Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

New casino games aimed at attracting younger gamblers

The Associated Press
5/6/2004, 1:01 p.m. CT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Forget glitzy Las Vegas casino ads teeming with young guys and supermodels.

The typical Gulf Coast gambler is silver-haired and over 50, Southern Gaming Summit experts agree.

So what slot machines and casino games are seductive enough to turn Generation X-ers into devout gamblers? [...]

Another huge young crowd flocked to the $5,000 Chicken Challenge, an up.m.arket version of the old carnival game. The goal is still winning a tic-tac-toe game against a hen who marks her squares with her beak. But this hen sits inside a huge, air-conditioned golden coach.

Owner Robin Turner of Florida-based University of Feathers provides his casino clients with a coach, 12 chickens and a hen wrangler who feeds and cares for them.

"If the chicken needs to lay an egg or is just having a bad day and won't play, there is always a backup chicken," Turner said.

Currently, Challenge chickens are playing five casinos nationwide, including Trump 29 in Palm Springs.

Casinos reward loyal high rollers with a chance to beat the chicken for $5,000.

Wonder if a possum could get a job like that? I mean, minus the beating.

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