Man loses life savings on carnival game

Apr 30, 2013 Full story: WMMX-FM Dayton 34

A New Hampshire man who thought he had a decent ball toss says he lost his life savings - or about $2,600 - playing a carnival game he claims was rigged.

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“....VETS”

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#1 Apr 30, 2013
see what greed does....
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Apr 30, 2013
He didn't know that carnival games are rigged?$2,600 is not a lot of savings to begin with, but how stupid to squander it on something so useless. My uncle use to bet on horses. He lost his home, his job, his wife, all because he couldn't control his gambling urges. That was many years ago, and has since recovered from those days; got a new job, remarried and is happy and successful.

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#3 Apr 30, 2013
paul

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#4 Apr 30, 2013
Guess he REALLY wanted that stuffed elephant prize!
Parden pard

Bath, PA

#5 Apr 30, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Guess he REALLY wanted that stuffed elephant prize!
And instead got a nut cracker,,,,,
Parden pard

Bath, PA

#6 Apr 30, 2013
60s chic wrote:
He didn't know that carnival games are rigged?$2,600 is not a lot of savings to begin with, but how stupid to squander it on something so useless. My uncle use to bet on horses. He lost his home, his job, his wife, all because he couldn't control his gambling urges. That was many years ago, and has since recovered from those days; got a new job, remarried and is happy and successful.
I hope he does not drive by the SANDS,,,,,Or OTB on airport road,,,,

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

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Indianapolis, IN

#7 Apr 30, 2013
Parden pard wrote:
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And instead got a nut cracker,,,,,
Still, his education cost a lot less than 1 year of college tuition!
debbie

Newnan, GA

#8 Apr 30, 2013
wasnt much of a life savings. dumbass to boot

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#9 Apr 30, 2013
Hope he doesn't gamble in any casinos,no excuses there.
FREE RANGE FISH FARMER

Ludington, MI

#10 Apr 30, 2013
a carni game rigged?

that happens almost as often as a fixed bench trial in New York

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#12 May 1, 2013
story is right , just the person thought he could , but couldn't

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#13 May 1, 2013
Got brains?

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#14 May 1, 2013
the dumbazz really was a loser.

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the road less traveled.....

#15 May 1, 2013
Gunner wrote:
Why would you carry your life savings on you in a carnival? Sounds like he wasn't the sharpest knife in the block anyway. Lesson learned.(Story sounds kind of fishy to me anyway.)
I know right? He makes sure all the media outlets advertise his 'loss' and story...if/when I do something idiotic, I'll pass on the fifteen minutes of fame, thanks
The Paisan

Medford, NY

#16 May 1, 2013
“For once in my life I happened to become that sucker,” Gribbohm said.

OMG!!!! Let this be a sign of things to come dude!!!!! I bet (pun intended) it will NOT be the last time!!

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Right here under my thumb

#17 May 1, 2013
Was this in Darwin, Australia?

“....VETS”

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#18 May 1, 2013
this sounds like a ....please send money to help this azzzzzzzzzz out game without asking

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#19 May 1, 2013
I was in danger of doing the same thing with Farmville... you can never have too many farmm animals..

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Buffalo, NY

#20 May 1, 2013
... just a part of life ...



... life is a carnival,two bits a shot ...

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#21 May 1, 2013
A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.

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