Wednesday, September 1, 2010

You can't lose

Never underestimate the acumen of the American businessman or woman.

In order to keep gamblers in their casinos longer, some whip smart young Turk said, "the idea is to get them to our gambling tables, so we'll keep them tethered to the dining table."

A few extra bags of rice, potatoes and dirt cheap iceberg lettuce translates into more people throwing dice, spinning the roulette and hitting on a soft 16. Sure the furniture will have to be replaced more often, but in the end the house wins.

For a truly integrated approach, I'd have offered the All Day Buffet Eating Patrons a 10% discount on all Sansa-belt slacks purchased in the hotel lobby gift shop.

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