November 05, 2007

I call Him Gamblor!

For the second weekend in a row, Melissa and I went to gamble at Treasure Island. Normally, I'm an across-the-board video poker gambler. Slot machines have always stuck me as horrifically boring, like expensive pay-per-view for static.

Until we discovered Monopoly-themed slot machines. Hoo boy.

I don't know what it is about the game Monopoly, but when it's extended to such marketing ploys as McDonald's occasional Monopoly promotion, it just draws people right in.

Well, let me tell you, the Monopoly-themed slot machines are like gambler's crack, if it's possible to double stack your addictions, I mean. Oh, sure, it's just a regular slot machine. . . until you hit the right symbols, at which point it becomes an interactive GAME, and it's those games that keep you planted in your seat, oblivious to the fact you're going broke by about 20 cents per button push. If this is the future of gambling, consider me homeless.

And here we are slated to go to Las Vegas in December. This does not bode well for my future financial stability.

Posted by Ryan at November 5, 2007 02:26 PM | TrackBack

I got sucked into the gambling black hole by a Monopoly Cash Flow machine once. Wildly addictive, especially when you start triggering the weird minigames.


Posted by: Keith at November 6, 2007 12:18 PM

It really is the minigames that kill you. They're the BEST part of the experience, so you keep gambling in the hopes you'll trigger a minigame. The money actually becomes a secondary consideration. It's sick how genius the whole thing is.

Posted by: Ryan at November 6, 2007 12:35 PM
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