The crazy stories that marked November
Another month has gone by and several crazy stories marked the month of November. While the gambling industry can produce great headlines of some people winning big jackpots that can change their lives, there are also some off-the-wall stories that go with them. This November was no exception. Starting from Sheldon Adelson wanting to nuke Iran and going through the betting scandal in South Korea, it was certainly a crazy month and here are some of the other stories that took place.
Man stabs friend for $3 card game dispute
At the beginning of the month, police reported a case in which a 24-year-old man was playing a card game with his friends and got into a dispute regarding the outcome of a round worth Rs. 180 ($2.90). The argument got heated that the man got a kitchen knife and started stabbing the victim.
The police arrested the attacker and the story quickly spread across the internet.
Football star loses $3.5 million by gambling
Michael Chopra is a former Premier League striker who has recently exposed his addiction to gambling and how much debt he accumulated. According to the court, Chopra lost around $3.5 million while gambling and stated that his financial problems became so serious that his family was threatened by loan sharks.
The case held earlier this month also revealed the fact that the football star started gambling at the age of 17, while he was traveling with Newcastle. The various loans taken across the years in an attempt to cover his debt only made things worse as his involvement in gambling activities did not take a turn for the better.
StarCraft considered as harmful as gambling
One of the crazy highlights of the month was South Korea officials trying to ban computer games such as StarCraft in the country and put them under the same restrictions as for gambling. The popularity of the game in South Korea has reached a new level recently and many young players were described as being obsessed with it. There are also real money betting options available for the big tournaments.
The proposed bill would regulate online gaming as drugs and alcohol but the opposition from the players and other groups prevented the bill from passing. Quite a few world-famous poker players used to cut their teeth playing online strategy games. Most notably, PokerStars sponsored micro stakes specialist Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier was a professional StarCraft player in Korea before moving to the virtual poker tables.
Casino owner doesn’t want his attacker to get the death penalty
Larry Flynt was shot and paralyzed from the waist down in 1978 by serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin. For his crimes, Franklin got the death penalty but the casino and porn magazine owner filed the necessary papers earlier this month in order to try to prevent the execution by the state.
The papers filed by Flynt were not enough to stop the state of Missouri from executing the serial killer who has been accused for killing 8 people due to racial reasons.