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Court rules grandmother, 90, will receive $1.85 instead of $41M jackpot

Topic closed. 49 replies. Last post 2 years ago by BellasBMWLucki.

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January 17, 2006
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Posted: April 28, 2015, 11:26 pm - IP Logged


This happened sometime in the 1980s or early 1990s. Caesar's Palace, a family was playing a progressive machine and the son, who was well over 6 feet tall, weighed 220 or more, and had a beard was the one who was on the machine when everything lined up for a jackpot.

So, they go to collect and the kid was underage. Caesar's in fact wanted to pay him anyway but the Nevada Gaming Commission said no.

It was a well publicized case at the time.


On the other hand, a lot of posts in this thread seem to be blatantly anti casino. Makes me wonder why people keep going to them. Just because someone once lost $5 on a hand of blackjack, craps table, or slot they want to 'get back at the man.'

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Member #23835
    October 16, 2005
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    Posted: April 29, 2015, 10:29 am - IP Logged

    "Now they've attracted bad publicity in which they will lose business and patrons "

    It's publicity that may reduce the percentage of morons they get as customers.  I expect that a lot of businesses would like that kind of publicity.

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      Posted: April 29, 2015, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

      Hope she doesn't owe too much for her attorney.

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        February 14, 2006
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        Posted: April 30, 2015, 11:24 am - IP Logged

        Hope she doesn't owe too much for her attorney.

        The lawyers probably based their fees on actually winning the case and at least 1/3. There never was a $41 million bonus which the casino, the state gaming board, and now the Iowa Supreme Court has told them.

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          June 16, 2014
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          Posted: May 1, 2015, 8:23 pm - IP Logged


          my father/mom said the same as you when i was showing this to them online tonight. 



          She deserve it all.