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Fruity Bets

by | 18th, October 2006

King’s Ransom

Alex King bet his pal Lord Edward Davenport £100,000 that he could gatecrash the premier of The History Boys movie and shake hands with Prince Charles and the very fragrant Camilla. King achieved his objective, vaulting the VIP rope and standing in line with the great and good due to meet the heir to the throne and his wife. The papers had a field day – until it was revealed that Alex has actually bought a ticket. But he did still win the £100,000. Right?

Juicier Fruit

From October 27, fruit machines will be paying out a bigger top prize. The maximum win will go up from £25 to £35. In return, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which negotiated the move, asks that all machines display the GameCare charity helpline number and signs telling under 18s that they are banned from playing. Machines in betting shops will retain their £500 top prize.

Posted: 18th, October 2006 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink