Pro and amateur golfers scheduled for first round play faced the wrath of mother nature in Farmingdale, New York, the home of BethPage Black golf course. Initially, tournament authorities allowed groups to tee off, but it was apparent after several holes that the rain would cause too much interference. At one point, BethPage Black course officials were literally squeegeeing the rain off the course, especially in locations that had begun to collect pools of standing water.
Tournament play should continue tomorrow, with groups that were delayed allowed to continue their progress throughout the difficult championship course.
In other gambling related news, word on the street is that Leonardo DiCaprio, star of such films as “The Aviator” and “Titanic”, is supposedly working on a new movie project about online casinos in Costa Rica. As yet, the film has no title, and it is still very much in its early stages of development.
DiCaprio’s production company, Appian, will be involved in the project. He has also lined up writers from other successful gambling dramas, including “Rounders”, to make the screen play.
Think there are odds on this film? We’ll see… The most interesting aspect of this proposed project is how it will paint the picture of San Jose, Costa Rica, a well known online gaming haven. Will the film portray a lawless industry where anything goes, or, will it take a more neutral stance, illustrating the strong employment and professional opportunities the industry has created for locals in Costa Rica?
Either way, with DiCaprio on the job, one can be sure that the film will be definitely worth watching, even if it doesn’t reach the box office numbers of blockbusters like “Titanic”.
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