Finding Money

Posted by Norm on December 15, 2007 7:54 PM

This weekend at a casino in Sydney I was watching the Asia Pacific Poker Tournament and during the breaks I was wandering around the pokie machines and found 1$ on the ground. I was so excited (not really) but hey 100% profit for simply bending down to pick it up is pretty cool, especially been a non gambler.

So I decided to do another experiment to see how much money can be found at the casino. That night I found a total of 11$ on the ground and in poker machines people have left in the slot.

The saddest thing, most people who play these machines are already set to lose. Money literally dropping out of their pockets.

The operators of these places really know what they are doing. The odds are really really stacked up against you when there is alcohol, poor lighting and a relaxing environment which make you lose money even faster.

I felt bad taking these people's money but I am a opportunist, I take things when they are presented to me. Many people don't realise this until it is too late.

The most important lesson here make sure you are in control of yourself before giving your hard earn money to anything whether it is an investment, to someone or something. Make sure you know what you are doing.