Trump Casino’s $25,000 Plastic Surgery Promo Can’t Help Gamblers Save Face
COMMENTARY | The Donald’s Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City is offering to feed two popular addictions at once with an October promotion. A player’s card contest will award a dubiously lucky winner $25,000 worth of cosmetic surgery. Plenty of physicians and psychologists are getting their noses out of joint over this one, and I have to agree.
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- Indian tribes have used their position as sovereign entities to develop a number of gaming establishments. Indian casinos operate in 22 states. This number is expected to grow.
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1959: Wayne Newton performs in Vegas for the first time, despite the fact that he is still too young to enter a casino.
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