The Slot Winner
I suppose anyone who gambles long enough is bound to win some money eventually. Play long enough and the odds are, at some point, you will make a little cash back. But the question is, after years of gambling and dumping thousands upon thousands of dollars into the addiction, and when one finally wins some money, are they ahead of the game or still behind? For most people the answer is behind, after all, if people won more money than they lost, casinos would be out of business. Naturally, over a lifetime, some fortunate people will win more than they donate to the house, but those rare individuals are few and far between.
In Erie, Pennsylvania, an unidentified 55-year-old man didn’t strike it rich on the slot machines at the Erie’s Presque Isle Downs & Casino, but he did win enough to make anyone smile, $2,001 to be exact. If I was a gambler (which I’m not) and I won $2K you’d sure see a big smile on my face. But for this lucky…..then unlucky gambler, his winning take would be promptly removed from him. He didn’t get to keep the winnings because he had been banned from the casino, in fact, he had been banned from all casinos in the entire state. Now, I’ve heard of being banned from one casino, nearly 20 years ago I had a friend get banned from a casino in Las Vegas for gambling before he was 21 years old; but being banned from every casino in the entire state of Pennsylvania seems a little harsh.
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