January 8, 2020
Winning is effortless. Anybody can win. Not just anybody proves to be capable of sustaining a heavy loss. Famous gamblers die with nothing left to their names but fame. The story has been repeated so many times as to be an accepted rule of the game. Am I getting across the idea that there is a poetics to gambling, as well as aesthetics? What players also know and enjoy is the indulgent lifestyle. The house encourages this by offering perks to lavish spenders. On however modest scale, I discovered the value of “comps.” It’s what’s left after I lose. These pictures are my comps.