Gambling-The Dream of America

by Nathaniel on August 17th, 2010

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Isn’t that what gambling is all about. You are always hopeful that you just can acquire something for practically nothing, or at the very least quite little. Don’t you keep in mind what your mom advised you? You cannot obtain something for nothing. That is what my mother told me, and I’ve discovered out since then that she was absolutely right. I consider Wilson Mizner said it greatest, when he said, "Gambling: The positive way of acquiring nothing for something." Actually, at the end of the day, that’s it…..right?

In the great state of Montana they’ve these great little equipments, known as keno machines. These keno products are everywhere, and the places that these equipment reside are named "gambling establishments". I place betting houses is quotes because they are not gambling houses like you feel of betting houses. You will discover no table casino game or slot machine equipment, just video poker and keno machines. In any case, I managed to get myself roped in to the dream of winning a few hundred dollars in a sitting. The next factor I knew I was heading back to these machines almost daily. After a couple of months of this I recognized that no one actually wins. Oh sure, you may win 50 dollars here and there, but over span of time your just feeding the equipments five dollar bills like they were candy.

I was able to look at myself and I don’t even go into the "gambling establishments" any more. I have met people who seriously virtually lost everything they’ve playing the ridiculous keno machines. The thing that gets me about this type of gambling is the fact that gambling houses will advertise around the radio that they have an eighty five per cent payback rate. This would be the rate because it is mandated by law. A 85 % payback rate sounds amazing, except whenever you consider about it this merely means that in case you put 1 dollar into the equipments it gives 85 pennies back . This really is how it works. Just imagine of it as a reverse ATM. When I started thinking of wagering in these terms, I stopped.

I suppose that’s my aim with this article. To acquire you to realize that you just actually can’t win, no matter what other persons tell you. As Doc Holiday stated in Tombstone, "The odds are all around the house." That and only that may be the only reason there’s even a place on this planet named Sin City. Because the odds are all on the casino.

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