SPENCER F. KATT: RUMOR CENTRAL
No sure bets at the casino
NEW VENUES PINCH PROFITS AMID GAMBITS IN ONLINE GAMBLING
Luck be a lady tonight,” belted out the Blue-Eyed Baron Acquicor, their “blank check” private equity company.
of Babble as he sauntered into Connecticut’s Mohegan The Apple maven also claimed that the Apple rumor mill
Sun resort. The Puss, who was hitting the casino is clinging to rumors from a German tabloid that Apple may
with an old childhood crony and a pocketful of dough, be developing a GPS navigation tool and a sound system for
snickered when he noticed the “Top Gun”-themed penny Mercedes-Benz. “I’d give that rumor das boot,” laughed the Lynx.
slots because tonight the sky was the limit. Leaving Mohegan’s Casino of the Earth area flat busted, the
The Katt had heard that the casino’s slot revenues were down two made their way to the Wolf Den, the resort’s free music
from a year ago and asked his pal
if Internet gambling had anything
to do with it. The pal explained
that the novelty and allure of new
gambling venues in New York
and Rhode Island actually were
believed to be the cause.
The site is trying to tap a loophole
in the law by claiming it uses an
open, peer-to-peer honor system,
which allows bettors to back out
of bets if they wish to. Of course, bettors who don’t pay up get venue. There, while grooving to the Latin vibe of the Emo
“dinged” in their Betcha profile and won’t be viewed as reliable Luciano Orchestra, Spence ran into a young lady from the finan-gamblers by their “peers.” cial biz. Talking shop, the Puss’ new gal pal claimed Dell’s inter-
“Speaking of online gambling,
did you hear that the European
Union is seeking compensation
from Uncle Sam for the U.S. ban
on Internet gambling Web sites?”
queried the crony. “Yeah, and yet
despite the ban, a new site called
Betcha.com just launched right
here in the States,” said Spence.
The gambling Grimalkin’s pal said that for a real insider’s nal financial probe may be coming to an end—of course, what
view of online gaming, the Katt should check out Calvinayre. the SEC will make of Dell’s internal audit is anyone’s guess.
com, a new blog written by Bodog Entertainment founder and The Furry One soon realized that his new friend was
offshore gambling mogul Calvin Ayre. “The site’s pictures of obsessed with felines, as she explained that although she
Ayre giving Antiguan government officials a tour of Bodog’s had her own MySpace presence, she also maintained similar
headquarters or hobnobbing with Paris Hilton speak volumes Web sites for her house cats on
Unitedcats.com and Catster.
about the world of online gambling,” chuckled the crony. com. Spence was baffled as to why she poured a drink on
The clarion call of the KattPhone kept the Kitty from his head and
completely losing his shirt at the Let it Ride tables, the stormed off after casino’s variation on five-card stud. The caller was an Apple he innocently watcher who said that former Apple CTO Ellen Hancock inquired whose LITTER
was stepping down as president of Jazz Technologies. site was more
Hancock, along with two other high-rolling Apple vets, Gil popular—hers or
Amelio and Steve Wozniak, acquired the foundry through the cats’? ´
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