A professional blackjack player known only as “RobinHood702” (for reasons of anonymity) is looking to help those who are in need once again. Robin Hood 702 is offering to play high stakes blackjack to help you pay off your debts. All you have to do is submit your story and the amount of money you need to the official site but what’s the catch?
There aren’t any it seems. Even if things don’t go as planned at the blackjack table at least half of the debt will be paid. Aside from the debt payment Robin Hood 702 is also treating the lucky recipients to a luxurious, all expenses paid weekend stay at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino isherryweek . This stay includes a luxury suite, tickets to the latest Vegas shows as well as spa treatments and fine dining in the city’s best restaurants.
Just last year he created the site RobinHood702.com which offered a chance for individuals and families in dire financial straits to have their debts paid off. After sifting through thousands of submissions he decided to help out the Kegler from Detroit whose 3 year old daughter’s treatments for brain cancer had caused them to go in to $35,000 worth of debt.
True to his word the Kegler family was given the first class treatment in Vegas and given the full $35,000 after he won it playing blackjack.
RobinHood702 also won his friend Dr. Richard Schulze over to his cause after meeting the Keglers in person and seeing them receive the money they so badly needed. This year he’s decided to pay off the debt of one of the chosen families.
As some observers have expected, the controversial gambling bill by Kentucky Governor Beshear generated a large amount of protest from various groups.
The protests began Tuesday as the bill was being discussed by the General Council. Supporters of the bill, on the other hand, gathered on Wednesday at the Capitol steps.
The anti-gambling bill rally was able to muster over 300 people, coming from various cause oriented groups like the Family Foundation of Kentucky and representatives of anti casino advocacy group Say No To Casino.
Say No To Casinos spokesman Martin Cothran heavily criticized the bill, calling it a “millionaire’s bailout.” On the other hand, Senate President David Williams, who showed up in the rally, says that the bill was like a means for the casinos to get more out of the state’s residents. “They never have their hands deep enough in the poor ma’s pocket,” he says of the bill.
On the other hand, Andy Hightower, Kentucky Cub for Growth executive director, said that the bill would waste taxpayers money. “We’re tired of spending $80,000 on nothing useful, nothing that would make this state a better place.” Hightower’s group also organized an anti gambling demonstration late Wednesday.
However, supporters of the bill were not to be outdone as they also organized a set of rallies. The groups staged their own demonstrations on Wednesday at the Rotunda Park. Organizers estimated that around 900 people came, but there were no official figures.
One of those present was former Kentucky Gov. and horse breeder Bereton Jones. Jones said that the move is necessary for the horse industry. “Saving our industry is not a partisan fight. We must preserve our heritage and 100,000 jobs directly or indirectly related to the $4 billion dollar industry,” he said
Most of those that attended are employees of the various race tracks around the state. Jockey Guild Regional Director Jeff Johnston said that this is the right time to implement measures to help the industry, as major races are being staged in the state. “if racing declines, we’ll lose that, and it needs to be protected.”