New Casino Business Model: Any Time Someone Wins, Blame The Software
from the stacking-the-odds dept
Everyone knows that casinos stack the odds against players. That's the business model. However, every once in a while they need to pay out large amounts, because it's the possibility of such payouts that keep people coming back, despite their long odds. It appears one casino has come up with an ingenious method to stacking the odds even further: when someone wins a big jackpot on a computerized Keno machine, just claim the winning results were a software glitch and refuse to pay (found via digg). The men who did not get their prize are hiring lawyers to discuss the matter. The casino claims that they're not liable for any "malfunction." Of course, the article isn't entirely clear on exactly what the malfunction was -- but it seems like they should pay up, and if they have a problem with the machine, they should take it up with the machine's manufacturer.