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August 15, 2012
By Jim Moore
A Cessna Skycatcher. Photo courtesy Cessna Aircraft.
The Trump Taj Mahal Resort Casino is dangling a Cessna Skycatcher as a prize to lure players.
A casino spokesman said it is the first time in the Atlantic City, N.J., casino’s run that an airplane will be given away, with a Sept. 2 drawing planned at 4 p.m.
The sweepstakes winner will have to have a card with sufficient points inserted in one of the Trump Taj Mahal slot machines on Sept. 2 for the 4 p.m. drawing to have a chance. Photo courtesy Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort.
There’s no word on the odds of winning the airplane—and flight training must be purchased separately as needed.
Table game and slot players will earn entries by playing between Aug. 1 and Sept. 2 at 3:45 p.m., and those entries must be activated by earning 20 “Tier Points” or more on the day of the drawing, according to the Casino’s announcement.
The casino staff did not follow through with arranging an interview with the marketing executive who devised the Skycatcher giveaway, so it’s not clear why the two-seater was chosen, or whether it will come with a set of fuzzy dice as optional equipment.
AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot who enjoys competition aerobatics.
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