Quick Fact – Preacher Shill


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1958

Reverend Maurice D. Tulloch, 50, a Kansas man, gave up his Baptist ministry for shilling in a Nevada casino. Feeling as though his life was suffocating him, a month earlier he’d walked out of a church seminar and had gone to a bus station where he’d heard a woman purchase a ticket to Las Vegas.

On a whim, he’d done the same. With only $20 in his pocket, he’d headed to Sin City, having left his wife and two adult children behind.

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  1. This is a great story. It seems like a good prompt for a fiction story. I lived in a communal house when I first got to Reno in the 70’s. One of my roommates was an young ex-Catholic Priest. He worked at Harrahs if I remember correctly.


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    Interesting, Suzanne. Thanks for sharing.

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