Gambling not a game of chance
Slot machines are for mugs. Programmed to deliver a profit to casino operators, slot machines are not a game of chance but are rather a certain profit generator for their owners. And should fate intervene with a machine delivering an unexpected windfall, a casino operator can simply cry "malfunction" and refuse to deliver the promised payout:
Lady Luck played a cruel trick on a gambler in Colorado when a slot machine had her thinking she'd won $US42 million.
"People were coming up to me and saying I won $42 million," Louise Chavez told KDRV FOX31.
"Lights were flashing, it sounded like a fire truck, the screen said 'see attendant'."
But the staff at the Fortune Valley Casino said the machine malfunctioned and Ms Chavez wasn't a winner at all.
A malfunction should be a chance event requiring pay out and not an excuse for refusing to cough up the promised winnings. Stay the Hell away from casinos and slot machines.