Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut released an iPhone application this week that lets users play an electronic slot machine and offers tutorials on table games available at the casino. There’s no actual money involved. The application must be downloaded through Apple’s iTunes program.
The application is yet another form of marketing to promote the predatory gambling business model that relies on heavily indebted and addicted people for its profits.
Foxwoods’ senior vice president of consumer marketing, Robert Victoria disputed the idea that casino marketing feeds addictions. “There are applications that help a person choose wine — they don’t seem to endorse people to overindulge in alcohol,” Victoria said.
But the winemaker drinks his own wine. Predatory gambling is the only product or service where the people who own it and promote it don’t use it.