location for a date is that they are not just about gambling. High-class casinos are palaces of pleasure and provide many other types of entertainment apart from their table and card games. There will also be plenty of opportunities to wine and dine your date in style, with most luxury casinos having at least one fine-dining restaurant on the premises.
And the good news is that food and drink in casinos are usually very reasonably priced, as the management is aware that punters who are well-fed and content, tend to spend more time at their establishment. Furthermore, it does tend to encourage a more fun and social atmosphere. However, if anyone is looking for a more relaxed environment then maybe the bingo scene would suit, and even popular online bingo sites might be a good starting point, with opportunities to chat, interact with friends and check each other from a distance.
Dates are about getting to know the other person, and watching how someone behaves in a casino is a great way of doing this. Do they have self-control? How do they react under pressure? Are they good losers? All these questions and more can be answered at the tables. But be warned, your date will also be able to evaluate you, so be on your best behaviour.
And that brings us to our final point. There’s no magic recipe, formula or even location that will guarantee a successful date. Casinos can be fun but if you spend the date sitting in front of a slot machine endlessly feeding it coins, you’re probably not going to get another one. A successful date depends as much or more on the attention you pay your partner than the location. So be sure to choose casino games where you can still interact while playing, like roulette or craps.
And at the end of the night, if you don’t walk away from the tables a winner, just remember the old saying “unlucky at cards, lucky in love!”