Truth In Advertising

The new MGM Grand Casino at Foxwoods has taken over most of the advertising at Park Street. Some of it’s kind of clever, to be honest. I’m tickled by a banner that reads “Yeah, We’ve Got A Theme. It’s Called Awesome.” But I also wonder if they might have chosen more accurate phrasing.

Instead of “Here, lady luck actually winks back” they should say “The house always wins.” And instead of the theme being “awesome” it should actually be “the house always wins.” And every advertisement should carry a disclaimer noting that gambling is a tax on people wtih poor math and/or impulse-control skills. But, you know, whatever. It’s not a public service announcement – we all know advertising is a public disservice.

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