Landing a job vs winning at Casino Slots

Nearly everybody, at some stage, has dreamt of what they’d do with the money if they won the jackpot on an online slots game such as Thunderstruck game series. Depending on your job, you may even have had these thoughts whilst in the office. With the exception of Tibetan monks, we’ve all thought what we’d buy, where we’d go, the parties we’d throw – it’s human nature to dream and it is healthy escapism. Without dreams, life can easily become a dull series of Tuesday mornings and vapid team meetings.

Even Martin Luther King dreamt. Well, he dreamt about equal rights in 1960s America, but you get the gist.

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But what sort of money are we talking? It’s all very well dreaming about how you’d spend your money, but if you don’t know how much you’d win, how can you draw up a list? Are you planning to buy Fiji or is it just a case of getting some new tyres on your Lexus?

Well, The Guinness World Record for the biggest online slot win is £13.2 million, won by British Jon Heywood in 2015 on the Mega Moolah slot.

Recently, PokerStars Casino has introduced several progressive jackpot slots, which have minimum jackpots of over £1 million. They have made 12 millionaires on slots since January 2017, giving away over £20 million in progressive jackpots. (Biggest Slot Machine Wins in History | Casino Life Magazine)

So there you have it. You can win big by playing on slots games. Really big. So how does it compare to landing a job?

What’s your dream job?

This all boils down to what your dream job is. Is it the incredible feeling of working towards finally doing something fulfilling over a number of years, to professionally nourish your mind and see yourself financially compensated beyond what you thought possible? To overcome adversity and to strive towards a long-term professional goal, putting in years of hard work and sacrifice?

Many people put in this kind of dedication when they become doctors, surgeons, Stem Cell researchers, astronauts, or pilots (and freelance writers!). We’re not talking about landing a Summer job stacking shelves at your local supermarket, though if that’s your dream, you follow it.

Which would you choose?

So, which is preferable? Landing the job of your dreams, knowing that years of studying in the library whilst your friends were out at parties, or decades of climbing the greasy pole of professional hierarchies have all paid off? Or casually playing online slots, and with a few clicks of the button changing your life irreversibly forever?

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” – Robert Heinlein

There’s no getting away from the fact that humans can be lazy at times. Not all of us, but most of us. I suspect many people would choose winning at casino slots over landing a job, solely because it’s a “get rich quick” scheme where you don’t have to put in years of hard work first. And the satisfaction of knowing you’ve genuinely earned it? Well, we can ignore the guilt along with the letters from long-lost “relatives” all looking for a part of your slots fortune.

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