Who of us has not had thoughts of winning money. When I was a kid in the 1960’s, a friend of mine won $135 on bingo night. That totally impressed me. I was about thirteen years of age at the time and got paid only $5 to mow a yard. It would take me all summer to earn as much as he won in one night. I think it cost about $10 to enter the bingo tournament. His parents entered him in the tournament, something mine would never have even considered.
I attended a conference one time in Vegas and meandered through some of the casinos to check things out. I don’t know how to gamble, so I passed the time watching others lose their money. I heard some commotion at one of the craps tables. I put a quarter down to place a bet, and maybe learn how to play. One of card dealers asked me what I was doing.
“I’m placing a bet,” I told him. “Not here,” he said, adding, “See that guy with the dice? He won over $1,000,000 last night. Some of those chips of his are $10,000. You can try your luck at another table.” I retrieved my quarter and looked for another way to lose my 25 cents.
I bought a lottery ticket for a dollar one time when the jackpot was over $100,000,000 but forgot to check if I had won or not. That’s about it for me as far as winning money. Yet, I think it about often, that is, if I ever were to win money in Vegas or the lottery. I think we all do.
I included on the Treasure Trove board game a situation whereby a player can win money. The following card is a play on words, but still fun for the player drawing the card. In Korea, the currency is called the “won,” just as we have the dollar.