A Florida casino honored “Fat Tuesday” this week by doling out doughnuts and paying patrons 10 cents for each pound they weighed.
Gulfstream casino called the promotion a “parody” since its closest competitor is named Mardi Gras Casino, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
“We wanted something people could have fun with,” Michael Goldin, Gulfstream’s director of marketing, told the paper.
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He downplayed that the casino was encouraging its patrons to fatten up for freebies.
“If you gain 10 pounds, you get a buck in free play,” he said. "We don't care if they have lead in their shoes, or bring their purse up with them -- and we round up."
This was the second year the casino paid patrons by the pound for Fat Tuesday.