Who said that casino patrons go into a zombie-like trance and don’t think of anyone but themselves when they’re in front of a slot machine? Generous players at the Aquarius Casino Resort in Mohave Valley, Arizona, proved that theory wrong by generously donating their ace PLAY points to the casino’s Feed a Family program – points which are usually used to redeem for cash, free play or comps. The casino was able to feed 350 families over the Thanksgiving holidays, providing them with turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, vegetables and more. The casino program hopes to feed up to 1,000 families by Christmas time thanks to the continued generosity of casino players. Well done Aquarius Casino and patrons!
A local charity had never received a donation from the town’s banker, so the director made a phone call.
“Our records show you make $500,000 a year, yet you haven’t given a penny to charity,” the director began. “Wouldn’t you like to help the community?”
The banker replied, “Did your research show that my mother is ill, with extremely expensive medical bills?”
“Um, no,” mumbled the director.
“Or that my brother is blind and unemployed? Or that my sister’s husband died, leaving her broke with four kids?”
“I … I … I had no idea.”
“So,” said the banker, “if I don’t give them any money, why would I give any to you?”