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  • Casino worker unplugs slot machine during Jackpot Payoff. It's called a malfunction.

    Casino refuses to pay. Patron is suing.


    I hope he wins his lawsuit.


    http://www.switched.com/2008/02/29/g...gs-slot-machi/

    Guy Wins $5.15 Million Jackpot, Other Guy Unplugs Slot Machine
    Posted Feb 29th 2008 11:04AM by Tim Stevens
    Filed under: Computers




    If you've ever been in a serious casino, then you've seen the gigantic slot machines off in the corners (the ones that only accept large-denomination bills). These machines usually have something like spinning cars on top or giant screens showing millions and millions of dollars counting up all the time. Such a machine was precisely the type that Illinois attorney Alvin Paulson put a $20-bill into while on vacation in the Virgin Islands. To his surprise, it lit up and started spitting out quarters -- that is, until a casino worker unplugged it and said it was a malfunction.

    The machine was showing a $5.15-million jackpot when Paulson fed his $20 bill in there, an awfully big payout and an awful lot more than the $100 and a free meal that the casino offered him for the supposed malfunction. The casino has yet to offer any proof of said malfunction and Paulson is, naturally, suing the place for either said proof or the $5-million prize.

    We wish him the best of luck.
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  • #2
    That's fucked up.
    Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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    • #3
      On the one hand, I hate to see a lawyer win that kind of money. On the other, he'll have a better chance at beating those thieving bastards.
      "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
      --Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        What would be worse the heart attack knowing you just won 5.15 million, or the heart ache when they took it away.
        Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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        • #5
          So I just won $5 million and some asshole unplugs the machine? They'd have to arrest me to leave that place without the money.
          "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
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          • #6
            Originally posted by madyaks View Post
            What would be worse the heart attack knowing you just won 5.15 million, or the heart ache when they took it away.
            I'm going to have to say that losing $5M is worse than winning $5M. Just me, though.

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            • #7
              Most slot machines don't spit out quarters when you hit the jackpot. An attendant has to come and pay you.
              RIP Dave

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brummerball View Post
                Most slot machines don't spit out quarters when you hit the jackpot. An attendant has to come and pay you.
                Yeah, I thought so, for the big jackpots...I didn't win anything of consequence while out in Vegas, but I thought they printed off something like a receipt. Maybe that was for the points on my players card, tho. I don't remember.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brummerball View Post
                  Most slot machines don't spit out quarters when you hit the jackpot. An attendant has to come and pay you.
                  Always siding with The Man, eh, Brummerball? (Actually, you're right.) But once upon a time they used to spit out a certain amount of money, then the light would flash on, the machine would stop and the attendant would come over.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
                    Always siding with The Man, eh, Brummerball? (Actually, you're right.) But once upon a time they used to spit out a certain amount of money, then the light would flash on, the machine would stop and the attendant would come over.
                    yeah
                    Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by backstop View Post
                      I'm going to have to say that losing $5M is worse than winning $5M. Just me, though.
                      I dunno - just think about the taxes!
                      Of course you do.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ShortHop View Post
                        I dunno - just think about the taxes!
                        I'll pay the taxes if it meant getting some of the loot.
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                        • #13
                          Al Paulson? No fucking way.

                          I played hockey with both of his sons. Then he ran the Belleville West hockey program into the ground. Dude's an asshole.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
                            Always siding with The Man, eh, Brummerball? (Actually, you're right.) But once upon a time they used to spit out a certain amount of money, then the light would flash on, the machine would stop and the attendant would come over.

                            Yeah, the machines you speak of generally spit out coins until the hopper runs dry, and then they come and refill the machine and it spits out the rest. But on jackpots (usually greater than $500 or so), an attendant comes right away and pays it out. I'm not necessarily siding with the man, but it seems pretty curious to me. I don't think an antiquated machine, like the ones you mentioned, would have a jackpot of $5 million. I could certainly be wrong, but it seems fishy.
                            RIP Dave

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jeffro View Post
                              Al Paulson? No fucking way.

                              I played hockey with both of his sons. Then he ran the Belleville West hockey program into the ground. Dude's an asshole.
                              You know about this? And you're correct about him.

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