Imagine this? You are playing the slot machine at the casino, desperate because you have spent more money than you’ve won. And then you hear a bing sound. Your slot machine suddenly starts dinging and flashing. You think you have won $42,949,642.76 exactly.
But the casino says it was a’technical glitch’. That’s the excuse, and they offer you a steak dinner instead.
Now imagine how pissed off are you on a scale of one to 42,949,642.76!?
This is what happened to Katrina Bookman. Speaking to NY Daily News, she said: “There was nothing wrong with it when I was playing the machine”.
“How do we know when there’s a problem with it? Once I hit something, now you’re going to say it’s a problem. I totally don’t think that was fair”.
“You offer me a steak dinner? I feel like they did me real dirty.”
A spokesperson from Resorts World Casino said: “Upon being notified of the situation, casino personnel were able to determine that the figure displayed on the penny slot was the result of an obvious malfunction – a fact later confirmed by the New York State Gaming Commission.
“Machine malfunctions are rare, and we would like to extend our apologies to Ms. Bookman for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Apparently, the machine’s screen did display the huge amount, but the printed ticket showed $2.25.
Katrina will now sue the casino. Her lawyer, Alan Ripka, said: “She’s upset, obviously. She thought her life and family’s life would have been changed forever”.
“You can’t have it both ways. They’re saying that the machine was broken”.
“Doesn’t that mean a place can claim a machine is broken every time somebody wins?”