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.
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