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  • Importance Of Luck In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson And The Rocking-Horse Winner

    We often associate winning with some amount of luck being had by said winner. But we don’t often think about the times when being the winner at something comes with a more unsavory prize. In the short stories “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence, both authors demonstrate a situation in which winning may not be the preferred option, and making it to the winner’s circle does not involve luck. And while luck is often the precursor to winning something…

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  • An Analysis Of Clive Thompson's Smarter Than You Think

    In the article ‘Smarter Than You Think,’ by Clive Thompson, the author explains the comparison of the human mind vs machine intelligence. He talks about the speed of these machines in a game of chess and the millions of calculations it can make in just seconds. Compared with humans, these machines outmatch ourselves in everything expect in one way. Thompson explains even though machines are better they have trouble with “intelligence amplification,” but when paired together the possibilities are…

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  • Luck Is A Matter Of Preparation Meeting Opportunity Analysis

    every time you walk in a casino and someone wins it big on a slot machine or at a table game. Yes, there are professional gamblers out there who prepare themselves by studying statistics and gaming theory for specific games; however, like me the majority of the people who go to the casino do not do any specific preparation at all. You just slide up to a machine or table and hope that luck is on your side. There may be people that saying choosing to go to a specific casino, getting into the car…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Legalized Gambling

    gambling for “moral” reasons even though he became the 8th wealthiest person on the planet as a casino mogul. His underlying intentions should be clear to everyone as he has vowed to “spend whatever it takes” to stop online gambling. In fact, an op-ed by Michelle Minton from the Competitive Enterprise Institute should clear up any lingering doubts as to Adelson’s true motives. Minton noted how two of his casinos, the Venetian and the Palazzo, offer smartphone apps for sports…

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  • Don The Beachcomber In Hollywood: The Tiki Culture

    With the establishment of the legendary ‘Don the Beachcomber’ in Hollywood, L.A in the early part of the last century, Polynesian themes arrived in style. This amazing new spot was the first Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in America and proved to be an instant hit. Its success spawned several copycats and soon the Polynesian theme named ‘Tiki’ culture spread across the world. That was back in the 1930s-40s, the trend like all others soon died out. Back to the 2000s, the Tiki culture has…

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  • Las Vegas Financing Case Study

    Each year, men, women, and families travel to the brilliant and exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city has much to offer, including lots of trouble. Whether people travel for business or pleasure, there are often times when the ending of the trip is formidable. When this happens, it is very important to know what to look for when choosing an attorney and a Las Vegas bail bondsman. There are hundreds of bondsmen in Las Vegas. Each one is different from the others. They offer a different…

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  • Personal Narrative: Third Dive Bar

    The bar is quiet. I mean, not that it isn’t always quiet – what with us beingthe third dive bar on the one street, which is really just a mesh of Trost nightlife that spreads out five blocks in either direction, which makes the competition more than tough on a good day – but tonight is practically empty. We usually have a couple regulars who slump over the bar from sundown to sunrise, but today there are more stools empty than occupied. Maybe there’s a game on? But that wouldn’t explain why…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Bingo

    Online Bingo: Not your Grandma’s Bingo In the past, you may have associated bingo with shuffleboard and bridge but did you know that more and more young people are playing it online these days? It is one of the fastest growing online gaming forums to hit the internet and because it is easy to play and anyone can play it, there have been a growing number of people playing it on various sites. From free games to high stakes games of online bingo, it may surprise you to see who is playing bingo…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Winning The Lottery

    “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” Edmund Burke The chances of winning the lottery are slim to none. As a matter of fact, the Executive Director of the American Statistical Association, says, “The probability of winning the jackpot is 1 in 175,233,510” (Wasserstein). Most everyone in the world wants to be free and have cash money. Billions of people play the lottery in hopes of becoming that lucky winner. However, winning the…

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  • Fantasy Football Friend Or Foe

    Fantasy Football: Friend or Foe? Ding! A man glances at his smartphone and realizes it is an update about his fantasy football team. The notification read “Congratulations! You have now moved into first place during week four of the regular season. You currently have a total of 589 points.” Football fanatics take every opportunity they have to stay posted on the latest NFL news. The best way that everyone believes to do so is to open an online account for fantasy football. NFL fans enjoy the fun…

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