We've been to a few dozen casinos and hit the roulette tables at every one, and have NEVER seen one the balls fly off the wheel and hit someone.
Well, now it has happened.
A casino dealer at an off-Strip hotel-casino injured a player when a rogue roulette ball popped out of the wheel and hit her in the eye. 'ROGUE' ball?
Went to the dictionary and looked up rogue.
The first meaning is: a dishonest or unprincipled person. Not a roulette ball. The second meaning is: an elephant or other large wild animal driven away or living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies. Nope, again, NOT a roulette ball.
Finally hit it on the third meaning: a person or thing that behaves in an aberrant, faulty, or unpredictable way. So, the ball was aberrant, faulty and unpredictable.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Dalease Brown, a Clark County resident, was at Gold Coast hotel-casino on Oct. 28, 2021, when a dealer rolled the roulette marble in a negligent and unsafe speed/manner.
The marble ball ricocheted from the roulette wheel and violently struck Plaintiff in her left eye at a high rate of speed, severely injuring Plaintiff. They're seeking damages in excess of $15,000. Heard, but can not confirm, that if they win the suit, they're gonna put the $15 DIMES all in on RED!!!
CAN YOU SUE FOR A WEDGIE???
Disney is getting sued for an 'injurious wedgie.' According to court documents, the WEDGIE allegedly resulted from riding a 214-foot water slide in the resort’s Typhoon Lagoon water park in Florida, called the Humunga Kowabunga.
The family was visiting Disney for a birthday celebration. The slide, which Disney bills on its website as a “near-vertical, 5-story drop — in the dark,” descends 214 feet and plunges riders into a pool of water to end the ride. The lawsuit alleges that Disney knew, or should have known, of the risk of painful 'wedgies,' particularly for women.
“Specifically, when a rider of The Slide reached the bottom of the ride and traveled into the pool of water designed to stop further travel, the force of the water can push loose garments into a person’s anatomy - an event known as a ‘wedgie,’” the suit says.
“Because of a woman’s anatomy, the risk of a painful ‘wedgie’ is more common and more serious than it is for a man.”
Okay. I'll have to take their word for it. I have been on the end of a wedgie, even an ATOMIC WEDGIE, and have pulled my share of wedgies many, many, many times back in the day, but have NEVER given or received one from a woman.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages exceeding $50,000. Thinking that Disney might have to rework its iconic tag lines, 'Where Dreams Come True,' or, 'The Most Magical Place on Earth!'
LOX & BAGELS!!!
Another Thursday bang for the wallet last week when the Lions picked up a 34-20 win over the Packers as a -2.5 point favorite.
That's 3-1 for LOX & BAGELS, and while it's a small sample size, 75% ain't too shabby.
For this Thursday, not sure about laying 6.5 with Washington, and don't trust Chicago. So, we're gonna go PROPALICIOUS and look at the Over/Under total for points scored by each team.
Most sportsbooks have the Bears total listed at 19.5 points for the game and we're all over the OVER! Why? Have you seen the Commanders defense?
After allowing 16 points to Arizona in the opener, they have given up 33 to Denver, 37 to Buffalo and 34 to Philly. So, gimme Justin Fields and Da Bears for at least 20 points. Enjoy the LOX!!!
Benjamin Eckstein is a nationally syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America's Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him online at www.americasline.com. He is beloved by most, when he picks winners, and detested by others, when he picks the occasional loser. If you wanna piece of Eck, hit his [email protected].