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Monday, December 27, 2004

Naughty Turns Nice
An online casino purchased $5,300 worth of Nintendo gear from a Pasadena, Calif., father whose sons, ages 9, 11 and 15, had misbehaved. The family's decision to auction the game systems on eBay made national headlines, intriguing GoldenPalace.com, which has made something of a name for itself bidding on eBay oddities. The Antigua-based casino agreed to bid on the game systems as long the family promised to donate the proceeds to charity. The family plans to buy a new heater for its church. "Everybody knows Santa doesn't come to naughty kids," a company spokesman said.

From the WSJ Evening Wrap


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