Who doesn't like a free drink?
I often ask people if they have been to a casino. Many react in shock. ''I've never been to a casino.''
It's like you've asked them if they've had a threesome with Charles And Eddie.
I guess it's all about being labeled a gambler so that means you are an addict, frothing at the mouth, a fixation to lose money. You know, not every gambler lacks discipline and suffers from psychopathology.
All of you puritans who hold up a crucifix to the slot machine are simply victims of the stereotype. You probably believe every french man rides around on a cycle, wearing a beret with a string of onions hanging from his neck.
(I didn't capitalise the f in French because I wanted you to think I had made a mistake.)
See, you're gullible.
I can make you believe everything I want.
You're a victim of the human condition and sadly while your brain works efficiently - like a well-oiled machine - it's weak through synaptic voids and manifestations.
I don't blame you, personally, it's nature and nurture.
You're like a robin that fell out of its nest.
You know, I only say all this mumbo jumbo to make you think and challenge you.
We all know the aim of the casino is to get you inside and lose all your money. None of the staff is going to tell you this or give you a little booklet detailing they want to rob you blind, because that's part of the illusion of gambling. In truth, gambling is whatever you want to make it. Just like everything else.
For instance, you could go to the casino and drink all night long and it doesn't cost you a penny.
True, that's only tea, coffee, and soft drinks, but when you consider elsewhere they probably cost you a couple of quid a time, you are on a winner. In fact, they often have free promotions, free bets, match bets, and lots more.
Far from being a place that's costly, most casinos are the place you should visit because the food is cheap and the setting and service excellent.
Once again, it simply proves that people see what they want to see. You didn't look to see the truth.
For a cheap night out the casino is the place to go.
Let's face it, watching someone win or lose money (not you) has got to be better than sitting at home watching Emmerdale.
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