Another Reason Why I don't Go To Casinos


tay
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This isn't the first time I have heard of a big winner getting the faulty machine run around.........






Woman Hits $29 Million Jackpot On Faulty Slot Machine, Casino Offers Her Two Steak Dinners



An apparent software glitch in a slot machine at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana awarded a woman nearly $29 million on January 11. She left empty-handed.

According to reporting from a local ABC station, Jennifer Carmin sat down at the penny slot and before she knew it, the machine was flashing a number with a lot of digits and commas.

“I was scared,” Carmin said. “I put my hands up. I didn’t know what was going on. [The floor supervisor] said ‘We don’t know how this happened, what’s going on…’ My heart, it just felt like it was pounding out of my chest. I said ’I’m a very excitable person and you are causing me stress right now. You’re kinda scaring me.’ He said, ’Don’t touch the machine! Clear the machines! We have to shut down the machines!’”

Instead of being handed any part of the $28.9 million the machine said she had won, the casino offered her and her boyfriend a couple of steak dinners.

“I mean what are two steak dinners? I don’t even like steak. I tried to explain that to them; they thought that was funny. I said I don’t think that’s funny,” Carmin said.

She reportedly is fighting for the money.

When asked if she thinks she deserves the money, she replied: “They’re always taking my money and I don’t say: ‘Umm is that computer wrong or did you overcharge me?’”

According to the report: “…Blue Chip Casino executives [said] the slot machine manufacturer has already fixed whatever software bug caused the problem. But the Indiana Gaming Commission hasn’t [yet] figured out what caused it or what should be done. The state gaming director [said] he can’t remember a claim of this magnitude by a casino patron.”











Woman Hits $29 Million Jackpot On Faulty Slot Machine, Casino Offers Her Two Steak Dinners
 
Cannuck
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That's why you don't go? I don't go because they are a tax on the stupid. I am willing to work them for various charities though
 
BornRuff
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I have no idea what the law says, but I think they should have to pay out something on this. It isn't like the casino would be all that sympathetic if you lost a $5000 bet and then asked for your money back after the fact because you meant to bet $5.

That said, they shouldn't have to pay out anything more than whatever the posted jackpot/highest payout is for the slot machines. She was playing a penny slot so the maximum was probably in the thousands, certainly not millions.

Indiana Woman Denied $28m Slots Jackpot At Blue Chip Casino

On reading this other article with more detail, she probably isn't entitled to squat. She didn't actually bet anything. What happened was she was checking the balance on her players card and it said she had 28 million dollars in free play credits in her account.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

That's why you don't go? I don't go because they are a tax on the stupid. I am willing to work them for various charities though





NO


If you read the title.......Another Reason Why I don't Go To Casinos - 'Another' being the key word as in addition to.......


Number one reason I don't go is I'm not a gambler.


I have been to them a couple of times.


The first time was when driving from Texas to LA and I went to LV when I heard that the Concorde was going to be there. I got there just when it was leaving and it took off at full thrust because there wasn't anything (at least back then ) around it would disturb. It was magnificent indeed.


I went into one of the big hotel casinos and tried a slot machine. It was a nickel one and I actually came out $180.00 ahead some 35 years or so ago.


But I remember staring in awe at the size of some of the hotels back then and thinking 'they didn't build these places to give money away' and I saw some pretty desperate people while there.


The next time I went was a company BS thing when Casino Rama opened.


I won a small amount there as well but have never been to one since.


Even though I came out ahead both times I have been I'm not willing to keep on trying my luck with my money............
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

I have no idea what the law says, but I think they should have to pay out something on this. It isn't like the casino would be all that sympathetic if you lost a $5000 bet and then asked for your money back after the fact because you meant to bet $5.

That said, they shouldn't have to pay out anything more than whatever the posted jackpot/highest payout is for the slot machines. She was playing a penny slot so the maximum was probably in the thousands, certainly not millions.

Indiana Woman Denied $28m Slots Jackpot At Blue Chip Casino

On reading this other article with more detail, she probably isn't entitled to squat. She didn't actually bet anything. What happened was she was checking the balance on her players card and it said she had 28 million dollars in free play credits in her account.

lmao....

I went to the Casino at Niagara once... I blew through $20.00 to see what all the fuss was about. Then we went and watched people play Black Jack for a bit, we were bored stiff after half an hour and it was making me anxious watching this guy's money get swept off of the table every five minutes so we left. I was mad that I had wasted my money.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

I have no idea what the law says, but I think they should have to pay out something on this. It isn't like the casino would be all that sympathetic if you lost a $5000 bet and then asked for your money back after the fact because you meant to bet $5.

That said, they shouldn't have to pay out anything more than whatever the posted jackpot/highest payout is for the slot machines. She was playing a penny slot so the maximum was probably in the thousands, certainly not millions.

Indiana Woman Denied $28m Slots Jackpot At Blue Chip Casino

On reading this other article with more detail, she probably isn't entitled to squat. She didn't actually bet anything. What happened was she was checking the balance on her players card and it said she had 28 million dollars in free play credits in her account.

If all she was doing was checking her balance, then she doesn't deserve anything.

I also agree that if she had been playing and a glitch occurred, then she should have the potential to be eligible for the top prize of whatever the machine would normally give out. And, like you mentioned, since the machine in question was a penny slot, there was NO way the payout would ever had gotten close to the amount she thinks shes owed. For that amount, you'd probably have to play one that's over a dollar a pull! (I usually played the nickel slots).
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

lmao....

I went to the Casino at Niagara once... I blew through $20.00 to see what all the fuss was about. Then we went and watched people play Black Jack for a bit, we were bored stiff after half an hour and it was making me anxious watching this guy's money get swept off of the table every five minutes so we left. I was mad that I had wasted my money.

I have been in a casino fewer times than I can count on one hand, so I pretty much agree with you.

I really don't get the appeal of slots. They are mindless. You just put money into them, push some buttons, and see what comes out. I don't see how people find them enjoyable.

Table games can be fun. Even though the odds probably are not much different than slots, the fact that you have to actually make choices and follow along at least makes it engaging. My problem the last time I went was that the table games were just too expensive. Minimum bets were like $20-$30 bucks on the cheapest tables, so you really needed to put up hundreds of dollars to play for any decent period of time. Even then you can lose that really really quickly.

Games are fun, but there are so many more enjoyable things I could do with a couple hundred bucks.
 
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