Two Men Denied Slot Machine Winnings
I wonder what Vegas would do, but here is the gossip for you. Two lucky (or un-lucky) blokes won some cash ($209,000) on the slot machine. These guys from Manitoba were denied their winnings by the Winnipeg casino. They were playing a computerized version of Keno and got lucky. The machine pronounced them as the winner of the jackpot since they matched all the five numbers to the computer, but the casino (conveniently) said that it was a software error. Now the men are threatening legal action against the casino. Apparently this is not the first time a casino has tried to wiggle out of a payout. In 2005 a man from Virginia won more than $11 million US at a slot machine on a reserve in Oklahoma, but was told it was a software error, he had to settle for $1,199.