Following his late father’s mantra of “Just win, baby,” Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis scored big thanks to a Vegas slot machine.
There are some Outsiders who may be too young to remember Davis’ father. Well, Al Davis owned the Raiders for many years. They played for many years in Oakland, Calif., and a few in Los Angeles, too. Al Davis would possibly be called a curmudgeon. He simply did things that went counter to a National Football League commissioner’s whims.
After Al passed away, Mark took over as team owner. He worked a sweetheart of a deal to move the Raiders once and for all to Las Vegas. Therefore, they are now called the Las Vegas Raiders.
Now, back to Mark Davis and the slot machine. What happened? Here are the details from an article on TMZ.
Las Vegas Raiders Owner Only Had To Pull Slot’s Handle Once
Davis, 66, made a pit stop (or a slot stop, if you will) at the Virgin Hotel’s Wheel of Fortune slots around 11 p.m. on a night last week. He went up, pulled down one of the slot’s handles, and won $1,800.
That might make you, Outsiders, scratch your head. Like, how in the world can that happen when I’ve been to Las Vegas and dropped dollars into slots? And I don’t have a dime to show for it?
We’ve all been there at one time or another in Las Vegas. Yes, we know it’s the Las Vegas Raiders owner who won this. Want more good news? Don’t bet on slot machines helping to grow your personal wealth. Not a good strategy.
Investopedia wrote, “Slot machine odds are some of the worst, ranging from one in 5,000 to one in about 34 million chance of winning the top prize when using the maximum coin play.”
So, this wonderful, wild, weird tale should make you feel a lot better about your life, right Outsider? OK maybe not. We all wish we could go to Las Vegas and be as lucky as Mark Davis.
Team Cuts Tanner Muse, Wishes Him Happy Birthday Hours Later
Some days, the Las Vegas Raiders make news for football items. We’d like to think this little story simply meant someone wasn’t awake at the social media board.
Former Clemson Tiger Tanner Muse, a third-round draft choice for Las Vegas, was released on Sept. 6.
That’s understandable as teams make decisions. Muse missed the entire 2020 season with a broken toe.
Sept. 6 was his 25th birthday. It probably was not a happy day for Muse as the Raiders got rid of him. But the team sent Muse Happy Birthday wishes on Twitter hours after cutting him.