America: Second in Reading AND Gambling?

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Macao recently passed Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, posting 2006 revenues of $6.95 billion. Macao is the only “gambling is legal in our fair city” city in China. Las Vegas posted just $6.5 billion. Doesn’t seem like a big difference, but it is.

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Macao recently passed Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, posting 2006 revenues of $6.95 billion. Macao is the only “gambling is legal in our fair city” city in China. Las Vegas posted just $6.5 billion. Doesn’t seem like a big difference, but it is.

In this modernized age of the Internet and fax machines and microwave ovens and air phones, we’re seeing more and more outsourced jobs from our nation go to Asian nations offering labor at a fraction of the cost.

Boasting that we have the #1 Gambling City in the World is one of America’s last esteemed traditions. So here’s how you can help:

If you break it down, Macao beat Las Vegas by $0.45 billion — or 450 million dollars.

If everyone in the U.S. sends a check for two dollars to the City of Las Vegas — that’s just $2.00, we could match the amount that Macao grossed in 2006 — giving Las Vegas the ability to reclaim its throne as the #1 gambling metropolis in the world.

Be sure to mark “RED 29” on your check.

Also be sure to back-date your check to 2006.

Also call your bank and tell them that the check never posted to your account, just so they don’t think you’re back-dating checks.

That should probably cover it.

Go Vegas!

ist2_232939_mahjong.jpg

Macao recently passed Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, posting 2006 revenues of $6.95 billion. Macao is the only “gambling is legal in our fair city” city in China. Las Vegas posted just $6.5 billion. Doesn’t seem like a big difference, but it is.

In this modernized age of the Internet and fax machines and microwave ovens and air phones, we’re seeing more and more outsourced jobs from our nation go to Asian nations offering labor at a fraction of the cost.

Boasting that we have the #1 Gambling City in the World is one of America’s last esteemed traditions. So here’s how you can help:

If you break it down, Macao beat Las Vegas by $0.45 billion — or 450 million dollars.

If everyone in the U.S. sends a check for two dollars to the City of Las Vegas — that’s just $2.00, we could match the amount that Macao grossed in 2006 — giving Las Vegas the ability to reclaim its throne as the #1 gambling metropolis in the world.

Be sure to mark “RED 29” on your check.

Also be sure to back-date your check to 2006.

Also call your bank and tell them that the check never posted to your account, just so they don’t think you’re back-dating checks.

That should probably cover it.

Go Vegas!

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