Gambler In Vietnam Wins Decision Over $55 Million Penny-Slot Jackpot After Alleged Glitch
Gambling Operator Will Appeal Historic Verdict
A handful of years ago, a gambler in Vietnam deposited a pittance into a slot machine that was allegedly designed to have a maximum jackpot payout of under $50,000.
Once the machine was done spinning and making noise, $55,542,296.73 was displayed.
The alleged glitch became an issue of intense legal drama. After a protracted battle within the legal system, the gambler might see all of the massive sum.
After the incident, the club in Ho Chi Minh City reportedly offered to pay him $8 million, then drastically reduced the offer to just $10,000. He then filed a lawsuit to go after the $55 million — in addition to more than $3 million in interest and to get the club shutdown for awhile.
Revenge for years of stress?
The lawyer for the gambler reportedly has argued that since the club’s net income that year was $68 million it could afford to pay up.
A judge’s panel sided with the gambler earlier this month, which could force the operator to pay the entire amount. The firm reportedly will appeal the decision.
Reporting according to Thanh Nien News.
|1||Three Years Later, Blair Hinkle Finally Receives His Missing $1 Million In Full Tilt Poker Money|
|2||Man Loses $500K On Super Bowl, Sues Casino|
|3||Chris Moorman Wins The 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic|
|4||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Three Great Small Stakes Plays That Fail In Tougher Games|
|5||George Lopez Arrested For Drinking Way Too Much And Passing Out On Casino Floor|
|6||Chris Moorman Headlines WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Final Table|
|7||High-Stakes Online Poker: Dan Cates Wins $486,000|
|8||2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Builds $5.1 Million Prize Pool|
|9||New Jersey Online Poker Event Sees Huge Field|
|10||U.S. Lawmaker Wants To Ban Online Poker|
|1||Chan Pelton Banned From All World Series of Poker Events and Properties After Taking Single Tournament Chip|
|2||Three Years Later, Blair Hinkle Finally Receives His Missing $1 Million In Full Tilt Poker Money|
|3||Man Loses $500K On Super Bowl, Sues Casino|
|4||High-Stakes Online Poker: Poor February Puts Blom Back In The Hole Lifetime On Full Tilt Poker|
|5||Police Arrest Two For Allegedly Using Fake Poker Chips At Maryland Casino|
|6||Crazy Gambling Stories From February|
|7||Chris Moorman Wins The 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic|
|8||NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship Not Running In 2014|
|9||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Three Great Small Stakes Plays That Fail In Tougher Games|
|10||George Lopez Arrested For Drinking Way Too Much And Passing Out On Casino Floor|