The Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened last week amid much fanfare. Unfortunately, passing out $20 chips to the general public was not part of the festivities. A co-worker who took his chances in the new gambling palace reports that there are no $2 or $5 blackjack tables. That means I won’t be strutting into the place anytime soon. Call me when they put in a sports book; that way, at least I can watch a game while I lose my money.
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Knucklehead of the Week
The Akron Zips were poised to become one of those feel-good basketball stories we love every March — until their point guard ran afoul of the law. Alex Abreu, who averaged 10 points and six assists per game for the Zips, was charged last week with trafficking and possessing marijuana. Abreu was arraigned Friday. His next court date is March 22, ironic because his teammates could be playing in the NCAA tournament that day. Or not.