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At first it was an accident.
Max Bet, over there on the right.
Max Bet on a $5 machine.
The big button over there on the right.
It’s says max bet.
But that’s a lie.
It’s a cover up because what it really should say is:
soul, family, job, reputation, retirement account, sanity, future
Don’t press that button.
It’s a lie.
Seems you could win your jackpot more quickly,
But what you’re really risking is your life.
Your risking your life to win a jackpot.
But that’s a lie too.
There is no jackpot waiting for you.
All you get for all you’ve risked is …
more time to lose more of the best years of your life.
More time wasting away in front of a machine.
Sorry, this isn’t a poem and it’s not impressive writing, but it is TRUE.