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Dark, claustrophobic casino or open and cheerful? YOU JUST CAN'T WIN!
by Andrew Kiraly | posted May 9, 2011
We've all heard that old saw about how they don't have clocks in casinos to put in you in a sort of hypnotic state of gambling-enabled timelessness, how the dim lights make you feel anonymous and more likely to be naughty and irresponsible, how they pump fresh air in to enliven your fun receptors, etc. How, basically, casinos are highly engineered traps for your worst impulses.
But, then look, over in Scotland, they make casinos seem more open and cheerful and friendly, and NOW THEY'RE COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT! From the Scotsman:
She said: "Before the legislation they had to be pretty grim places. The description is that they should be a bit like an undertaker's office.
I'd say something like "The casinos just can't win!" But that would sound too cheekily ironic.
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