Best selling gaming author Frank Scoblete recently published an article titled The Mesmerism of Slots. It’s a pretty amazing article.
Here’s a quote from the article:
Many such players are actually not all that aware of the game in and of itself. Instead, they are playing a game at the front of their consciousness but deep down, somewhere in that area between awake and away, many slot players are doing something else, perhaps something serious, inside their minds.
I am speculating that slot machines are not just slot machines but they are something else, something that channels the unconscious or general awareness as opposed to acute awareness.
I submit to you that many players are solving problems, calming jangled nerves, planning their futures, or going into a kind of reverie.
The full article is highly recommended, here’s another quote:
The slot machines are noisy in the midst of the bustling casinos, yet, they are the Western, modern version of a rock garden and the players are the adventurers. The noise in the casino is merely the background wind.
I think you get the point, but here’s one more:
I sometimes wonder if slot players are in some kind of alpha brainwave state of relaxed awareness, the kind of consciousness that mediation brings.
Do you enter a relaxed state of consciousness when playing Michigan Lottery Online Instant Games?
I probably have yet to enter this zone while playing, but I think there is a lot to Frank Scoblete’s idea.