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Casino Ordered To Pay After Machine Malfunction Excuse Loses In Court
September 6, 2008
 
Many casinos have been in the situation that Macon County, Alabama Greyhound Park was in back on May 2nd, 2006. A woman hit the jackpot on one of their machines, but was told by employees that the machine malfunctioned and that she would not be getting paid.

The woman, who was an employee of the casino, decided that she was not going to stand for that kind of nonsense. She sued the casino in hopes that a judge would see her side of the situation.

Now, she has been granted her wish. A circuit judge has ordered that the woman be paid $10 million by Greyhound Park. They will appeal the ruling, but finally a judge has stepped up and took a stand against these lame excuses that casinos use.

This is not the first case in which a person has not gotten paid after winning a jackpot. Casinos all across the world have used the excuse that a machine has malfunctioned, and most of the time they are not held accountable for their actions.

Sherry Knowles sued Greyhound Park back on August 27th and won the case this week. The track plans on appealing the ruling.


As a point of interest, Alabama doesn't have Class III gaming.  The machine in question was an electronic bingo machine dressed up as a slot.  And don't ask
me why she is only getting $10M when she sued for her win of $41.8 million plus
damages.

"When you go to a casino, always carry a concealed weapon... your brain." - VP Pappy

 

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