billryan
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February 6th, 2022 at 11:17:20 AM permalink
A Strange story in the local Arizona paper.
An Arizona man got a letter from the Nevada Gambling Commission informing him he had won a $225,000 jackpot and would he please claim it.
Evidently, a malfunction prevented his machine from recognizing a jackpot and the hand went unpaid. Nobody noticed it for a few days and the casino at first said they couldn't id the patron. According to the article, the Gambling Commission had the unnamed casino go thru hours of tapes and they were able to follow him to a rideshare area where they were able to get the plates of the car he got into, and with the services cooperation were able to track the mans credit card.
Is this getting any play in Vegas?
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
JohnnyQ
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UP84
February 6th, 2022 at 1:40:48 PM permalink
Cool story !

Press Release:

https://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18419

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billryan
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February 6th, 2022 at 2:58:18 PM permalink
They need to publicize the hell out of this and then send similar letters to a few dozen wanted felons.
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McSweeney
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February 6th, 2022 at 5:40:52 PM permalink
^ They did a scheme like that once:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiLX4bkKguA
ThatDonGuy
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February 6th, 2022 at 5:54:38 PM permalink
Quote: McSweeney

^ They did a scheme like that once:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiLX4bkKguA
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"Once"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsNBA2XwXU
smoothgrh
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February 6th, 2022 at 9:53:09 PM permalink
I loved this story. It means that the slot machine/video poker boilerplate "Malfunction voids all pays and plays" is not always true! In a good way!
rsactuary
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February 7th, 2022 at 7:57:00 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

I loved this story. It means that the slot machine/video poker boilerplate "Malfunction voids all pays and plays" is not always true! In a good way!
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No it's still true. The malfunction was not with the slot machine itself (which would void the pay), but in the communications system behind the slot machine.

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