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Man to sue Austrian casino after $57 million jackpot denied

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Posted: December 14, 2011, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

Casinos have on each machine the warnings: Malfunctions do no pay.This can include  software glitches.

Had an incident  where the electricity  went out when in a bonus round,  when the   machine   rebooted,I was set back to  the original amount I placed in the machine.   Unfair,perhaps, but when "gaming" the RISK is there to win or lose.

This guy either doesnt read or doesn't understand the gaming rules. I do not agree with them banning him though for exerting his right to challenge the casino.

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    Posted: December 14, 2011, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

    Casinos have on each machine the warnings: Malfunctions do no pay.This can include  software glitches.

    Had an incident  where the electricity  went out when in a bonus round,  when the   machine   rebooted,I was set back to  the original amount I placed in the machine.   Unfair,perhaps, but when "gaming" the RISK is there to win or lose.

    This guy either doesnt read or doesn't understand the gaming rules. I do not agree with them banning him though for exerting his right to challenge the casino.

    your comment reminded me of a funny thing that used to happen when the slot machines were still electro-mechanical.

    when there was a power failure,the casino's backup generators would kick in,this took about 4 seconds to occur.

    when the power returned the machines would start dumping money in the payout tray even when when no one was playing them.

    this sent the electricians,slot techs & security ppl.scrambling.

    doesn.t happen anymore,machines are now fully electronic.

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      Posted: December 14, 2011, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

      What would Jesus do? He wouldn't be gambling, which is a sin in the Holy Bible. Not that I don't like me a lil' sin every now and then... or almost always hahaha Red Devil I love poker and both Mega and PowerBig Grin Santa. But seriously, you shouldn't bring up Jesus unless funds are coming strictly out of charity/donations, not gambling. Business world is a cold one at that, and if the law already said that it couldn't be over $2M, plus the "winner" only had 4 out of 5, then this man is @$%& out of luck. When's the last time you heard matching 4 out of 5 was a jackpot? 'nuff said..

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        Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

        They should really investigate these casinos because when jackpots go off they always have a reason not to pay people with this malfinction bullcrap

        It has been alot of casinos that have been doing this lately and this should let people see they are corrupt and set up.

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          Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

          Typical reaction/response...blame it on someone or something else. No accountability. The have no problem taking people's money though.

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            Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

            Typical reaction/response...blame it on someone or something else. No accountability. The have no problem taking people's money though.

            Don't play the game then complain about the rules being unfair. Like everyone else has said, every slot machine has a warning on it saying they do not pay if a malfunction occurs. They do not force you to put your money in.

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              Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

              Don't play the game then complain about the rules being unfair. Like everyone else has said, every slot machine has a warning on it saying they do not pay if a malfunction occurs. They do not force you to put your money in.

              You know there are rules posted everywhere and usually they are in favor of the establishment...some are clear and some not so clear. I'm not

              complaining about the rules...I will play the games but also will be looking for loopholes in their ironclad disclaimers when they seem to remove

              them from responsibility in any way they can by bending them. Even McDonalds "HOT COFFEE' warning wasn't enough to save them from a

              lawsuit, now was it?? They got socked for millions.

              I hope the jilted player gets compensation for the casino's slot machine malfunction. Accountability, it's a small thing to ask. A lot of places shift

              the blame and are relieved they can. Imagine what a awful world it would be if more people did the right thing...wow.

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                Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                Everybody is saying that the "malfunction" was the machine saying he won the jackpot when he didn't have five of a kind.

                How about if the "malfunction" was the machine not showing the five of a kind like it was supposed to?


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                  He got 4 out of the 5 matches.  So they only owe him for a 4 out of 5 payout which is much less than what he wants but that is all he is owed.  Casino games malfunction from time to time and they do not pay for this.  So sounds like he will be getting probably $100 rather than the big jackpot he is looking for.-weshar75

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                    Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

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                      Posted: December 14, 2011, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                      Everybody is saying that the "malfunction" was the machine saying he won the jackpot when he didn't have five of a kind.

                      How about if the "malfunction" was the machine not showing the five of a kind like it was supposed to?

                      That's a very good point Ridge and you may be on to something, but how do you explain Austria's law that a jackpot cannot exceed 2 million euros? Wouldn't that be a malfunction in favor of the casinos then, since it's a "crime" to advertise/award jackpots that exceed the legal amount?

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                        Posted: December 14, 2011, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                        Everybody is saying that the "malfunction" was the machine saying he won the jackpot when he didn't have five of a kind.

                        How about if the "malfunction" was the machine not showing the five of a kind like it was supposed to?

                        Excellent point!!

                        Now I wonder rdgrnr, do you happen to have a name or word to describe the people who can't wait to shoot off their 'that's life' responses?

                        I just wonder when faced with a similar injustice, would they be so quick to say ANYTHING about enforcing silly rules that would prevent them from

                        getting what they think they are due? Crazy

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                          Posted: December 14, 2011, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                          You do have a very valid point Ridge. He may may have a punchers chance if he decides to see this thing through to the end. I have a feeling that they are going to side with the casino though. The casino's have the slot machine manufactures in their back pocket and will almost certaintly rule it as a "legitimate" malfunction.

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                            Posted: December 14, 2011, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                            This story reminds me of a casino in OK just across the border from TX. Not long after it opened a few years ago, there were news stories of people hitting jackpots on slot machines and not getting paid. At that point in time, I decided I didn't need to visit that casino.

                            No one can make a person go in there and play their games and take a chance on thinking you won and they say "malfunction". LOL.

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                              Posted: December 14, 2011, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                              austrian casino's run by ex communist leaders. probably would've been taxed 98% by them anyway.