Gambling-The American Dream

Monday, 9. August 2010

[ English ]

Isn’t that what wagering is all about. You’re constantly hopeful that you simply can acquire anything for absolutely nothing, or at the very least quite little. Don’t you remember what your mom told you? You can not have some thing for nothing. That is what my mother told me, and I have discovered out since then that she was completely right. I imagine Wilson Mizner stated it finest, when he said, "Gambling: The sure way of obtaining absolutely nothing for something." Genuinely, at the end of the day, that’s it…..correct?

In the great state of Montana they have these great little equipments, known as keno machines. These keno equipment are everywhere, and the places that these equipment reside are named "gambling dens". I place gambling dens is quotes because they are not betting houses like you feel of gambling dens. You will discover no table game or slot machine devices, just video poker and keno machines. In any case, I managed to get myself roped in to the dream of succeeding a few hundred dollars in a sitting. The next thing I knew I was heading back to these devices nearly daily. After a couple of months of this I recognized that no one truly wins. Oh certain, you may win fifty 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 check myself and I do not even go into the "gambling houses" any more. I have met persons who truthfully nearly lost everything they’ve betting the ridiculous keno machines. The thing that gets me about this type of gambling is the fact that betting houses will advertise around the radio that they have an 85 percent payback rate. This could be the rate because it’s mandated by law. A eighty five per cent payback rate sounds great, but whenever you believe about it this merely means that if you put a dollar into the equipment it gives 85 cents back . That is how it works. Just feel of it as a reverse ATM. When I started thinking of wagering in these terms, I stopped.

I suppose that is my objective with this article. To have you to realize which you actually can’t win, no matter what other persons tell you. As Doc Holiday said in Tombstone, "The odds are all on the house." That and only that would be the only reason there’s even a place on this planet known as Vegas. Because the odds are all around the casino.

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