There is a plethora of news today. For example, plans to dramatically expand the UK’s casino industry might have hit an impasse, but that’s no reason for Britons to stop betting on their upcoming elections.
West Virginians, coming down from the amazing run of their men’s basketball team in the NCAA tournament, now have to deal with a report that video poker is hurting charitable giving.
In one of the strangest things I read today, a couple is suing Treasure Island, alleging that four security officers trespassed in their honeymoon suite–as they were consumating the marriage. Specifically, the article says that they stood around watching, and the couple only noticed after one of the officers coughed.
I don’t know anything about the case, but I find it interesting that the local head of the ACLU, while declining to specifcally denounce casino security, referenced the propensity of casino security officers to be poorly trained violators of people’s rights. I know when I was a security officer I was always ready to trample all over people’s rights to cheat, steal, and injure casino guests and employees, so I guess that makes me guilty as well.