UnNews:Casino slot machine pays too much
23 June 2011
The Nevada Gaming Control Board said the false jackpot happened on May 29, 2010, but accountants did not discover the mistake until an audit held on June 19, 2011. The generous payout happened in a machine that wasn't properly rigged against the player, as required by Nevada state law.
Casino officials said that the player is allowed to keep the jackpot, due primarily to the fact that the winner, said to be a hobo, is long gone and nowhere to be found. It is speculated that he moved to the Cayman Islands, or perhaps Hong Kong to park his fortune of one million quarters.
"Did they give him the $250,000?" casino hooker Kitty asked. "Good, they should have. It was their mistake for stupidly allowing someone to actually have good luck in this God-forsaken town."
Hooter’s spokesman Jack Horner said the casino takes the matter seriously and has punished all of its technicians. Reporter Sheldon Ingram wrote in The Sun that one technician was buried alive and several others were punished by having their hands amputated with a rusty chain saw.
The Gaming Control Board described the bad payout as a rare occurrence resulting from the very bane of Vegas casinos, e.g., good luck.
- Staff "Mistaken Jackpot: Casino Slot Machine Pays Way Too Much." CNN, June 23, 2011