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People in Canada are up in arms over a casino’s new promotional effort called “Slot University.”  They’re mad because they say it will get unsuspecting suckers  players hooked on one-armed bandits. (Full article, here.)

Well, let’s think about this for a second.  The addicts aren’t going to take the class: they already know how to play. And anyone else who thinks they will learn how to beat a machine that’s specifically designed and programmed to return 97 cents for every dollar played, probably isn’t college material anyway –whether at Slot U. or Harvard.

What’s not to love about a university course you can finish in one session? …Or a  ‘free’ class to teach you how to play a slot machine? I put it right up there with that book Homer Simpson reads in bed, “How to Pick Winning Lottery Numbers” (or something like that).  Let’s see, for the single gentleman, what about “How to Get Strippers to Like You”?  …Or “Beat the IRS”?

I bet homecoming weekend at Slot U. is full of joyous reunions.

(Photo source: AP)


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