For those who have never set foot in a casino probably imagine gambling facilities to be full of refined patrons with a sophisticated taste in clothes. Evidently casinos these days no longer uphold the same standards of attire on the gaming floor as they did back in the Old Hollywood era. A contributor for GQ even ran into a gambler inexcusably dressed in a t-shirt and sweatpants.

Perhaps the deteriorating fashion sense correlates to the latest innovations in online casinos. Online casinos thrive on the basis of convenience as it gives players the chance to focus on gaming mechanics, which is exactly what world-renowned betting exchange BetFair has done to reel in serious gamblers. The new emphasis on gaming makes the concept of casino-appropriate attire seem trivial, thus why there is no a lack of style on the casino floor today.

But if a regular online gambler decides that he/she wants a change of scenery by making an appearance at a land-based casino, they should at least put some more thought into their outfit. Although not every patron who steps onto the floor are high-rollers staying in penthouse suites, it might be nice to at least look the part. After all, one of the most effective ways to command respect is by dressing to impress.

Thankfully, movies such as the latest installments of the Bond franchise have inspired casino-goers to rethink their wardrobe choices and design an outfit that goes beyond the “no shorts, no flip flops” look. The timeless elegance of Bond’s tuxedo in Casino Royale has given men the motivation to show off their excellent taste in clothes which sets a good balance of stylish patrons between the genders. This offsets the pattern of women more likely dressing up for the casino than men.

With the number or nightclubs, high-end boutiques, and Michelin-starred restaurants surrounding the premises, dressing in anything less than a suit or a cocktail dress would make you stick out like a sore thumb. It might be asking too much for you to wear the fanciest clothes you own, but you might want consider being a decently dressed patron and leave the sweatpants at home.

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