I may not be the biggest casino-goer in the world. In fact, I'm about as far as you can get from the typical person you would find in a casino. My extent of gambling so far has been to put a couple of dollars in the slot machines and lose it all (damn slots) and to continually eye up the roulette table, but wimp out and decide not to bet $100 on black like I'm tempted to.
However, when I do go to a casino (usually for a buffet), I try to make the experience as special as possible.
Is it the biggest thing in the world to go to Atlantic City, particularly when Vegas is the more popular and glamorous one? By no means. But at the same time, the environment is reflective of the people that are in it. One of the things that completely saps that air of class out of a casino is when people are dressed like slobs.
Before you mention it, yes, I know that casinos don't have a strict dress code, and I understand and support that. I'm not saying you should only be allowed in the doors if you're wearing a full tuxedo like James Bond but still, you should be dressed as though you're at least trying to look presentable for what's supposed to be something classy.
|Though come on, nobody does it better|
Think about it. Apart from the casino, how many nice places do you go where you can dress up and not look out of place? It's weird when I'm wearing a normal suit, my girlfriend is wearing a dress, and we're surrounded by people that look like they practically just came off the beach or a trailer park.
Old people are the only ones that seem to get this on a regular basis. Many times, you see the older gentleman walking around the casino in a nice suit. Yet it seems as though the younger you get, the more relaxed the attire at a casino seems to be. Just look at your average 20-something guy. Chances are, he's wearing jeans with holes in them, sneakers, and a t-shirt. Is this the most offensive thing in the world? No. But if this is the best you can do, come on. You can't even put on a polo and some khakis? You're not overdressed if you wear a dress shirt and tie to a casino—you just look nice.
If you'd like to avoid the whole casino scene in general and gamble online, there are websites that you can check out. They offer all of the same games that you can get in a casino such as roulette, poker, blackjack or slots, however this way you can dress like a slob and sit in front of the TV. If this sounds like your kind of thing, go for it, just don't ask me for any tips, as I suck at gambling. In the mean time, I'll be at the buffet, dressed nice and eating like it's my last meal.