More Casinos Succeeding With The 'That Jackpot You Won Was Really A Computer Glitch' Claim

from the doesn't-seem-right dept

Over the years, we've seen a bunch of stories about people winning computerized games in casinos, only to be told that the prize was a glitch, and the casino wouldn't pay (or wouldn't pay nearly as much). It seems to happen pretty damn frequently. Slashdot points us to the latest example, of a couple who thought they had won $11 million from a slot machine, only to have the award reduced to $1627.82 after the casino, and the state gaming authority, determined that it was a glitch. According to the casino:
"The $11 million was what we call a 'reset value.' It's what the jackpot would have been after the prize was claimed."
That article notes that a similar situation happened back in March, with a $42 million prize being taken away. Given how frequently this seems to happen, isn't it about time someone got to working on all these "glitches"?

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    JTK, 8 Jun 2010 @ 10:44am


    How is it crooked to not give out more money than a machine is supposed to give? This was not a million dollar prize machine, the evidence if the glitch is perfectly clear.

    You would boycott a casino that failed to give out millions from a machine with a ten thousand dollar grand prize?

    I hope you aren't part of the legal system and never sit on a jury. You aren't interested in the law or the truth, you are interested in punishing the casino for something that is not their fault in any way. Glitches happen and this one is perfectly obvious.

    Your words make you look like a thief.

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