The Straits Times
Published on Dec 12, 2012

Americans finding dozens of ways to mark 12-12-12


(AP) - A sixth-grader will put aside her nerves and get her ears pierced on her 12th birthday. Two law-enforcement officials will exchange wedding vows at 12.12pm in Pittsburgh's federal courthouse. And gamblers can take advantage of promotions some casinos are using to lure in patrons who want to test their luck.

With a once-a-century date arriving on Wednesday, some people across the United States (US) are betting on good fortune for 12-12-12.

In New England, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut will offer US$12 (S$15) in free slots play to rewards cards members who sink US$12 into the slots.

A Michigan casino is also betting that 12-12-12 is going to be a lucky day for opening its new hotel. A ribbon-cutting is planned for 12.12pm on Wednesday for the eight-storey, 242-room hotel at FireKeepers Casino near Battle Creek.