Thursday, February 21, 2008

Put Your Makeup On, Fix Your Hair Up Pretty..

...and meet me tonight in Atlantic City.
Playing like a seasoned gambler, he blended in with the rest of the crowd, wagering thousands of dollars at the poker and blackjack tables at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
He was even rewarded with comps for being a “rated player.”
But his yearlong gambling spree finally ended in late 2006, when Borgata officials found out that this would-be high roller was actually a 19-year-old underage gambler.
He was able to avoid detection for so long because the casino failed to verify his age after he used fake identification to sign up for a Borgata player's card. Now Borgata has been slapped with a $105,000 fine in what is the largest penalty ever against an Atlantic City casino for violating New Jersey's law prohibiting anyone younger than 21 years old from gambling.
This kid was sharp, When I was 18, I was only playing a one-armed bandit when I got tossed from a casino in Reno back in 19-whatever. Security waited till I lost all my money before busting me.
My friend stayed longer because he kept winning. He was ahead when security lost patience and stopped him. I don't remember how much he won, but when he cashed in his quarters for bills, the cashier was nervous about giving an underaged gambler his winnings, so she gave the cash to the Lutheran minister who brought us in the joint.

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