The sluggish economy has everyone tightening their belts and being more frugal w/their money. That means fewer trips to places like Atlantic City where the casinos will suck the cash right out of your pockets in record time. But it seems that at least one casino has gotten a bit creative to try and boost their crowds this fall.
If you are looking to tighten your belt a few notches or suck that fat right out of your thighs, you may want to stop by Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City during the month of October. The casino is sponsoring a plastic surgery sweepstakes where the winner will receive $25,000 to be spent on their desired procedures.
Need a tummy tuck to get back to your pre-pregnancy figure? Play some slots at the Taj Mahal and you might just hit the jackpot. Looking for some BOTOX to get rid of those facial wrinkles and improve your poker face? Go all in at the Taj Mahal poker table and you just may get your wish. Want to get some breast implants to fill out your bikini a little better? Just play a few rounds of blackjack at the Taj Mahal this fall. And make sure you know the right time to double-D down.
This promotion has inspired mixed emotions among the Atlantic City faithful. Some people are excited about the prospects of a $25,000 image overhaul courtesy of Donald Trump. But this promotion has made others just roll their eyes in horror. As one woman put it, “Stupid. Nothing much else to say. That is just stupid.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself. But I’ll try. Here goes…
If you can’t afford that boob job you’ve always wanted, then you probably can’t afford to blow a bunch of cash in Atlantic City over the weekend hoping your lucky number gets called. If you spent your mommy makeover money on your child’s new pair of Air Jordans (does Michael Jordan even endorse shoes anymore?), then you probably shouldn’t be letting it all ride on red at the roulette table. If the money in your liposuction fund has been sucked dry by your child’s college tuition fund, then you probably shouldn’t be banking on a hot streak at the craps table.
Ultimately, you’ve gotta know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em. And this hand has bust written all over it. If you’re looking to get something for nothing, just play the lottery. At least it’ll only cost you a dollar. Much cheaper than dropping a bunch of money in Atlantic City in the hopes that you’ll get a free breast augmentation. If you’ve ever been to Vegas or Atlantic City, then you know that nothing is ever free. They’ll get your cash one way or the other.
But if for some crazy reason this kind of pipe dream is for you, then you’d better act fast. Time is running out. The winner will be picked on October 29th.