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Giant image of model impresses many, angers many

To the delight of some but the fury of many more, the Aspers Casino in Northampton took things a bit too far earlier this week. Beaming a giant image of a scantily-clad model onto a local church was a great way to catch the public attention, but also invited a huge backlash.

Each year the casino hosts a Valentine’s strip poker night as an alternative to couple’s events and mobile casino gambling. The image of 23-year old Jasmine Jardot was displayed in order to advertise the event. It certainly achieved that purpose, but church officials and conservative citizens are livid.

Casino incurs the wrath of citizens

Churchgoer Ruth Campbell commented: “Not only is this distasteful but an attack on the church and our religion. I hope there are severe consequences for the people behind this.”

Father John McConkey said: “I am appalled at this misuse of a sacred space, and I look forward to an apology from the perpetrators of it.”

Casino spokespeople downplayed the stunt, treating it as a harmless bit of fun. Campbell, McConkey and many others disagree, but many locals will certainly take part in the game. About two hundred people have signed up to use their casino strategy skills in a strip game along with Jardot and fellow model Josie Hall.