Las Vegas, 2016
Glamorous Casino and how you look inside
Between the sounds, the lights, and the drinks, casino is practically an after-hours theme park; an expensive after-hours theme park. The University of Las Vegas found that the 23 Vegas casinos bringing in over $72 million each in the 2013 fiscal year ended up with over $5 billion of their visitors' money, altogether. That's an average of over $630,000 a day, per casino.
You’re sitting at a quarter slot machine, inserting five quarters into the machine every spin to give you a shot at the jackpot. You’ve been playing for a couple of hours, and several times the reels have come incredibly close to lining up a winner. You’ve burned through a few hundred dollars and you’re starting to run out of money, but if you get up now, all that money you’ve dumped in this machine will have gone to waste. You can’t just walk away from that, at least not until you’ve made some of it back.
In such a glamorous and dazzling place, how do you look?