|Posted: October 11, 2006, 6:39 pm - IP Logged|
The poll needs another choice, "Regardless, someone will beat the odds."
"You don't see many Harvard graduates waiting in line to buy lottery tickets."
I don't entirely agree with that. I had many years of casino work and saw pit bosses with very little formal education watch very educated people get financially torn to shreds by the games.
I remember one old timer saying he'd rather see some "Einstein with a degree in probablilites from an Ivy League school" come up to a game than anybody else. (They think they can beat the game).
Regardless of any form of gambling, when people get hooked on it education means absolutely nothing.
When those bosses themselves got off work, what did they play? They bet sports and played KENO. That's right, the game with absolutely the worst odds in the house, KENO.
Here's anothe definition for lottery:
An voluntary tax on people who are exceptionally bad at math.