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The Reel Life

26 August 2009

The Reel Life enjoys watching movies when taking a break from the online slots. But sometimes we'll kill two birds with one stone and watch a movie while playing a slot. One of the best movies we've seen recently is "Into the Wild," the story of a young man who goes into the Alaskan wilderness in search of himself. Seeing the movie (or reading the book that the movie was based on) wasn't enough for an Illinois teenager, and the Alaskan rangers are not pleased.

According to the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald, Don Carroll, 19, went to Alaska to look for the "magic bus" that was made famous by the movie/book. Carroll and his friend found the bus, and then got lost for three days without food or water.

The two got rescued by the Alaskan Rangers, but it turns out that this wasn't Carroll's first run-in with the Rangers. In June, he got lost after climbing Mount Healy in Denali National Park and had to be rescued then as well.

"If police see me (hiking) in the woods, they're going to arrest me," a rueful Carroll told The Daily Herald during a cell phone interview Tuesday. "The chief ranger said he's not going to come looking for me anymore."

The Reel Life doesn't blame the chief ranger for making that promise. And we will promise all our loyal readers that the only time we're seeing the Alaskan wild is through a slot machine.

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

Microgaming progressive jackpot update

The jackpots stayed silent this week, which means that there are some major progressives itching to be hit:

  • Mega Moolah Mega $1,139,155
  • King Cashalot $411,669
  • MajorMillions $268,479
  • CyberStud $168,715
  • Poker Ride $127,060

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