Woman Sues Casino for Giving Her a Steak Dinner Instead of a $43 Million Jackpot


A woman is suing a casino after a slot machine told her she won a $43 million jackpot, but the casino claimed it was an error and offered her a free steak dinner instead.

Katrina Bookman played the “Sphinx Slot Machine” at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York in August 2016 when the screen popped up saying that she won $42,949,672.76, the New York Daily News reported.

Bookman, excited thinking she won a great prize, took a selfie with the screen in the background.

When she went to collect her prize, however, a casino worker told her a different story.

The worker told her that she did not win the jackpot, but offered her a complimentary steak dinner and $2.25- the prize the casino claims she won.

Alan Ripka, a lawyer for Bookman, said she did not take the casino worker’s offer.

Instead, Bookman filed a lawsuit against the casino Wednesday in Queens County Supreme Court.

“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 told CNN Money. “And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?”

Ripka is seeking at least $43 million in damages, the amount Bookman claims she won, from the casino for causing his client “mental anguish” and setting her back financially as a result of not being able to collect her prize.

The complaint says the casino was “negligent” in failing to maintain the machine and names Genting New York LLC, Resorts World Casino’s parent company, as well as slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology as co-defendants.

Dan Bank, a Resorts World spokesman, apologized in August and said: “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.”

The New York State Gaming Commission released a statement in August claiming that a disclaimer stating “malfunctions void all pays and plays” was posted on the machine at the time.

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of Isle Casino Hotel in a similar court case in 2015 where the slot machine told a 90-year-old woman she won $41 million, the Chicago Tribune reported.

View the original article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/ye8sMFOWroU/

The court claimed that “the game’s rules capped jackpots at $10,000 and didn’t allow bonuses.”

In the same category are

**Live Updates** ‘Stranger Things’ Child Star Quits Agency After Agent Accused of Abusing Minor… Report: Weinstein Slacking Off in Sex Rehab, LAPD Opens Weinstein Rape Investigation All the latest news in the mushrooming Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal. Refresh for updates. UPDATES BELOW: All times Eastern…  Original li...
Fusion GPS Files Injunction to Quash Subpoena of Financial Records by Kristina Wong20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 Fusion GPS — the firm behind the Trump dossier — filed an injunction in a D.C. court on Frida...
Time Magazine: Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon Philip Elliott writes at Time Magazine:After nine months of setbacks, stumbles and outright failures, Senate Republicans made good on at least one b...
Mich. State Police Dir. Docked Pay for Sharing Breitbart Meme Calling NFL Kneelers ‘Anti-American Degenerates’ The director of the Michigan State Police shared a meme only to become one. Colonel Kriste Etue posted a popular Breitbart News Facebook page post on ...
Anti-Establishment Candidates Gear Up Across the Country As the 2018 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate takes shape, a bevy of populist-nationalist candidates are competing for the primary endorsement o...
Blue State Blues: George W. Bush’s Divisive Call for Unity Against Trump Former President George W. Bush emerged from retirement on Thursday to stage a broad attack on President Donald Trump and the movement that supports h...

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook


Need something to share, visit our sister site for the

‘News in the last 30 days”

in a clear concise package ….

 

If you are an artist or interested in art, visit our art website and read about todays artscene and browse some of our artist profiles

 

Comment on this story