Stick with the slot machines

Know when to fold them: Fourteen Atlantic City gamblers, who were ordered to return $1.5 million in winnings because the casino unknowingly used unshuffled cards that the gamblers used to their advantage, have asked the judge to reverse his decision.

The gamblers told the judge they’d happily return the winnings, but they’ve already lost it all at the same casino.

And to think that I saw it on Pennsylvania Avenue: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s political staff has informed the media to attend an event they were calling “an important speech,” by the senator, who is seen as one of several potential candidates for the Republican nomination in 2016.

Either Cruz, R-Shutdown, is announcing his intention to run for president or he just received his latest mailing from the Dr. Seuss Book Club and is eager to read from it.

Should have thrown in a Happy Meal: A franchise association has appealed a recent decision by a federal judge that upholds Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law.

“See,” said one fast-food franchise owner to another. “I told you we should have paid our lawyer more than minimum wage.”

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