Grapevine: Luck runs out for some AC gamblers

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This Just In

This Presidents' Day, a revelation about our current commander-in-chief from a small-town North Carolina newspaper. President Obama is not being called the Antichrist after all.

The paper posted this most unusual correction, quote -- "Boyd Thomas' letter contained an error in the headline. He does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after seven kings, according to Revelation. He thinks Obama could be the seventh king."

A photo of that correction spread quickly on social media it was re-tweeted and shared thousands of times.

As the correction suggests, the original headline was -- quote -- "Is Obama the Antichrist?" -- which was not the point the letter writer was trying to make though he does reference the Antichrist multiple times in the letter.

The headline has been replaced in the online edition with -- quote -- "Is Obama the Seventh King?"

As for the unusual subject matter itself, the editor says he publishes as many letters as he can regardless of topic.

Luck Runs Out

Luck, meanwhile, has run out for some Atlantic City gamblers who won big after figuring out a way of predicting what cards would be dealt.

They were at a baccarat table at the Golden Nugget in 2012 when the dealer pulled out a new deck of cards that was supposed to be pre-shuffled by the manufacturer.

It was not.

And it soon became clear the cards were coming out in order.

The 14 gamblers increased their bets from $10 a hand to $5,000 a hand and won the next 41 straight hands.

Last week, a judge ordered they must return $1.5 million in winnings to the casino because the game broke state laws that all decks must be shuffled before play starts.

The Air Up There

And finally, a bizarre admission from a high-profile Irish politician. He enjoys jumping on his trampoline naked with his dog.

That's what Gerry Adams said in an interview with a radio show.

He is the president of Ireland's Sinn Fein party.

He told News Talk he has a fence that affords him privacy from neighbors and paparazzi, of course, allowing him to trampoline in peace quote -- "Yeah, I do it naked." the 66-year-old said.

Quote -- "I don't do it with any great expertise; it's more the joy. The dog does it with me. It saves me taking him for a walk."

Adams is known for posting lots of pictures of his dogs on Twitter. Luckily -- so far, at least -- none of those dogs are on a trampoline.