Sometimes dressing to impress can have a real impact on how we act, and therefore on our performance at the casino. When it comes to slot machines, admittedly, any impact it might have is tempered by the fact that almost all of the outcome of these games is dictated by nothing more than luck, but it never hurts to stack all odds in your favour, and why not have a bit of fun with the theme?
Slot games come in several shapes and sizes, with five-reel games coming up against three-reelers, or even ones with free reels which blend into each other or are of decreasing size, upside-down pyramids, or weird vortexes. Almost all of them, however, have themes, and so your outfit should be chosen to reflect this. The obvious choice, and a unisex one, is the infamous fruit of traditional slot machines. Don a red ball outfit and pass yourself off as cherry, whilst sipping an ‘appletini’, in keeping with the spinning fruit on the screen or slot in front of you. Gold bling-bling jewellery also wouldn’t go amiss, to reflect the dollar signs and gold bars flashing up in front of your eyes on these old-fashioned machines you’ll find in casinos.
If you’re a fan of the more modern, video slots, then you might also be a fan of fancy dress, and so you can buy into one of the more popular slot themes and take it to the extreme. Have a cortege of male loin-cloth wearing men carrying you in on a sedan chair, as you lounge like Cleopatra, or Marc Anthony, eating grapes and being fanned by your minions, before they set you down by a slot such as Mega Moolah isis or Cleopatra’s Chest.
An idea that might get you throw out of the casino but which would be a lot of fun is to take yourself for Thor for a day and smash your glass hammer about the place, incurring the wrath of the Gods and directing your fury at the other gamblers around you (this behaviour is in no way condoned or encouraged), reminding everyone of many great Thor and Nordic mythology-based slot games.
To take the theme a literal step further, then make yourself a real slot machine get-up and strap it to your chest with a lever coming out of your side, so that people can have a spin on you and see the symbols come up on your torso. Use cereal boxes, hamster wheels and felt tip pens to recreate this look, though it may take some time and a lot of creative energy to achieve the desired effect.
If you prefer something simpler, then a baseball cap, socks and sandals, a cup of tokens and dark glasses will always do the trick, and ensure that the serious, professional slot player look is pulled off to perfection. Whether you choose to imitate a slot theme, the slots themselves, or serious slot players, just make sure you do it in the right spirit, and don’t get in anyone’s way of winning!