Mick Akers A new slot machine featuring Willie Nelson and references to marijuana is on display at the Global Gaming Expo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas. By Mick Akers (contact) Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 | 2 a.m. A new Willie Nelson-themed slot machine really puts the pot in jackpot, with electronic reels featuring images of marijuana leaves and other nods to the cannabis subculture. Las Vegas-based slot maker Everi Holdings debuted the machine featuring the pot-loving country music legend this week at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It should hit casino floors early next year. With recreational marijuana now legal in nine states, including Nevada, game developers figured it was high time for such a machine, which also includes images of Nelson smoking what appears to be a joint and a maximum bet of $4.20 — a number symbolic of getting high. “We made this choice because it’s Willie Nelson and it feels true to his brand,” said Allison Pope, … [Read more...] about New slot machine features Willie Nelson, marijuana references
Over and over again, he is seen going from one end of the field to another. He's returning interceptions and punts in a few clips while catching short passes in others. He evades oncoming tacklers, slipping by them them with quick jukes and sidesteps. Sometimes he just runs right past them. The end zone is always the final stop. Jaylen Waddle's high school highlight tape is a visual feast for people who like to indulge in football montages. His 40-yard dash time of 4.37 seconds intrigues the sports geeks who obsess about combine tests. The four-star rating he garnered excites the fans populating recruiting message boards. But is he ready for Alabama and the SEC? "We'll see," he said. "Hopefully, I am able to adjust. We'll see." Talk to Waddle's former coach, Bellaire Episcopal's Steve Leisz, and he'll say the receiver will do just fine. It's an opinion backed by Leisz's offensive coordinator, Kary Kemble, who once remarked to him that the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Waddle was the … [Read more...] about Can Alabama’s new slot WR still dazzle in the SEC like he did in the SPC?
The new state budget creates a new State Supreme Court judgeship for Nassau and Suffolk — one of five judgeships created statewide. New York City gets three — one each for Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens, while the other covers Westchester, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties. Judicial officials last week could not say which Long Island county will get the new judgeship. But some Suffolk officials said they expect the new slot to go to Suffolk because Nassau has two more judges on the court than Suffolk. The new judicial post would add to the seven countywide judgeships already up from grabs in Suffolk this fall. Nominations will be made for Supreme Court judgeships in September. By Rick Brand Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island. … [Read more...] about Long Island gets new State Supreme Court judgeship
Last Updated Apr 1, 2010 1:16 PM EDT Anyone remember that little airline called American (AMR)? Those guys used to rule New York from a mighty perch, but in the last several years they've seen airlines hammer away. Continental (CAL) came at them from Newark while Delta (DAL) and JetBlue (JBLU) snuck up on them at JFK. Delta's most recent effort to swap slots in Washington for US Airways' slots at LaGuardia was just the last straw. American now wants New York back, in all its glory. How bad does it want it? It's even turning to its former enemy JetBlue for help. It's not like American disappeared off the radar in New York. They continue to hold a healthy, very large share and maintain many lucrative corporate contracts. It's just that competitors grew quickly while American did not. Now it's time to brawl. There were a lot of things announced yesterday in American's bid to take New York, so let's rattle them off. American chose Art Torno to be the new Vice President of New York … [Read more...] about American Airlines Seeks Air Supremacy in New York (With JetBlue’s Help)
There is now casino gambling now in 38 states, which use the revenue from gambling to help solve their bloated budget deficits.The main attraction at these gambling halls is now the new slot machines - there are close to 850,000 of them in the United States, twice the number of ATMs.We Americans spend more money on slots than on movies, baseball and theme parks combined. But with the modern slot machines, there is a greater potential for a dangerous side effect: gambling addiction, as more people are addicted to slots than any other form of gambling.Playing the OddsIf you're casino bound, remember, the house always has the upper hand, but there are ways to increase your odds of winning. And ways to avoid becoming a "problem gambler."The Big GambleExtra: Slot Machines and "The Zone"Extra: Slot Addicts' BurnoutExtra: Can Machines Cause Addiction? Gamblers AnonymousNational Center for Responsible GamingStop Predatory GamblingArnie & Sheila Wexler AssociatesOld fashioned slot machines … [Read more...] about Slot Machines: The Big Gamble