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Ibeatyouraces
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November 3rd, 2016 at 8:41:08 PM permalink
They did say she win $2.25 on the actual spin. So to get that AND a steak dinner is above expectation.
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billryan
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November 3rd, 2016 at 10:54:47 PM permalink
But she is unemployed. Someone start a GoFundMe for the poor dear.
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darkoz
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November 4th, 2016 at 1:40:46 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

But she is unemployed. Someone start a GoFundMe for the poor dear.



Unemployed does not necessarily mean without funds. She Could b getting unemployment or child support.
darkoz
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November 4th, 2016 at 1:46:10 AM permalink
I will say if her attorneys argument is the machine takes ur money wen u lose u should recieve money wen u win as he is quoted in the article this woman will not win even a steak dinner. Perhaps only a legal bill
GWAE
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November 4th, 2016 at 5:45:18 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Unemployed does not necessarily mean without funds. She Could b getting unemployment or child support.



or have 19 million in the bank and chooses to not work. I love how people just jump to conclusions.
darkoz
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November 4th, 2016 at 6:25:06 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

or have 19 million in the bank and chooses to not work. I love how people just jump to conclusions.



Exactly. Although no one who patronizes resorts world casino has millions lol
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November 4th, 2016 at 6:34:21 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I disagree with Mike on this particular lady's case. I don't think she will get a big settlement. I think they will end up settling on the top prize of the machine which I think was around $6500.



Another poster said that was all she was asking for, in which case I agree she will get that. I think she would get a lot more if her attorneys were more aggressive.
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Greasyjohn
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November 4th, 2016 at 6:51:55 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

or have 19 million in the bank and chooses to not work. I love how people just jump to conclusions.



If people are rich and do not have to work they are never referred to as "unemployed."
Greasyjohn
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November 4th, 2016 at 6:52:13 AM permalink
Regarding system glitches let me recount this little story: I had just come back from a vacation to Vegas and had $7000 in cash. I went to Chase bank to deposit the funds. There was a fairly long line so I decided to use the ATM machine. I put in the $7000 and the machine spit it back out to me with a message that said only 40 bills at a time could be deposited. I canceled the deposit and went through the procedure to get a new deposit started and ran into a couple of touchscreen problems. Then I separated the money into two approximately even stacks and submitted the two stacks into the machine. But when I got my receipt it stated that I had only made a $3500 deposit. I went to the bank manager and explained to him what happened and he started the procedure for an audit. I had to wait about four or five days, as I recall, until the issue was resolved. I made at least one call during the waiting period, and to be honest I was a little nervous about the outcome. (It wouldn't take much imagination for a scam artist to say that he made a $7000 deposit when he only deposited $3500.) But they found all my money. As I recall, the bank mentioned that when they check the ATM machine for funds in circumstances like this there are two employees present. Perhaps there are other safeguards like internal receipts and computer entries that verify accuracy.
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MrV
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November 4th, 2016 at 7:39:42 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Another poster said that was all she was asking for, in which case I agree she will get that. I think she would get a lot more if her attorneys were more aggressive.



Under what legal theory?

Clearly there is no contractual breach: the machine clearly stated that a malfunction voids all pays, and the stated pay table shows the highest possible payout: 6500.

Nor is there a tort claim; inter alia I see no damages to her caused by the malfunction.

This is unlike the situation in, let's say, a 737 where the flight computer malfunctions, shows false readings, the pilot reasonably relies upon it and then crashes because of it.
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