Penny Slots vs. Fidget Spinners!

Penny Slots vs. Fidget Spinners!

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​Do you remember Hula-hoops?  Giga pets (Tamagotchi)? Slinkys? Well here comes another toy for people with a lot of excess time and energy on their hands! The new ‘it’ toy for people who can’t sit still and are always fidgety is here! Aptly named, the Fidget Spinner is this summer’s newest fad.  But, are they more fun than playing your favorite penny slots at the Emerald Island Casino – Henderson’s favorite local casino!?!

Basically, the fidget spinner is a bearing surrounded by multiple arms and a central pad.  The player holds the center pad while the toy spins. The bearings can be adjusted for the design’s spin time, vibration, and noise, leading to unique sensory feedback. Similar designs have been around since 1993, but the spinners have really taken off this summer. It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing them.  Retailers are cashing in on their popularity and are marketing them right by the cashier stands as impulse buys. Fidget spinners are marketed as being stress relievers much like the old squishy stress balls only slightly more high tech in a low tech way. The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or tend to fidget (such as those with ADHD, autism or anxiety) as a release mechanism for nervous energy and stress. The experts are divided as to whether there is any basis to that claim and many argue that the toy is distracting and encourages  fidgeting and compulsive behavior. Most people have an instant reaction to the fidget spinner. Whether they fall under its spiny spell or becoming instantly and irrevocably annoyed by its mere hyper-active existence, people react to them. Fidgets were thought to be great tools for people who use them to satisfy the need to be constantly stimulated which, in turn, allows them to focus. They are meant to be felt, so that visual attention can be focused on the task at hand. The problem is that the spinner toys are extremely visually distracting. In May 2017, there was so much demand for fidget spinners that in China, some factories that used to make cellphones and phone accessories switched to making fidget spinners. There is even a fidget spinner app! Love them or hate them, fidget spinners are part of the landscape, for now, but will likely be cluttering up ‘junk drawers’ for years to come! Of course, at the Emerald Island Casino we offer 400 great video reel slot games, Keno and Video Poker games to keep your hands busy and to keep you entertained!  Come down and visit us, beat the heat, and enjoy your favorite games and refreshing beverages at Nevada’s Only All Penny Casino – Where Every Day is Promotion Day!
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