Imagine thinking you just hit the jackpot on a casino slot machine? Only to be told, “Oops, our bad, the machine was broke,” by the casino? Well that’s what happened to Katrina Bookman at Resorts World Casino in New York.
According to Brookman, she thought she won $43,000,000 on a slot machine, but when she went to claim her prize, casino officials told her to come back a day later, because they had to investigate.
The casino told Brookman that the machine malfunctioned and the only thing she was entitled to was $2.25. Oh, and they offered her a free steak dinner for her troubles. “They win and the house doesn’t want to pay out. To me that’s unfair,” Alan Ripka, Bookman’s attorney said.
Ripka and Bookman believe she should win the maximum allowed on the Sphinx machine, which the casino said is $6,500.
“The machine takes your money when you lose. It ought to pay it when you win,” Ripka stated.
The gaming commission has no plans on paying out the max win of the machine, but now Bookman and her attorney plan to sue.