Jackpot!
A casual smile that brightens the day
The lingered touch emanating warmth
Genuine concern the eyes portray
A relatable character providing guidance

Towards the end of the shift the smile wears thin
Aching feet and a headache from the casino's din
The bells and off-pitch bands lure the customers in
The smoke filled air coats the lungs with tar and nicotine

The seduction of the casino draws gamblers and prospective employees alike
Both with the meek promise of reaping rewards for the time spent inside
While Daddy plays craps, Mama has stray eyes
A timely smile, a softly greased palm will give her her ride on the wild side


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Bitten2ice   Bitten2ice wrote
on 9/24/2009 6:57:09 AM
People become so seduced by the opportunity of fast cash... perhaps equating the casino to the stock market just with a quicker return on investment. I met someone who I'm told lost over $200K last year but was not negative... so if I stated that correctly her earnings exceeded her losses... I think that it takes a different mentality to surf that wave of risk. While I might like the crest of success... certainly the losing trough may be difficult to sustain.

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 9/24/2009 2:51:11 AM
You do tell the truth here. I am not a gambler but when I go to a casino to eat (for they do have very good food) I see exactly what you are writing about, including the last line. People should remember that the house always wins in the end. Just ask the woman I know who lost $33,000 THIS YEAR SO FAR in the casino.

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