Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I don't understand

Missouri allows compulsive gamblers to ban themselves from the state's casinos for life. Over 14,000 people have signed up even though a casino will have you arrested for trespassing if you show up. (You have to show an ID is you win big, ask for comps, or get a cash advance. Like other states, Illinois has copied the Missouri system but also pays casino workers a $250 bounty for each banned-player they catch.)

What do I not understand: in Missouri, over 1,000 self-banned players are arrested each year!

Maybe it adds to the thrill.

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