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"?