Wet and Windy August Musings

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Australian leg spinner Shane Warne was back at his former English county, Hampshire, after he got knocked out of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas last month. 

Warne was at Hampshire’s Rose Bowl ground in Southampton in a bid to inspire his former team-mates in their battle against relegation from division one of the LV County Championship.But his appearance failed to have the desired effect as Hampshire were beaten by six wickets by Lancashire and remain deep in trouble at the foot of the table.

The first race track casinos opened in Florida and Pennsylvania two years ago in an attempt to stem falling attendances and revenues. Now there are eleven states with racinos.

A Californian slots player who claimed he was down to his last 75 cents (about 32p) landed the $1.3 million (£650,000) jackpot at a Lake Tahoe, Nevada casino.Kurt Yoshino Kitajima collected his mammoth haul at the Lakeside Inn and Casino in Stateline.”I was playing my last 75 cents and was hoping I would hit something to keep me playing,” said Kitajima.A financial consultant, Kitajima said he plans to put his winnings into a savings account.

You can get a degree in gambling at the University of Salford, where the Centre for the Study of Gambling was set up 14 years ago.

It is headed by Professor Peter Collins and also undertakes research and consultancy work into gambling and leisure industry trends.

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