Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Tuesday, July 02, 2002
A Nice Place to Visit, But You Wouldn't Want to Bet There
The payouts on Las Vegas slot machines have recently been published. The most striking if unsurprising fact is that the string of recently-built, ultra-elaborate resort/casinos that are still paying off expensive construction costs are terrible places to play.
The tightest slots in Vegas are at the Venetian, with almost exactly twice the house edge of the #1 casino, Palms. Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, and Rio hold the next three places at the bottom.
Why I discovered this intriguing if useful tidbit at BartCop is something of a mystery to me.