Want free plastic surgery? Play the slots at a Trump casino
Memo to your double chin: You're fired!
That'll be true for one lucky gambler, as the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is giving away $25,000 to one winner to be used for plastic surgery in a sweepstakes starting next week.
"Many people have something they want to change; a nip and tuck here, a lift there, but the cost of these procedures can be quite costly," said Kathleen McSweeney, spokeswoman for Trump Entertainment Resorts. "This promotion will allow the winner the opportunity to get the procedures of their choice."
The "Nip, Tuck and Life Sweepstakes" will award the prize to a lucky gambler who has Trump one Card and plays slot or tables games between Oct. 2 and Oct. 29. If that person doesn't want the surgery, he or she can take the sum in cash. The Associated Press first reported the contest.
The somewhat odd premise behind the contest irked some New Yorkers,, who said that plastic surgery isn't an operation we that should be casually thrown around in something like a casino contest.
"There’s too much plastic around nowadays. Everyone is trying to hide who they are," said Ken Quinton, 60, of Staten Island. "It won't attract new people. People who do that are already into money."
Ayesha Akhtar, 21, of Norwood, agreed, adding that the money could go to better causes than something as vain as plastic surgery.
"It's just so disgusting, I wouldn't do it," Akhtar said.
Still, some would jump at the opportunity for a free tummy tuck or facelift.
"It's not superficial. It's a person's own choice what they do to their bodies," said Ying Lam, 20, of Manhattan. "I'd do it if they gave me the money."
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