| Casinos are basically slot machine arcades. Slots are the profit center that powers casino gambling. Last year $1,326,366,310 was lost in slot machines in Missouri alone. That is enough money to build 7,800 new $170,000 homes.
Slots can be viewed as a kind of statistical skimming operation functioning legally within the context of random distribution of capital. The random, repetitive activity slots encourage is destructive to society's highest expectations because it tears at the very fabric upon which society methodically builds -- systematic hard work, order, and reward.
Despite all of the myth and allure that has built up surrounding slots, they are merely blinking, churning, robots programmed in statistical probability. Mankind must stay vigilant about the reality of slots in our modern society.
Sources: Financial data published on the Missouri Gaming Commission web site.