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Charles Spurgeon frequently visited Monaco which had been a gambling resort for years. Spurgeon, of course, was not a gambler, but he enjoyed visiting the grounds of the Casino of Monte Carlo and walking through its lavish gardens. Spurgeon thought the gardens were some of the most beautiful in the world. One day after a conversation with a friend, Spurgeon determined that he would never go there again. The owner of the casino had said to Spurgeon’s friend, "You hardly ever visit my gardens anymore." Spurgeon’s friend replied that since he didn’t gamble it would not be fair of him to continue to enjoy the beautiful gardens without making some contribution to the casino. The owner encouraged the friend to continue visiting because he would lose customers if the friend quit visiting the gardens. He said, "There are many people who don’t intend to gamble in the casino who feel quite comfortable visiting the gardens. Then, from the gardens, it is but a short distance to the gambling tables. You see, when you visit my gardens, you attract other people who eventually become my gambling customers." (Source Unknown)

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