Why do casinos have ugly carpets? —
There are many rumors about casinos. One I posted about earlier
is the belief that casinos pump in oxygen to encourage people to gamble more. (It's not true). Another rumor focuses on the carpets in casinos
, which are often noticeably ugly. The theory is that there must be some diabolical reason why they're so ugly.
David Schwartz, a historian of gambling, writes
, "Casino carpet is known as an exercise in deliberate bad taste that somehow encourages people to gamble." He's collected an…