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Man denied jackpot over casino 'self-exclusion' rule

John Marando, 82, recently won more than $10,000 at a casino, only to be told he can’t collect his winnings and escorted off the property. Apparently seventeen years ago, John felt he was spending too much gambling, so he signed a form to self-exclude himself from gaming facilities. As the years passed John said he forgot about the form. John lives in Ontario and last September, Ontario Lottery and Gaming introduced a new rule intended to help problem gamblers: “As part of our support of a self-excluder’s commitment to stop gambling, self-excluded individuals are not permitted to win prizes.” John is not the only person this rule has affected, since the new rule came into effect, 29 people who have won jackpots have been denied their winnings. (ctvnews)

KRISTEN'S PICK 

When IS The Best Time To Sell Your Home?

When it comes time to sell your home there are a lot of things that will affect how quickly it goes and how much you’ll make, and apparently one of those things is when exactly you decide to put it up for sale.

According to a new report by Zillow, if you want to optimize your home selling outcome, your best bet is to list it between May 1st through 15th, because homes put on the market during that period tend to get snapped up nine days faster and for at least 1% more than the listing price. In fact, late spring, either April or May, is the best time to sell a house in 20 of the 25 largest metro areas in the country. 

And believe it or not, the day of the week that you list a house can also be a factor in how fast you sell and how much money you get. According to Zillow, listings that turn up on a Saturday get about 20% more views in the first week than those listed in the earlier part of the week. In addition, a listing that appears on a Friday will get 14% more views than those listed on a Monday.

Source: Yahoo Finance

FRECKLES' PICK 

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

Several of The Bahamas' famous swimming pigs have died after tourists allegedly fed them junk food and booze.

According to The Independent, seven of the pigs were found dead and floating in water off the Exuma Cays.

Wayde Nixon, one of the pigs' owners, said the cause of death was due to the animals being fed the "wrong food." Local officials are still investigating other possible causes.

"Right now it’s blowing out of proportion with people, anybody, bringing food there, anybody doing what they [want to] do," Nixon said. "We have people coming there giving the pigs beer, rum, riding on top of them, all kinds of stuff.”


 

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