Online Casino Golden Palace Sets Out for Charity Tour in Popeâ€™s Former Car
Online casino GoldenPalace.com, recently purchased the car of the former Joseph Ratzinger, now known as Pope Benedict XVI. The car, which was auctioned off on eBay at a price of 188,938.88 euros (about $244,590.83 USD), is eBay’s most viewed item ever, having generated 8.5 million hits. The car, purchased by Benjamin Halbe in January 2005, is a 1999 Volkswagen Golf, originally went for a price of just under 10,000 euro.
Halbe bought the car without knowing who the previous owner was, but discovered in the car’s registration records that the previous owner was the new pope. He started the auction at the price he paid for it, but it quickly quadrupled, and was finally sold for almost 19 times that.
GoldenPalace.com says that its online casino is sponsoring a fundraising tour around Europe, and that they believe that the pope’s car is the perfect vehicle for collecting charity. Mr. Richard Rowe, GoldenPalace.com’s CEO, said that the car would be open for visitors in an effort to raise as much money as possible for charity.
OnlineCasino-News.com - 2005-05-25 22:53:50