LAS VEGAS - BOO!!!
If you didn’t get enough of Halloween and don’t wanna take off your costume, just sit down at your computer, grab your iPad or iPhone, and check out "Divas Of Darkness". Check with your favorite online casino to see if they have Divas, then start spinning the slots. Of course, you’re probably wondering what my costume was for Halloween. Actually dressed as a beekeeper. Just got an old fishing net out of the garage, stuck it on my head, painted a few bees on the mesh and VOILA, I’m a beekeeper! Back to the Divas. According to the notes, Divas of Darkness is an online slot game with four charming vampire ladies, complete with noxious concoctions, ancient artifacts, and macabre charm. Not so sure you’re gonna smell the ‘noxious concoctions’ on your laptop or cell phone, but if the vampire ladies don’t drink all your blood, you might just add some coin to your bank!
CHICKEN & PICKLE!!!
It ain’t here yet, but Chicken N Pickle is coming to Vegas in 2023. The chicken part is obvious, and for those not yet in the loop, the pickle refers to the fastest growing sport in the country, pickleball. Think tennis with paddles, a plastic ball with holes and a court about half the size. And if you have a few spare bucks, you can call Kevin Durant who just bought an expansion team in the MLP (Major League Pickleball). Or you can hit up LeBron or Tom Brady and see if they need another investor. The Chicken N Pickle locations are generally three acres of multi-level, indoor/outdoor entertainment complexes, featuring rotisserie chicken and air-conditioned pickleball. You’ll also find a game room with ping pong and a bunch of TV screens to watch/BET ON your favorite games. If you wanna get your pickle on and chomp on some chicken right now, you’ll have to head to Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Wichita or Grand Prairie, TX. Of course you can pickle anywhere there’s a court, and eat chicken at a zillion places, but putting both together is a little touch of GENIUS!
Ready to win a few bucks in Philly tonight? Of course you are. Philadelphia sends Ranger Suarez to the hill and he has had two solid outings in the playoffs. Against the Braves he gave up 1 earned run in 3 innings, and followed up against the Padres allowing 1 earned run again over 5 innings. Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. was close to perfect against the Mariners in the ALDS, throwing 6 innings worth of bagels and allowing just 2 hits. In his last outing against the Yankees in the ALCS, he wasn’t as efficient, getting touched for 8 hits and 3 earned in just 5 innings. If you’re wondering how the Phillies have responded after losing a game in the playoffs, gotcha. How about a 2-0 PERFECTO! And oh yea, if you’re wondering how they’ve done at the Citizens Bank Park in the playoffs, the Phils are 5-0. Yea, FIVE & OH! So once again, gonna ring that Liberty Bell baabbbee!
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