WHY ARE CARPETS IN VEGAS CASINOS SO HIDEOUS?

The Ugly Carpets of Vegas are Hideously Clever Social Engineering at Work

Gizmodo.com has a piece today in which they interview numerous experts to determine exactly why the carpets in Las Vegas casinos are so amazingly ugly. Among the theories:

* to keep your eyes on the machines so that you will gamble more

* hide casino chips that fall on the floor

* easy cleanup from drunks spilling their free cocktails

Bonus: photos of ugly casino carpets

The Ugly Carpets of Vegas are Hideously Clever Social Engineering at Work

The Ugly Carpets of Vegas are Hideously Clever Social Engineering at Work

Wired magazine even ran their own gallery on the same topic.

Carpets in Las Vegas. Photographer: Chris Maluszynski /MOMENT

Carpets in Las Vegas. Photographer: Chris Maluszynski /MOMENT

Carpets in Las Vegas. Photographer: Chris Maluszynski /MOMENT

Carpets in Las Vegas. Photographer: Chris Maluszynski /MOMENT

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: