... put in a cowboy theme park for wealthy tourists to kill and have sex with.
That. Is. Bonkers. How do you even pitch that? "We want to build Disney's Frontierland, but with droid mascots you can choke-fuck to death. Bring the kids!" And before you argue that Delos (the company behind Westworld) created the theme park to fund their robot research, it's explicitly stated that the theme park was their ultimate goal all along. (Also, you can find funding for robotics. It's not like Boston Dynamics needs to charge people to put their bumbling automatons in headlocks.) Not to mention that maintaining endless acres of Western environment from a Hunger Games control room isn't the best goddamn way to fund a robotics company.
"We can afford a ridiculous Death Star command room, but are stuck with 20-watt bulbs?"
In a world in which we already have holograms, virtual reality, and video games, what kind of unseen futurescape would compel us to use the biggest-ever technological breakthrough exclusively for a fringe fantasy? That's like if we landed on the Moon solely to donkey-punch a space boulder.