The gambling website purchased a lock of the late pop icon's hair from an online memorabilia vendor, Gotta Have Rock & Roll, for $10,871. The hair was reportedly collected at New York's Carlyle Hotel, where Jackson once stayed while attending a charity event.
"As its proud new owners, we have decided to convert Michael Jackson's hair into a roulette ball -- an appropriately unique way to immortalize a small part of a truly peerless entertainer," the gambling site announced of their plans for their new acquisition.
But the ball of MJ's tresses will not be put on the mantlepiece, displayed for all to see. Oh no, "The ball itself will be made to the highest professional standards, ensuring it will be eligible for use at any licensed casino's roulette table," the site insisted, revealing their plan to put the piece to use.
The site went on to solicit buyers, while dropping some pretty insensitive puns. "Indeed, considering Jackson dedicated his life to entertaining millions, the prospect of this very special ball captivating crowds at roulette tables seems like a fitting use for it. We would therefore like to encourage any casino interested in using this unique ball at its tables to contact us. Together, we can ensure Michael Jackson continues to rock and 'ROLL' forever."
What do you think of the roulette ball idea for Michael's hair? Too soon?