Not gambling at a casino

Casinos are impressive constructs. Most cost millions of dollars to build and millions more to maintain. The principal lure to potential customers is, of course, the chance to win money (the operative word being “win” — you don’t see billboards touting the chance to lose!). The majority of people who go to casinos go to play slot machines, not games like baccarat. However, slot machines are statistically much harder to win at. At least with baccarat you have a 50/50 chance. That the Chinese flock to the baccarat tables should be no surprise to anybody who’s looked at the math behind the casino games and machines, it’s the best deal going. Even still, getting people to gamble is no easy thing. For most, it’s that people don’t like losing! (duh). I’m one of those.

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