Atmosphere; physical evidence; casino gaming; theme; slot machines.


Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


This study investigates the elements of casino atmospherics from the perspective of slot machine players in a Las Vegas Strip casino. Guest responses to a survey instrument that was developed to measure the elements of casino atmosphere were collected and quantitatively analyzed. The results of this study suggest that the design elements of floor layout and theme may be most closely aligned with the concept of casino atmosphere from the perspective of a slot player. This outcome supports the gaming industry's long-standing emphasis on these two areas of casino design. The study also provides further insight about physical evidence in services using a casino setting.