Monday, 8 June 2015

Rule #213: Vegas casinos

Gambling has become a $40 billion dollar a year industry in the United States, generating more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined. Players lose $6 billion a year at Las Vegas casinos. I don't think I'm letting any secrets out here, so it amazes me why people still flock to this place. I overheard a conversation today. One dude was telling another dude "I went to Vegas last week. Had a great time. Only lost $140.00. That's F'all. I was expecting to lose $1000.00." Expecting to lose $1000.00? And still thought it was a good idea? Am I  the only one who doesn't understand the concept? The environment in casinos makes it even harder to understand. The constant sound of ringing & dinging & some sounds I can't even describe.

 And what's with legal and illegal gambling? Why is a casino allowed to operate but I can't set up a poker table and roulette wheel in my garage for the purpose of generating a profit? That just aint right. The Indians can do it. Indian gaming is a $27 billion a year business in the U.S. (1997). The fastest growing industry in the world is Indian gambling. There are 150 Indian casinos in the U.S. as of May 1997.

 To summarize, knowing all we know about casinos and seeing the amount of revenue it generates, why the hell would anyone frequent these places?

In the new world, all casinos will have a disclosure sign indicating;

“If you can afford to lose everything, come on in, because...
... also, there will be open poker in the Dizzy Bitch!


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