Here I am on the last day of a seven day jaunt to Las Vegas, Nevada. The city of outlandish facades all designed to lure locals and tourists alike.
Last Saturday night I stepped into the airport, arrived in Las Vegas. The first thing I saw was slot machines as soon as I entered the airport from the tube that connects from the plane.
Everywhere you go in Las Vegas, whether you are buying gas or groceries – the slot machines are everywhere. Some are clever with huge video screens and others are simple with electronic spinning wheels.
The only way to not lose money on slots is simply not to bet slots, and the only betting on slots I did this week was with the free $5 credit I was bribed with at a casino in Needles, Arizona yesterday. I lost the $5 credit and promptly stepped away from the machine. No loss. No gain, but no loss.
I have had ample opportunity to view the gamblers in this city and if they are betting slots for entertainment; they should quit because I have not seen any happy faces. I have seen lots of people though almost mindlessly hitting the button to spin the wheels again, and again.
Gamblers everywhere, to win at slots, and have a smile on your face. Don’t bet the slots or be like my daughter and just bet $5. If you win – take your money right away and walk away with a smile on your face. If not, walk away when the $5 is gone and at least you only lost the price of a Starbucks coffee.