Why are casino players superstitious?

Casino superstition

You may be able to force some luck into the game. At least, that’s what a lot of casino players will think who have already won nice amounts a few times. If you think about it, it can hardly be a coincidence that you always wore the same socks during those lucky game rounds. Or that you always had the same coffee mug on your desk. Is superstition really so common among online casino players? In this article we go deeper into the phenomenon of superstition.

What exactly is superstition?

If you are superstitious then you are actually convinced that there are supernatural forces, or outside influences that determine how something goes. And if you don’t perform these actions, you won’t get the results you hope for. This can be in all kinds of situations, for example before the start of a football match. It is also known in the theater world that actors wish each other ‘Hals und Beinbruch’ before a performance starts. Because literally pronouncing the word ‘success’ could lead to bad luck. Also in the gambling world it is very normal to be superstitious, or for example to apply recurring rituals before you start the game.

What kind of actions do casino players perform?

Often the actions associated with the superstitions are very personal, but you can also find some general superstitions in the casino world. These kinds of superstitions often originated in the past and have never gone away. Because why take the risk of trying it out if it might not be? It is better to take it as a superstition and stick to it or carry it out. Who knows, it might even give you a nice profit.

  • 13 as an unlucky number
    This may not only apply to casino game players. Most people will not choose 13 as their favorite number. But for casino players it is even more fraught. Because 13 is really seen as an unlucky number and they would rather not play with it. Extra annoying is that the color black has the same effect in superstitions. So in a roulette game betting on the color black, or on the number 13 is not an option for many players.
  • Whistle during the game
    It doesn’t seem very logical, but some people tend to whistle when they are concentrated. That can happen mindlessly. But according to superstition, this disturbs the good disposition of the gods. And of course you don’t want that because that can reduce the chance that you can win. Besides whistling, singing is not really appreciated either. But that can also be due to the fact that it can just be very annoying when you are working on an exciting casino game.
  • The entrance to the casino
    For some casino players it is very important to always enter the casino through the same entrance. That can be a side door, or not the revolving door. Fortunately, you don’t have to think about that when you play online casino. You are already in your own home, or on the go playing on your smartphone. And which entrance you take has nothing to do with your game anymore.

Superstitions can also bring luck

Above we only mentioned the things that casino players believe can bring bad luck. It is therefore better to avoid doing these things. But of course there are also rituals or events that can provide a little extra luck in the game. Do you have a game with a 7 or an 8 in it? That can just increase your chances of winning. It is not for nothing that the game developers have given their games names that incorporate these lucky numbers. Then if it’s not superstition that helps you win the game, at least you’ll have a good feeling before you get into it.

By Filip Mishevski

As a person that has been involved in the gambling industry for over 5 years, Filip knows all the tricks and trades of online casinos and casino games. He’s here to provide you with the best content and help you have a fun gaming experience. His specialities include online slots, gambling regulations, casino game strategies, bonuses and promotions and much more.