Casinos lift ban against software pioneer - Tuesday 12th of June 2007

Harrahs casinos has lifted its ban against the man who wrote the first version of Microsoft Word.

Richard Brodie had written in his blog last month that the casino company had barred him from a Las Vegas poker tournament and from all of its casinos. Brodie said he was told Harrahs decided to ban him because "they could not figure out how to make a profit out of me."

But the company changed its mind Friday, the New York Post reported. "Its looking more and more like a big mistake," he wrote after learning he was no longer persona non grata.

Earlier, he had advised Harrahs the ban was not smart. "That is potentially unsound business," he said. "Lucky players get unlucky and you want them to be at your place when that happens."

Harrahs refused to comment for the Post on either the decision to ban Brodie or the one removing it.

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