Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Department of Some People Never Learn
Daren Leverenz said he made a fortune in the dot.com market in the 1990s, then got turned on to Las Vegas. Or in his case, Lost Vegas. He lost $3 million in a gambling frenzy over a three-year period. So how does one recoup such a loss? Turn to Hollywood, of course. Leverenz is the centerpiece of a series titled, "Man Vs. Vegas," which debuts Friday. He returns to Sin City with $1 million, this time sharing it with tourists grabbed at random. He hands them several thousands of dollars to play on his behalf. "If they win, I give them some of the profits." Vegas must be licking its collective chops.
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:16 PM