A woman hit it big at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, or so she thought.
The Queens woman hit the jackpot on one of the machines at the Queens casino but was told that it was a glitch actually. The Grio reports that this woman has gotten a lawyer and is now suing the casino. The casino attempted to offer the woman a steak dinner, and the prize of two dollars and twenty-five cents; a bit different from $43 million.
According to the woman’s lawyer, Alan Ripka, the woman did not accept the steak dinner and the money. They plan to sue not only the casino, but also Genting New York LLC, the casino’s parent company, and the company that makes the slot machine, International Game Technology for negligence, breach of contract, and negligent representation. The lawyer made a statement regarding the lawsuit,
You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mean it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?” Ripka said. “And if so, does that mean that played there before (Bookman) had zero chance of winning?”
The casino stands by the story that the machine was malfunctioning and issued the state stating the win was ” the result of obvious malfunction” and they base this off the claim that the machine in question only has a payout of $6,500. The state Gaming Commission has weighed in as well stating “Malfunctions void all pays and plays.”
Source: The Grio