On Saturday Amanda Bynes tried her luck at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey – but not before turning a few heads.
Fellow casino-goers spotted the former child star at Revel Resort as she sat by her lonesome at the slots.
Amanda Bynes, 27, dressed in a long white lace maxi gown, wearing her sunglasses at night as she hid behind her favorite rumpled platinum blonde wig.
According to the NY Daily News, Amanda Bynes had a dog with her and was still wearing store tags on her dress.
The actress’ wild look made her easily stand out from the crowd, many noting her bizarre behavior and some claiming that she reeked of alcohol.
“Amanda Bynes was doing jumping jacks on the casino floor I’m done,” Twitter user @SunniLuke said, adding that she was “running around with messy hair and all white on..basically dreads”.
Few photos released of her on her fun night out with reports that she even attempted to call security on a man who attempted to take a picture.
Amanda Bynes was spotted doing jumping jacks as she plays slots at Atlantic City casino
“She started yelling at my dad and lunging at him,” a source told celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
“She just freaked out screaming, <<he can’t take my picture>>.”
According to Twitter user @madhousezarry, Amanda Bynes has been hunkered down in the shore side city for days.
“Amanda Bynes is staying overnight at the casino my dad fixes computers at,” she said on Thursday afternoon.
Amanda Bynes was also spotted at the casino the night before, even making her way to the Borgata resort nearby.
Friend Jonathan Jaxson posted Saturday evening about Amanda Bynes’s big win.
He wrote: “Go @AmandaBynes for hitting a jackpot at the casino tonight!!! Whoop!!!”
When asked how she achieved success, Jonathan Jaxson added: “Rolling lots of dice. I have faith! ;)”
“You play and you hope to win. Girl won and did a dance! I would too!”
Earlier on Saturday Amanda launched a diatribe on her Twitter against the recent criticism she’s received.
“If I don’t like you I don’t want you to be happy and I’ll go out of my way to hurt you,” the Twitter spree started.
“When people say I need help, it says nothing about me. They aren’t getting any response from me.
“My real friends know I don’t need help. It makes me crazy to even have to respond to any type of rumor. I need to deny any false statement because I care about how I look.”
Amanda Bynes is claiming her very public meltdown, including a head-shaving and an arrest, was in fact a desperate publicity stunt.
On Thursday night Amanda Bynes, 27, apparently sent a series of text messages to her friend Jonathan Jaxson – who promptly posted them on his Twitter account.
In them Amanda Bynes appears to admit her increasingly strange behavior was nothing more than a childish ploy to increase her fame and gain more Twitter followers in advance of a movie role.
In one text to Hollywood publicist Jonathan Jaxson, Amanda Bynes writes: “All this has been an act and you know it! I am an actress and know what I am doing.”
In another she types: “I got to 2 million followers and now everyone wants me, I am smart and not stupid. Everyone mentions my name. The world loves me!”
Amanda Bynes apparently sent a series of text messages to her friend Jonathan Jaxson, who promptly posted them on his Twitter account
Given Amanda Bynes’ previous highly publicized dramas, it’s hard to know if she is being genuine or not.
If it is, she is likely to infuriate fans who have been worried about her mental health in recent months.
Jonathan Jaxson, a longtime friend of Amanda Bynes, posted on his Twitter page: “@Amandabynes has told tonight that she has been acting this entire time on Twitter to get attention as she prepares for next movie!”
It was Jonathan Jaxson who called police on the night she was arrested for allegedly throwing a b**g out of her 36th floor apartment window last month because he feared she was suicidal.
Jonathan Jaxson told Radar Online hours later: “I got police to be able to go to her home. I am told they found drugs and other things.
“I had proof she was suicidal. There were text messages and other things. I repeated all of this to the NYPD and they took it seriously.”
Later Amanda Bynes caused a stir by shaving her head and sporting a bad platinum blonde wig.
But it is Amanda Bynes’ Twitter use that has caused most cause for concern having become increasingly out of hand with her hurling insults at fellow celebrities.
In recent months she has called both Miley Cyrus and Drake “ugly” and said Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna because she wasn’t pretty enough.
Last week things went from bad to worse as Amanda Bynes was evicted from her Manhattan apartment.
Amanda Bynes’ worried father Rick has been hoping to stage an intervention but she refuses to see him.
Amanda Bynes reportedly told publicist Jonathan Jaxson that she didn’t want to “live anymore” while “high on drugs” on Wednesday night, prompting him to call the NYPD in an attempt to assist her.
Jonathan Jaxson told RadarOnline.com he was beside himself with panic because she had told him: “I don’t want to live anymore,” and he took it mean she planned to kill herself.
“Amanda had called me and we had a private conversation, but it was clear to me that she was high on drugs,” Jonathan Jaxson told the website.
“Then, she said that she didn’t want to live anymore. I took that as that she wanted to kill herself. I freaked out.”
Jonathan Jaxson – who describes himself as a Publicist/Manager/Marketing/Consulting/God Fearing/Realtor- both called the police and rather less helpfully, tweeted the NYPD’s account to tell them Amanda Bynes was “soooo messed up on drugs”.
The media man told RadarOnline.com he wanted them to set up a welfare check but though they didn’t go to the apartment, he later received a call from an officer explaining that Amanda Bynes “was fine”.
Amanda Bynes’ behavior is prompting cause for concern as she had been uploading increasingly lascivious self-portraits from her bathroom before calling Jonathan Jaxson
Jonathan Jaxson added that it wasn’t the first time he’d heard suchlike from Amanda Bynes, and added: “But this time, I had a mental image of her in a bathtub, wanting to hurt herself.
“Then I saw a photo of her in her bathroom that she’d posted on Twitter. I freaked. I did not know what else to do.”
“I thought consciously about it for a minute and decided to call the authorities. I thought, <<I have to do something to save her>>.”
Jonathan Jaxson concluded: “When someone tells you they don’t want to live anymore, that in itself would provoke anyone who cares. I know that Amanda is a person crying out for help.”
It’s worth nothing that Jonathan Jaxson has a history when it comes to mouthing off about his celebrity friends or clients.
He had to settle with Kim Kardashian after she sued him for claiming she had a staged wedding, an assertion that’s now been disproven in the divorce courts.
But Amanda Bynes’ behavior is prompting cause for concern, especially as she had been uploading increasingly lascivious self-portraits from her bathroom before the alleged phone call took place.
Amanda Bynes, 27, appears to be spending a lot of time alone with her only interactions via Twitter and through these ever more revealing images.
There’s understandable concern coming from the Twitter community, who feel as though they’re watching a meltdown in progress.
After Jonathan Jaxson’s tweet, Jenny McCarthy, 40, tweeted in the mistaken belief that police were at Amanda Bynes’ apartment.
“Police are at Amanda Bynes’ house. I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus. She needs help. It came from a publicist but if no one can back it up it could be wrong.”
Amanda Bynes’ attempt at denial, however, just seemed even more worrying.
“@JennyMcCarthy you’re ugly!” she tweeted.
“Police weren’t at my house old lady! Shut the f**k up!”
She added: “@jennymccarthy I need help? What are u talking about? Aren’t u 50 years old? I’m 27, u look 80 compared to me! Why are you talking about me?”
Jenny McCarthy took the high road and wrote: “@AmandaBynes sorry girl. Looking out for ya.”