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The Reel Life

11 December 2008

Politics and corruption. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. And The Reel Life has been doing some multi-tasking this week. We're still playing our online slots. But we're also following the fascinating story of Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois.

In case you live outside the U.S., or have simply stopped following politics since the election is over, here's the skinny. Blagojevich was arrested this week by authorities after he was "named in a federal criminal complaint that alleged a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy aimed at providing financial benefits to the governor, his political fund and his wife," according the Chicago Tribune. Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell the vacated Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama, among other misdeeds. The Tribune quotes U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald saying Blagojevich's actions were a "political crime spree."

The Reel Life has learned a simple truth after watching these proceedings unfold. Remember, while politicians will lie, cheat and steal to get ahead, slot machines can't be bribed.

Get in the fast lane grandma, the Bingo game is ready to roll!

Just six weeks since the last big win, the progressive jackpot at has been hit again for six-figures.

Last week's big winner was a player known as ZONARIZ who won $110,125 (€87,728) playing one of Slotland's popular video poker games, Striking 7s. Striking 7s is a Romanesque variation of the popular Deuces Wild video poker game. While this is the seventh major jackpot this year at Slotland, it is the first one on Striking 7s.

"This seems to be gaining momentum," said a Slotland spokesman. "The more people hear about big jackpot wins, the more people that play our games. The jackpot goes up every time a player places a max bet, so more players means the jackpot is growing pretty fast these days!"

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