There is a certain rush you get when you pull a good hand in a poker match or slam your final bet on to the winning number of a spin of the devils
wheel. (Roulette) I've seen it more times than I care to remember. In fact to be honest i don't really want to think about it!
But, Grady just for you: I will continue in to the depths of my troubled mind.
I spent a horrid few years working as a Croupier
a posh name for a crap way to make a living, even if you can make a good, as in profitable
living that way.
Gambling addiction is no different to crack or H, Alcohol or cancer sticks. It's something that has to be fed. If I worked 5 early shifts I would see
the same people day in and day out, they would come in and do their daily allowence. some days they would do it quick some days it might last a little
longer but it would go and then so would they. They would not complain about loosing their money and they wouldn't feel bad about it. That's an
A Saturday night superstar, a jack the lad gangster wannabe, a the names Bond, James Bond! These idiots would come in and do they're monthly in a few
hours - then think - Oh My Pants! What have I done! then they get shirty, throw an ashtray and a whole load of expletives, get barred and learn there
There's an old saying that the lottery is a tax on the mathematically challenged and this data has led some to ask if gambling is the sort of
business the government should be in.
I don't think maths comes in to it really. It's straight forward common sence. Casinos rarely go out of business and all the people that own them
Why's that then?
As for the government, better to tax it and get it than ban it and not get it. It will continue, just not in big flashy hotels and regulated places
with side shows and burnt out singers and stuff.
I think that this industry, which purports to provide jobs and boost state revenues is slowly eating away at our moral fiber and the social cost of
gambling is much higher than any amount of revenue that might be generated.
I'm not so sure an industry can be held accountable for moral fibre. That I would think comes down to the idividual. The revenue that is generated
must be massive. A meidium sized club I worked in, in London had to make 38'000GBP about 75'000USDish just to break even. It had never had a loosing
day! Sure some punters had won big, but the casino always wins.
There is always a price to pay, but gambling in its various forms is as old as time itself. A little NWO to take it away!
Everything in moderation, and if your going to Las Vagas: 10 minutes of Celine Dion is more than enough!