Ray J Hits It Big Playing Buffalo Slots
American singer, rapper, and television personality Ray J is lucky not only in life, but clearly also in gaming. The popular actor and tv personality recently hit it big after hitting up the San Manuel Casino in Southern California - $17,000 big, to be precise.
Ray J’s lucky break came while playing on a Buffalo slot machine, which is manufactured and distributed by Aristocrat Leisure. The self-professed “Buffalo addict” earlier this week tweeted the good news about his huge win, saying he’d put a $100-dollar bill in a penny slot machine, and wasted no time at all hitting the Jackpot of a little over a cool $17,000 big ones.
In his Twitter-video, the reality star-turned rapper explains how he prefers slot machines over dice games. The 40-year-old declared tongue-in-cheek that he prefers playing the slots because he now officially considers himself an old man. Slots, at least according to Ray J, is for old guys, which is why he explained he wouldn’t ever be caught playing on the dice games.
But Ray J, who first became famous from his appearance in a Kim Kardashian sex tape in 2017, isn’t exactly the biggest celebrity name in the casino business.
Notable celebrities who have long been known to regularly frequent casinos and Poker rooms include Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, Ray Romano, Jim Carey, Shannon Elizabeth, and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad).
There’s also a large number of infamous casino enthusiasts among the world of sports people and celebrities. These include Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Daly.
San Manuel Casino Expansion
The San Manuel Casino is owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The tribal casino is situated around 60 miles east of down Los Angeles, and although already a massive and premium gaming establishment, continues to expand even further.
In fact, the venue is currently undergoing a process of expansion. Phase 1 reportedly includes the adding on of additional gaming space and casino floor room, a premium restaurant, 24-hour eatery, and three new retail outlets.
Phase 2, which the casino has confirmed will likely commence next winter, will include the venue’s very first on-site hotel. Guests will be accommodated across a total of 429 premium guest rooms and hotel suites, complete with bars, private cabanas, a spa, and luxury outdoor pool for maximum R&R.
Slated to open in 2022, and from the third and final phase of the expansion, is the up-and-coming San Manuel event center.
According to a statement issued by the tribe, the expansion will lead to the creation of around 2,000 new jobs. Once all three phases have been completed, the prize venue will employ an impressive total of 6,500 people.