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It was the strangest thing to see a bookstore within a casino. I had never in my life seen such a thing, but I guess there is a first time for everything. The BGO Casino, which was the local casino we had in our small town, was opening a book store right inside the casino. The owner of the casino, Martin Wood, was an established author so it looked as if he was trying to double his profits. It was a strange pairing, but seemed like a smart idea given Martin Wood’s background. This was the first casino he owned that I knew of, but I knew that he had self-published about ten books. Surely he would be selling all of his own books within this bookstore to be placed inside his casino. The BGO Casino would likely be the first casino of its kind and it would definitely draw a different kind of crowd than the normal casino. I was intrigued to see how the bookstore would change the atmosphere of the casino.read more
The opening of the bookstore inside the BGO Casino attracted a whole new type of crowd. It was definitely a more sophisticated crowd than one would usually see at a casino. I know it had a lot to do with Martin Wood’s new bookstore he strategically placed within the casino. On the other hand, the casino was located within a small town and this was certainly not a college town.read more