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 n.— «Anthony Patrone, president of marketing at Resorts, said the range of available funds for players at the blackjack tournament last weekend was from $25,000 to $300,000. “Mini-whales,” as he calls them. Whales is casino slang for gamblers who can lose millions.» —“Upping the ante in Atlantic City” by Suzette Parmley in Atlantic City, N.J. Philadelphia Inquirer (Pa.) Mar. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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