Friday, December 17, 2021

WynnBET, Ben Affleck, Shaquille O'Neal, and our modern Rake's Progress


This is the kind of commercial that makes me wish that well-known actors and sports figures would just stick to whoring for credit card companies, high-interest furniture rental, high-priced car insurance, and BS "Medicare" insurance coverage. 

Yeah, gambling is a "team sport," the "team" being your dependents who kind of count on you to be responsible with your hard-earned money because they kind of need it to keep a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs, and the heat on.  When you let multi-millionaires who are just picking up another paycheck (and keeping their faces in the public eye) talk you into feeding your gambling addiction, you are inevitably going to let your team down.  That is, you're going to lose a lot more than you win- the House doesn't get rich by losing money, stupid.

I imagine there's more than one App out there for people struggling with gambling addiction.  Maybe download that and leave WynnBET with it's awful manipulative ads which try to convince you that by betting on sporting events you become part of a "team" and therefore make your life more "fun."  You know, just like smoking and drinking hard liquor, except instead of eventually being bankrupted by cancer treatments or ending up in rehab as part of a court order after you kill someone with your car, you end up losing your home and your family because you broke their trust in you because you were too focused on having fun with that other "team."  

And it all started so innocently, didn't it?  Just download the App.  Make a few fun bets ("bet responsibly," remember.  Says so in tiny tiny letters at the bottom of the screen.)  Feel the dopamine rush when you win a few times.  Get angry at YOURSELF (not WynnBET) when you lose most of the time.  Engage in Sunk Cost Fallacy when you bet "just a little more."  Find yourself on this damn thing at least an hour a day instead of being with your actual friends and family.  Take out another credit card to use exclusively for your WynnBETTING because your wife is concerned and what she doesn't know won't hurt her.  Trash your credit score.  Get a letter from a divorce attorney explaining why you haven't seen your wife or kids for the past few days.  

I'm sure Affleck and O'Neal and will be there to help you pick up the pieces of your shattered life; they're your "team," after all.  If not, Fear Not- there's Caesar's Sportsbook ready to take your money when you're ready to start digging yourself out of that hole.

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