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Old 05-22-2015, 07:21 AM   #41
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #42
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Risk management assumes that someone is capable of considering outcomes different than they desire. I agree with the comment above that some people just seem to find it impossible to consider an alternate outcome. That is why the law of unintended consequences is so often ignored.
IMO if people really accepted that things might not turn out the way they want Las Vegas would not exist.
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IMO if people really accepted that things might not turn out the way they want Las Vegas would not exist.
Funny how the more discretionary income one has the less ( or should it be more?) accepting one becomes of outside opinion to this end.
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Funny how the more discretionary income one has the less ( or should it be more?) accepting one becomes of outside opinion to this end.
Well, all the lotteries would tend to refute that theory as people with little and no discretionary income play them all the time. Sad thing is their odds are so far worse than any Vegas odds. Slot machines returning 95% and above vs. Lotteries returning 50% and below.

I think most of us are led to a small amount of gambling and hoping for an outcome that we know might be unlikely. Most who gamble in Vegas or on lotteries understand the odds are against them but gamble money they feel they can afford to lose. Gambling on the water with lives at stake is an entirely different proposition.

Buying a lottery ticket where the odds are 10000 to 1 against me winning anything is a gamble I can take. Operating one of our Ribs without a kill switch where the odds are probably 10000 to 1 in favor of nothing happening is one I can't take.
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