Before we begin- we nailed the coin flip again yesterday. In super bowl coin flips, we believe we have called each one correctly but one since starting the blog. Plus we told you the Giants +3 was a great bet and we told you to forgo the points and take the money line because the Giants were going to win outright.
When will you listen?
And now...Don't Bet On It....
Somewhat quietly, and not with a bang but a whimper, the bill to bring a mega-casino to the Miami Herald property fizzled and went bust in the Florida legislature last Friday. Genting Berhad, the Asian company that bought the Herald property and made the bet, threw a seven on it's second roll, which any Vegas craps player will tell you results in the stick man shouting "seven out!" and wiping all the chips off the table and into the coffers of the house.
The NY Times covered the defeat of the gambling bill, and not surprisingly, all the usual suspects were behind the murder of the bill: Disney World, The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Norman Braman, some religious groups and the Miccosukee Indian tribe, which has a near monopoly of the Casinos already operating in Florida.
Casinos and legalized gambling make strange bedfellows.
We're not sure how we felt about the prospect of a mega-casino five minutes away from the REGJB.
Judges leaving court early to catch the 7pm Cher Concert?
Racing from morning calendar to get in line early for the $9.95 lunch buffet?
In the final analysis, these are the things people fly to Vegas for. And in our humble opinion, they are better left in Vegas.
See You In Court.
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