We got him back with a whole floor of rooms to himself.
I'm sorry you missed your plane.
Glad to get to know you.
Oh, no. No gambling.
And once he was back, he played small.
He bet 1,000 a hand, instead of his usual 30,000 a hand.
...to the bank with a natural lead over a five.
But I knew the trick with whales like Ichikawa...
was that they can't bet small for long.
He didn't think of it as winning 10,000...
he thought of it as losing 90,000.
So, he upped his bets.
Until he dropped his winnings back and gave up a million of his own cash.
In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing...
and keep them coming back.
The longer they play, the more they lose.
In the end, we get it all.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933