Slot Machine Malfunction

Slot Machine Malfunction – Imagine, if you will, how absolutely giddy you would be if you won a $43 million jackpot while playing slots. You could burn a lot of bridges with that amount of money.

Then imagine the opposite feeling you’d get when the casino tells you there was a “failure” and you don’t get that jackpot, even though the slot machine lit up and said it was “printing a $42,949,672.76 bill.” “

Slot Machine Malfunction

That actually happened in August 2016 to Katrina Bookman, who is now suing Resorts World Casino in Queens County Supreme Court, demanding that she receive her payout from Sphinx Slots.

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Instead of a huge payout, the New York casino reportedly gave her a steak dinner and the $2.25 credit she had on the machine when she thought she hit the big one on the one-armed bandit made by International Game Technology, which is also named in the suit. The unhappy gambler is alleging negligence, breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation, according to the Courthouse News Service, which says the complaint included a selfie taken by Bookman with the machine that showed she hit the jackpot.

This is not the first time slot machines have failed, resulting in serious money being denied to gamblers. An 87-year-old Illinois woman gambling in Iowa had received a payout of almost $42 million from a Hello Kitty slot machine. But she was denied payment due to a computer failure.

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the slot’s user agreement, which is available on the touch screen, said the maximum payout was $10,000.

“Any message that appeared on the screen indicating that a patron would receive a $41 million bonus was an empty promise, and the casino’s failure to pay it could not be challenged as a breach of contract,” the Iowa Supreme Court ruled.

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After news of Bookman’s problem broke, the casino said in a statement that “Machine failures are rare and we would like to apologize to Ms. Bookman for any inconvenience this may have caused.” The New York State Gaming Commission has sided with the Resorts World casino, ruling that there was “clearly a screen malfunction” and that the machine’s maximum payout was programmed for $6,500. The slot machine was fixed and working the next day.

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