Guys like Henry Gribbohm here are probably one of the main reasons that the Ontario government is meeting so much resistance to its efforts to open casinos here in Kitchener and elsewhere.
In an attempt to win an Xbox Kinect at a carnival, this clown somehow managed to lose about $2600 on a ball toss game called Tubs of Fun in the space of a couple of hours.
Tubs of Fun? I think I used to know her.
Anyway, after dropping $300 in a matter of minutes even though he seems to have had a feeling the game was rigged, he did exactly what you’d expect a guy who just unloaded 300 bucks at a children’s game to do. He went home, grabbed the $2300 that made up his life savings…and promptly blew it on the same game in a futile attempt to win his money back.
When he complained, the game’s operator gave him back a few hundred bucks and tossed in a stuffed banana with Dreadlocks just because he’s cool like that, I guess. He couldn’t have thought that was going to smooth things over, though one wonders if smoothing things over is really his responsibility. His game was likely fixed so that nobody was winning that Xbox, and that’s wrong. But on the other hand, most of us would have figured this out 5 or 10 bucks in and headed off to try our luck at Skee Ball.
Gribbohm is considering a lawsuit, of course. In the meantime, Tubs of Fun has been pulled from the traveling carnival while an investigation is ongoing.