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The Reel Life

30 April 2009

One of The Reel Life's biggest pet peeves is false advertising. This happens a lot in the world of the online slots. Casinos will say their progressive slot is "ready to be hit." Of course, after four hours of playing said slot, we are no closer to the jackpot. So we can sympathize with some chicken lovers in the U.S. who have a bone to pick with the Popeyes restaurant chain.

Popeyes is a popular fried chicken fast food chain based in the United States. On Earth Day, Popeyes was offering eight fried chicken pieces for $4.99, a savings of $5. The deal was well-advertised on TV throughout the country.

It turns out that a Popeyes in Minneapolis, the only Popeyes in the state of Minnesota, decided not to offer the promotion. According to Fox 9, "homemade signs on the door at the Popeye's on Lake Street said it wasn't honoring the nationally advertised special. Instead, they were offering nine pieces for $9.99. The line for Popeye's was out the door Wednesday afternoon and early evening. A half-dozen Minneapolis police officer showed up to settle the crowd down."

Note to the Minneapolis franchise manager: If you're the only Popeyes in the 12th-largest state in the country, you should support whatever promotion the higher-ups are offering.

A similar problem with Popeyes happened in Rochester, N.Y. In this case, numerous Popeyes restaurants simply ran out of chicken.

The two videos below can do these stories a lot more justice than The Reel Life can.

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Tournament giants Go Casino will be running another huge free slot tournament. It's called the "May Flowers $150,000 Freeroll" featuring the game "Cherry Blossoms," a 5-reel, 25 pay-line slot machine.

A prize pool of $150,000 is guaranteed, with a 1st place prize of $65,000 to the lucky winner of this tournament. There will also be generous prizes all the way to 500th place. Entry is absolutely free, with re-buys of $20.

The slot tournament will start on Tuesday May 5th at 8 pm (ET) and runs until Tuesday May 19th 8 pm.

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