Ever wonder who pays the salaries of the 1,400,000 people employed by the US gambling industry?
That is an interesting question. Or who pays for the amazing luxury buildings the house the 1,000,000 slot machines in the United States alone? It takes over $100,000,000,000 in profits each year to pay for all of this and give the owners a profit.
Well, the answer is primarily the problem gambler – the heavy user consumer (aka the “gambling addict”).
I am writing this because a client mentioned to me that when her husband asked her whether she had asked herself “who pays for the casino and the people who run it?” and pointed out it was his and her money, it caught her attention and stated her journey on a personal change. Maybe it will do the same for someone reading this.
To my mind, there is nothing wrong with a little gambling fun now and then – but if your gambling has moved beyond being a harmless recreation – well, just look around you next time you are in a casino and realize you are paying for entertainment – the big money winners are (and will always be) the ones who run the place – not you or me stuffing our money into the one armed bandits.
Just a thought for the day.