Have you ever gambled in a casino?

In Quebec, as in many other places in the world, we have government-run casinos, as well as government-run lotteries etc.

While I do buy my weekly lottery ticket, I don’t gamble in the casinos. But my g/f likes to go, and I have accompanied her on a couple of occasions to watch her play the one-armed bandits — which are all electronic these days and operated by pushing buttons, but they still have the traditional arm on the right side.

The machines hold no allure for me, but if I had lots of money to waste, I would probably take a seat at the blackjack table, with a glass of wine and try to look as cool and chic as possible.

But I noticed today on a visit to the casino in Mont-Tremblant that there were no James Bond types and his bevy of typical beauties there. Instead, most of the people at the machines and tables were seniors. Perhaps it’s because the casino is located in a Laurentian village resort area, as opposed to a big city like Montreal . . .

Anyway, what about you? Are you into the casino scene?

— Jillian