Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.


Wrest Point Casino. Sandy Bay, October 2011.

Wrest Point Casino was Australia's first legal casino – but by no means the first Australian gambling den – opening for business in Sandy Bay in February 1973.

Now I’m no wowser, square, straight, puritan roundhead; but I’m not a fan of casinos. The house always wins, and most of the punters really can’t afford to lose. If you could somehow ensure that losses only cost the mug punter I might not mind so much, but they don’t. They affect their partners, their kids and eventually you and me and everyone we know.

2 comments:

Roddy said...

Nineteen seventy three and your mother and I were turned away because I was not wearing a tie.
The gentleman assured me that he could provide one as I turned away.
I didn't go in then and I have not set foot in any casinos as a matter of principle.
My family have gotten my money ever since.
Thank you casino!

Kris said...

You didn't miss much.