Three (3) Area Casinos for Fun, Entertainment and Overall Enjoyment!
Scott County is 40 miles or less from three (3) Indiana Casinos… Belterra Casino & Resort in Vevay, Caesar’s Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth and the French Lick Casino in obviously French Lick, Indiana.
Gambling can be a lot of fun when done for entertainment value… although we all understand that gambling does offer us the chance of winning money or BIG prizes, have you taken into consideration some of the other reasons that contribute to why we go to the boat to gamble? Here’s just a quick look into some of the psychology of gambling offers with a little insight into that question.
One of the reasons for gambling, is that it’s human nature to feel excited when taking risks and the positive feeling gained from gambling is no different. “Will my numbers come up?” “Will my team win?” It’s that sense of anticipation and how it creates a natural high, an adrenalin rush, a feeling that many of us seek when looking for fun and entertainment. When taken to the extreme, a feeling that some people believe they cannot live without.
Gambling offers an environment that can provide us an escape from everyday life. Whether it be the glitzy casino environment, a loud and exciting amusement arcade or even an online betting company, for the short time that we are taking part, we can be surrounded by different people, different sounds and emotional highs, all of which stimulate and arouse our senses.
Today’s media and advertising agencies understand the psychology of gambling and often portray a stylish, sexy, fashionable image of gambling and those who gamble. In film and TV, we see characters enjoying a night at the casino or an afternoon at the horse races laughing, cheering and sharing in the fun with people they enjoy. There is often the suggestion of “high society” and attending at “a place to be seen” associated with this form of advertising.
Gambling is now accepted as part of this country’s culture, and as such, is widely participated in (with varying frequency) by the majority of the population. As a young man, I was introduced to gambling by learning to play card games with my parents at home, we would play bingo with grandma, fill out our basketball tournament brackets or head out with friends on a Friday night to the boat for fun.
Psychology of Gambling: The Common Misperception
All of the above reasons for gambling tie into that most people think about gambling as a low-risk, high-yield proposition. Unfortunately, in reality, it’s quite the opposite: a high-risk, low-yield situation. The odds within the various games of chance always favor the house or the host casinos. Despite that, the thought and excitement of hitting a casino jackpot, regardless of the size, is often exciting and often too alluring – regardless of its probability.
This research amplifies the reason to “Stay Here and Go There” of the Scott County Visitors Commission message for tour groups as well as families traveling on a budget. With Scott County being located no more than 40 miles from three casinos, state parks, great festivals and sporting events, championship golf, museums and orchards and wineries too it makes for tremendous savings and easy travel “to and from” these venues, as a result of its hotel location at exit 29 on interstate 65. Contact the Scott County Visitors Commission at (812) 752-9211 for assistance with your next booking for activities in Louisville, southern Indiana and the surrounding areas.