Over the years my work has taken me to many casino towns, LV, Reno, Tahoe, various Indian casinos. I usually stayed in Casino hotels. I also noticed the depressive effect of the whole scene. Just walking through a huge casino floor to get outside was a downer.
Ever notice (I sound like Andy Rooney) how the TV ads all show these young, attractive people jumping up and down in hysterical glee. But the actual casinos are full of really dog-eared looking retirees in polyester glumly smoking cigs and plugging slots. Sexy huh?