Beautiful! Somehow I gather that these answers could be gotten amongst white voters in the midwest as well. Julius Goat... I'm looking your way!
World Series start tomorrow night and the city and surrounding areas are going crazy. There is a pep rally scheduled in the city for tomorrow. Local Schools, both public and Private are having "Phillies Day", where the kids can wear Phillies apparel instead of the required uniforms.
Parties will be had, bars will have specials, etc. We don't get there often, but when we do, the area goes all out. Local businesses offer ridiculous deals, there are block parties, weekly events get cancelled. It really is a fun time to be in town.
Of course the chatter heats up in the media with assumptions that Burrell or Howard will be assigned to DH for the away games. If not who will be, who should pitch, critique of the starting rotation, critique of the other teams youth.
There are well wishers, haters, people high on the fact that we are there, and people who are on the verge of almost suicide knowing that they will blow it. Either way it will be a very entertaining World Series to watch. I look forward to the double digit run games, and each team runnig through their bull pens like diarreah.
After todays work load is accomplished, I will shut down and do nothing but focus on the Phils. Its going to be a great week!
Now, let me ask your opinion....
My company was asked to help market a $20,000 free roll at the Borgata. It was a co-ed team tournament that was played as a freeze out. You just had to have a co-ed player with you. You weren't actually teammates. After the tournament, there was a FREE after party.
To become involved with this, you had to register, qualify, and then participate. UNLESS, you were a member of Riverchasers. All you had to do was send an email. We had put together 49 teams (98 players). There was a total of 340+ that played.
One guy (who entered through us), got into a spot where the dealer only dealt him one card. He showed the dealer one card (as if to say, "hey, I only have one card") , but she mucked him. Surely a mistake on the dealers part. But this guy then writes a letter to the Borgata asking for a "comp" room as compensation for the mistake on the part of the dealer which could have cost him "thousands" of dollars.
Remember that this is a free roll. With a free after party, hosted by DJ JazzyJeff at club MurMur.
I was contacted by the Director of Poker operations after he received the email from the player. I won't divuldge the contents of that email, but I wrote a reply on the Riverchasers forums about this incident. My stance is what the hell do you think you are ETITLED to??? How do you even have the gumption to ask for COMPENSATION???
It is very hard to get these type of events together. The sponsors and hosts spend a lot of money so that people will come and participate. Obviously it is a marketing ploy to just get people there and experience the Casino, the product, etc.
I am livid about this. How people think they are entitled to AYTHING from participating in a free roll. Even in events where you pay money to enter, you would get no recourse without understanding how the rules work. Apparently he did not speak up ENOUGH to remedy the situation, or did not understand the rules that once there is action in a hand, it cannot be called a misdeal.
His little email did not go over well at all and I'm not sure we will ever have the opportunity to do it at the Borg again. He also stated in his reply that the Borg emailed him and told him that he got a comped room. This is a lie. I have spoken to the powers that be and he did not get such an offer.
My staff works extremely hard to get these events to go, and one little selfish act can kill it for thousands. This bozo's stance was that he was a customer, and was treated unfairly. Unfairly!?!?!? CUSTOMER?!!???! You paid nothing! You were a guest, not a customer.
Jesus, I want to kick the shit out of someone right now.