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Posted At : September 4, 2008 10:04 PM | Posted By : J Scott
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From Kevin: “Read your last blog entry about ethics in a casino and thought that I'd add my 20 Station Casinos points (two cents, get it?).
”To me, the ethics line is crossed when I do something that is clearly a violation of the rules. The promo shark that got backroomed at the 4Q was clearly defrauding the casino, in that the promo was obviously intended to be used by any given person only ONCE.
”The gray area is when promo-pounders burn out a good deal, while staying within the rules' boundaries. I for one refuse to enter the gray area, because I realize that the casino's intention in offering a promo is NOT to provide me with a living.
”Now, exclusive of the above delineations, I feel that the casino/player relationship is an inherently adversarial one, and I intend to utilize all of my skills and abilities to create the best outcome for myself. The goals of the casino and of its customers are diametrically opposed: we want to win their money; they want to win ours. The "at war" analogy is therefore apt--but even in war, there are rules of conduct.
”FWIW, I get the impression that you have ethical boundaries similar to what I've stated above while others I can think of routinely cross far into the gray area. I also have a couple of friends who go much farther, into the definite black area, and I strongly dislike their actions, even though the result of those actions is their livelihood.”
Kevin, I thank you for your input. I welcome other comments on this subject. Just scroll down from here and click on “Add comment.” We could have a lively discussion there!