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Tragic Death of Amy Winehouse Mourned by Online Gaming Community

Jul 25, 2011

Amy Winehouse and online blackjack
Amy Winehouse

The sudden death of Amy Winehouse caused widespread resonance not only in music and showbiz industries, but also in the world of mobile and online gambling.

The ‘C list’ music industry figures, the ‘has beens’ and the ‘want to bees’ almost trampled on ordinary fans of the late Amy Winehouse in mourning over the loss of such an extremely talented singer.

The tightly knit world of online casino gamers also had more than a few gamblers, who were were also fans of the singer. Both mobile and online casino forums were packed with kind messages, and words. The online gambling community remembers Amy as skillful and talented blackjack card games fan.

Amy Winehouse allegedly enjoyed chatting in online blackjack rooms since it gave her anonymity and she believed the advice of people capable of counting multiple decks of cards in their head.

Online Casino Players Mourn

“DRX76” (a pseudonym) is a a renowned online blackjack tournament specialist who remembers: “I was halfway through one of my favorite weekly tournaments, when I saw a player next to me splitting the tens against a nine and winning. Naturally I rushed to contact the lucky player via chat and he claimed to be Amy. You can imagine my surprise.”

Allegedly Amy Winehouse was quite well-known in online blackjack gaming circles thanks to her willingness to chat and share her unusual tactics. She used quite a unique blackjack strategy, yet managed to show impressive results. However, over the past few months she stopped coming to the online rooms. “Rest in Peace,” DRX76 types and logs off.

Kelly Osbourne was among celebrities, sharing their grief: “I heard the news about Amy Winehouse. I’m incredibly sad. I didn’t know her but I met her a few times and got to hear her sing before she blew up.”

Lady Gaga shared the following words via Twitter: “Amy changed pop music forever. I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.”


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