There's something about a casino (specially certain casinos) that really pull me in. I've read about the busy carpets and how there are no windows or clocks, the slot machine noises, but is there something else going on? I feel euphoric and somewhat hypnotized in a casino. It wasn't always like that, back when I played slots on occasion it was just fun, then I'd leave and be over it, but now it's completely different. The more I go, the more I want to go, the more I think about it, the more I want to play, the more I want to gamble. I'm being responsible of course, but there's even an urge to be irresponsible at times, though I don't do it. I feel like I've stepped into a different world where regular rules don't apply. I see people smoking indoors, dropping lots of cash on tables, walking around with chips, everyone seems a bit hypnotized, floating around, some drinking, some staring, it's a different world for sure. The casino hosts are very nice, they have been very nice to me at the local casino, but some of them are slightly awkward, as if they were wolfs in sheep's clothing, encouraging me to gamble, to drink.... I don't know, I guess you could describe it as a less threatening section of hell? Is that an exaggeration? The weird thing is I'm totally into it, with every visit I've grown to love the environment and everything about it even more. I'm always excited to play Baccarat, then spend a little time playing Pai Gow Poker, and maybe learning a new game, meeting new people, etc, all the while being treated like a princess. Maybe it's actually a section of heaven Only my closest friends know I've been going to the casino three times a week, and they don't judge me for it. My parents (divorced and living on opposite sides of the country) don't know, though I don't think my dad would mind much as long as I remained responsible. I grew up thinking gamblers were naughty and it was something I wasn't supposed to do, and there's that dirty feeling about me doing it myself now, but I love it, not because I'm being a rebel, but because the business seems to have gotten its hooks in me, and the hooks don't hurt, quite the opposite! I'm actually really happy I discovered Baccarat and the weird joy of casinos!! So for the more experienced out there, those who have visited casinos for years ... What else is going on in a casino to keep you there? Subliminals? Brainwashing? Is it all in my mind? My personal perception? My excitement? Is it because I'm fairly new to frequent gambling and casino visits? Will this excitement wear down (I hope not)?