What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word “casino?”

For most people, it’s gambling, slot machines, and casino table games that keep them occupied well into the night and wee morning hours. However, there are some people who want to do more than gamble while on vacation.

The good thing is, there are plenty of other activities to do at a casino in addition to classic casino games, gambling, and the exciting sounds of slot machines whirring. 

1. Get Your Grub On

Whether you’re gambling or not, everyone has to eat. Many casinos are starting to realize that their patrons don’t want to eat at a buffet, so they have implemented many different options for mealtime. 

From fast food to elegant dining, you can find about anything in the casino to eat today. 

Many of the large scale casinos are even hiring top chefs and installing elegant top-of-the-line restaurants in their establishments so that patrons can have fine dining experiences. If you have a passion for food, then this might be something you can try while the others are at the tables, and if you like buffets, those can be found in a few places as well. 

2. Take in a Show

Many casino goers already know that they put on some of the best shows out there today. Check out the headliners at Las Vegas establishments and you’ll find many that you know, and they are usually the best in the business. 

If gambling just isn’t your thing or you need a break for the craps table, why not take in a show and check out the popular acts that the casino resort of your choice has booked for you. 

3. People Watch 

People watching is always fun and it’s even more fun at a casino. You’re going to see individuals from all walks of life there. Take in how they walk, how they talk, and how they interact with other people and the games around them. 

You may even find yourself wanting to interact with these people yourself. So, instead of spending all the time you’re there on your phone surfing Facebook, put it down and check out your surroundings.

4. Visit a Spa

Spas are pretty common inside of casinos these days. They were originally invented because men wanted something for their wives to do while they were at the tables. 

However, the days of only women being pampered by going to the spa when staying at a casino resort are long gone. Men enjoyed visiting the spa and being pampered just as much as their wives do. If you don’t like to gamble or just need a break from the madness at the tables, visit one for a relaxing massage that will relieve stress as well. 

There’s nothing like a nice massage to help you get back out to those tables and put you on a winning streak now is there? 

5. Go Shopping

While shopping isn’t something that’s associated with most casinos, many of them do have gift shops. When you’re bored, browse the store and pick up items to take back home with you for souvenirs or gifts for those who didn’t get to come on your trip with you. 

These are just a few of the things that you can do at a casino besides gambling. While trying your luck is fun and exciting, it’s not all that there is to offer. There’s so, so, much more for you to do.