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The Reel Life

7 January 2010

The Reel Life has run into some tough luck when playing the online slots. We often make thinly veiled threats that we will "kill whoever designed this stupid game" or "if I don't hit a jackpot in the next 10 minutes I'm going to go nuts." A man in England made some similar threats and got into some serious hot water.

According to the Daily Mail, 26-year-old Andrew Rodgerson threatened to kill a racehorse unless it withdrew from a race because he had forgotten to place a bet on the horse on behalf of a syndicate.

This was a problem because the other horses in the group's accumulator bet had all won. If the final horse, Conduit, pulled out the victory, Rodgerson would have owed the syndicate £55,000.

The Daily Mail says that 10 days before the race, Rodgerson sent a text message to the horse's owner that "we would just like to warn you should Conduit run in the King George then the horse will be killed." Five days later he texted again saying "I don't believe you are taking the threat of death to Conduit very seriously. We want the horse removed from the King George this weekend. If you co-operate the horse will live. There are people living in and around Newmarket who are ready and willing. There will also be people around at Ascot."

Police arrested Rodgerson two days before the race. He was sentenced to 34 weeks in jail. Conduit ended up winning the race.

The Reel Life learned an important lesson after all of this. If you're going to be involved in a syndicate, the least you can do is remember to place the bet.

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

Happy New Year

Just three weeks after its last six-figure progressive jackpot winner, Win a Day Casino's progressive jackpot was hit again. Brenda D. in Australia won $109,962 playing the Gold Boom slot machine at the 3D online casino on New Year's Eve.

"I couldn't believe my eyes when the game said that I'd won," said Brenda D. who only started playing online slot games at last summer. "I had to get my sister to come over and look at my screen and tell me it was true before I could believe it!"

The excited winner said that she plans to treat her whole family to a cruise in the spring.

Enjoy your trip!

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