A $57 Million Slot Machine Win Blamed on Software Error, Casino Won't Pay The Winner
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Posted 12/14/11
sounds like the casino is trying to get out of paying up to me

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114744-57-Million-Slot-Machine-Win-Blamed-on-Software-Error-Casino-Wont-Pay


A man who won $57 million from a slot machine is taking the casino to court after it told him it was a software error and refused to pay up.



[...]when he attempted to claim his prize and was told by the casino owners that a software error had triggered the machine and that they weren't going to pay up. They offered him $100 and a free meal instead.[...]



In the casino's defense, the top prize is meant for a five-slot match and Merlaku apparently only matched four slots, but the machine said he won and in his mind, that's all there is to it.


Posted 12/14/11
Well, it clearly says it only matched 4 when it needs 5. It sounds like dude should take the 100$ and a free meal, that is hell of a lot more than most gamblers walk away with.
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PlagueHat wrote:

Well, it clearly says it only matched 4 when it needs 5. It sounds like dude should take the 100$ and a free meal, that is hell of a lot more than most gamblers walk away with.


it doesnt actually say he only got 4/5, that's what the casino is claiming it seems
Posted 12/14/11

uhohimdead wrote:


PlagueHat wrote:

Well, it clearly says it only matched 4 when it needs 5. It sounds like dude should take the 100$ and a free meal, that is hell of a lot more than most gamblers walk away with.


it doesnt actually say he only got 4/5, that's what the casino is claiming it seems


Ah, true my bad. But 57 mill is a lot of fucking money. If a little error caused it I sure as hell wouldn't give that up either. They could maybe pay him a bit more, like 10k.
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Posted 12/14/11
ever been to a casino? if the slot machine malfunctions and gives you a false prize the casino won't pay up. if it was a computer error then they don't have to pay him if it wasn't then they will. the most I've ever won on slots was a few hundred most of the time with just $5 or $10 in the machine. jackpots are hard to come by but they happen from time to time but as the saying goes "The House always wins"
Posted 12/14/11
Sounds like a similiar incident back here at Singapore.
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Wow.......O_O.....
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Kinda selfish lol
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