Posted: Oct 17, 2022 7:39 pm
by Spearthrower
The_Metatron wrote:
It took me an entire evening of playing a roulette wheel while pretty girls kept bringing gin and tonics to lose my original twenty buck stake, and I left. I’ve spent twenties more foolishly than that evening. I’ve polished enough coins in slot machines in NCO clubs in Korea to blacken my fingers before I learned their lesson: you won’t lose much, but you will lose. Which is foundational to the idea of gambling, I think. You won’t lose much, but you will lose. The institutions (casinos, lottery commissions, etc) wouldn’t and couldn’t exist if it were any other way.

And relies on you remembering the wins while discounting the losses!