When you walk into a casino, you step into a whole new world away from the hard working, monotonous routine of your everyday life. It’s time to play and unwind from all of life’s stressors—you are the master of your own destiny at the casino. While you are occupied by the slot machine lights and rolling dice, you may have not ever noticed some of the seemingly simple aspects in the casino.
Every part of a casino is designed to enhance and maximize your enjoyment and overall gambling experience, including the color of the green card tables. Here are a few casino facts that you might not have known, but will change the way you perceive casinos from now on.
Green with Everything
Green may seem like the obvious color choice for a casino because of one simple thing: money. It is quite fitting considering money is a casino’s top priority, but that is actually not the reason for the green theme—and no, green is also not the color choice because everyone will be envious of you hitting the jackpot at the end of the night. Although these could very well be the reasons, the actual motive behind it is much more subtle, yet still intentional.
It all has to do with psychology. Green is a calming and relaxing color. If a casino is meant for you to have fun and unwind from your day, then what better color for you to look at than green? The color green offers a balance between warm colors like yellow and red and cool colors like blue and purple. It is essentially the perfect neutral color, not too much of one or the other.
The idea is to make each casino guest feel welcomed and comfortable, and using the color green can help enhance this feeling. Since you will more than likely be playing alongside strangers at a card table, it is thought that the color green will help you relax and become more comfortable so that you will not become intimidated or put off by the unknown when sitting at a green card table.
Maybe It’s the Baize
Another theory as to why casino card tables are green has to do with the baize material used to cover these tables. This material was originally used for snooker tables because it was able to slow the rolling balls down enough to aid the tactical side of the game while keeping a smooth flow going. The baize material was died green to emulate a grass lawn. This material was then used on poker and other card tables to help the dealer slide cards across to other players.
It is also thought that casino card tables are green because of baize pool tables. In the past, when illegal card games were played on these pool tables, the players would use chalk to write on the table to keep up scores, money, and the like. This was convenient because if games were interrupted by law enforcement, the chalk could easily be wiped away, and there would be no evidence of the game.
There is a lot more to your casino experience than you might have once thought, all the way down to the green card tables. If you are in the southern Nevada area, find out how Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino can enhance your complete casino experience, complete with those unique green card tables.