gamble

My whole life I’ve heard the saying
“Good things take time”
But now I’d disagree by saying
“Great things happen in the blink of an eye”

You came into my life when I least expected
And although the timing wasn’t right somehow it turned out perfect

What were the odds that you’d stumble on to me
What are the chances that you’d be exactly what I need
Who could’ve predicted that you’d take my breath away
With every subtle touch, with every single kiss, Each moment that I’m with you feels like complete bliss

You’re one in a million
And you and I are a million to one
If I had to gamble on a couple
My money would always be on us.

—  Rafelina Michelle
Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.
If not, leave this gathering.
Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.
Don’t wait any longer.
Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you.
—  Rumi
Casino

Aries in a casino is all about the poker.

Taurus in a casino is enjoying any free drinks.

Gemini in a casino is on the arm of a high-roller or might be counting cards ;)

Cancer in a casino knows when to hold back and walk away with their winnings.

Leo can get a big head in a casino but will be one of the best dressed there!

Virgo would rather watch and cheer on their friends at the tables than gamble too much at a casino.

Libra is having fun at the slots in a casino!

Scorpio has the best poker face in the whole casino.

Sagittarius is risky at a casino and may put everything on black or red in roulette.

Capricorn may be one of the high-rollers at a casino :o

Aquarius might try something different like Keno at the casino.

Pisces found the club at the casino or might be enjoying a sushi buffet.

For those heading to Las Vegas hoping to win vast amounts of money, use this graphic as a friendly reminder that things probably won’t work out in your favor. That said, if you want to lose a smaller percentage of your money, the scatter plot suggests you should stick with the data points hovering near the x-axis.

Your best bet is the $100 slot machines, where the casinos take only 3.6% of your money! Of course, you’ll need a hefty stack of Benjamins if you want to play for more than a couple minutes. And if you are concerned about the magnitude of money lost rather than the percentage, you may want to move over to the penny slots, where you’ll still lose only 11.8%.

If you’re a sports fan, betting on baseball will give you slightly better odds than basketball and football. You’re much less likely to lose your money betting on those sports than on racing.

If you like heading to the tables, bingo is the game-o. The house only takes in 8.8% of the wagers there, followed by blackjack (11.1%). Stay away from 3-card poker, where gamblers lose an average of 32.5% of their money.

The weekly average values in this graphic were derived from one year of data for all non-restricted locations in the Las Vegas Strip area.

Data source: http://gaming.nv.gov/index.aspx?page=149 (12-month summary of Feb 2014 pdf).