Apparently, Larry hated yesterday’s poem. So I thought I’d post this little anecdote he told me to balance the scales. It’s about Steve Wynn, a big investor in casinos in the US, Macao and Hong Kong–a casino magnate in fact. He was asked in an interview how he got into the casino business. His answer was something like this:
“The first time I went to Las Vegas, I saw this gigantic room. At one end was a door. People came through that door with their money, and hours later they went back out without it. I thought, ‘What a wonderful business!’.”
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Yes. And his tag line was: “All you have to do is figure out how to get them to come in.” So far, he hasn’t come up with the formula to attract Meryl and yours truly.
We like to spend our money elsewhere.
I walked into one of those enormous casinos in Macao many years ago and as quickly as I could, turned and walked out again as if I had just escaped the maws of a shark.