It's no secret that casinos are designed to encourage visitors to stay (and hopefully gamble). But how far do casinos really go?
- free drinks
- no clocks
- no windows
- labyrinth design
- alluring sounds
This BBC article seems to confirm at least some of these tricks. But I'm especially interested in the "extra oxygen" claim:
No ordinary air-con for US casinos, where extra oxygen may be pumped in to help players stay alert. The manufacturer of oxygen boxes used in Las Vegas casinos has recently launched the product [in the UK].
Has there ever been a report about a casino pumping extra oxygen into their rooms? Wouldn't that be illegal, due to the increased fire hazard?
According to L. Vincent Poupard:
In every state in the United States, it is illegal for an establishment to pump oxygen into the air ducts. All states enforce this law by threatening to take away a company's business license if it is found that they are doing this kind of act.
Occasionally, members of the Las Vegas Gaming Commission will enter a casino to test the oxygen levels. This is to ensure the general populace that this action is not happening.