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New York Woman Wins $43 Million In Slot Machine Glitch, Offered A Free Steak Dinner

Woman Plans To Sue Resorts World Casino: Report

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A woman thought her life had changed when she was playing a slot machine in New York and it told her she had won $42.9 million.

Katrina Bookman was gambling at the Resorts World Casino in Queens in late August, and casino staff escorted her off the gaming floor after a crowd formed around the slot machine.

She would soon find out that the machine had malfunctioned and any prize she won was void. The machine had a maximum payout of $6,500.

The casino said that it would give her a steak dinner, according to the report from WABC. She’s also entitled to just $2.25 from her spin. Under New York gaming regulations, that’s it.

The woman is fighting to get at least $6,500 and plans to sue the casino.

This actually wasn’t the first time a casino offered steak dinners to someone who hit a faulty slot machine for an incredible eight-figure sum.

In 2014, a woman hit a slot machine at an Indiana casino for $29 million thanks to a software glitch. Her and her boyfriend were offered steaks to make up for it.

In a similar case the following year, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a grandmother wasn’t entitled to $41.8 million won thanks to a slot machine malfunction. The woman reportedly received just $1.85 for the tainted spin. There weren’t any steak dinners from that incident.

 
 
 
 

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Zack2
almost 2 years ago

these stories piss me off. i understand not giving her the millions. but it was the casinos fault for a faulty machine. something that they are responsible for. so if that machine screws up on a person who is paying money to play it, you better give her the 6500 and maybe the casino will work a little extra harder to make sure their equipment doesnt make the same mistakes in the future.

 
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PATENTATTORNEY2
almost 2 years ago

IN ANY SLOT PAYOUT THE PROCESS FOR WINNING AND BEING PAID MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATE CASINO LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND WITH THE FILED ODDS AND FILED PAYOUTS FOR SUCH SLOT MACHINE AND GAME. ANY VARIATION FROM SUCH FILED DOCUMENTATION WILL VOID THE PAYOUT EVEN IF THE FAULTY "WIN" RESULTED FROM AN ERROR ON THE PART OF THE CASINO. IN THIS CASE A MEDIUM RARE STEAK SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD CONSOLATION PRIZE. END OF STORY.

 
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agehv6
almost 2 years ago

I bet $300 on red the other weekend...obvious glitch. I tried to pull my $300 back and give the casino $5.

 
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StabbedInTheBack
almost 2 years ago

I think the casino was fair here. Obvious malfunction, but probably wont stop her from trying to sue, and she will lose.

 
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