“I feel like they did me real dirty” – Slot Machine Winner Denied Payout

A woman whose slot machine announced that she won about 43 million was told to return the following day. When she showed up they offered her a steak dinner and $2.25. They said the machine malfunctioned and the penny slot she was on could only payout $6500.

You know what? If it was a malfunction, give her the $6500. $2,25 and a steak dinner? Why would you even offer that? It’s insulting.

I was with the casino until the steak dinner part. That’s just… ridiculous.

NYDN-

Katrina Bookman in August posed for a selfie at New York’s Resorts World Casino in front of the “Sphinx Slot Machine,” its screen promising her a grand prize of $42,949,672.76. When she attempted to collect her cash, however, casino employees told her she hadn’t actually won and offered her a complimentary steak dinner and $2.25 — the prize they claim her slot machine actually should have delivered.

“You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mean it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?” Ripka told CNN. “And if so, does that mean that people that played there before (Bookman) had zero chance of winning?”

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Good point.

23 Comments on “I feel like they did me real dirty” – Slot Machine Winner Denied Payout

  1. Aren’t the casinos regulated by the states? Wouldn’t their machines have to meet regulatory requirements to be allowed to work? Every time I fill up my gas tank, I see a sticker on the gas pump that says the county I live in had inspected said machine. Why not the same with slots?

  2. Casinos and gambling is one form of legalized theft.

    Sure it’s a game of chance, the odds are you’ll leave with empty pockets.

    The house sets the rules, programs the machines and the house always wins.

  3. Every one of those damned things has a sticker that says “Machine Malfunction Voids Payouts”.
    Too bad SUCKER.
    You lost the second you put your money in.

  4. Just in case anyone was wondering, the continuous process of tearing down casinos and building new ones on top of them isn’t funded by paying winners.

  5. Wow that thing I thought was an ad really must work, not the comment making 10,000 a day from home in your pjs but the o me then at says visa is can’t stop you

  6. NO JURY IS GOING TO SIDE WITH A CASINO!

    Malfunctioning or not, it’s their responsibility to maintain those machines, not the customer.

    They should have offered-up a lot more than a steak and $2.25, because a jury is going to determine she deserved a lot more than that.

    Better settle this while you still have options…..

  7. “Wow that thing I thought was an ad really must work, not the comment making 10,000 a day from home in your pjs but the o me then at says visa is can’t stop you

    what?

  8. I can empathize. We take a chance on the bastids we send to Washington expecting a big pay out in a better life This time.
    Then someone points out the small sticker on the foundations of every government building:
    “Political Machine Malfunction Voids Payout” .

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