cynthben
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March 23rd, 2014 at 8:50:35 AM permalink
My friend and I were playing at a slot machine and she put the money in and I pushed the button. Legally, who wins?
treetopbuddy
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March 23rd, 2014 at 8:55:01 AM permalink
how much money are we talking about here?
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Wizard
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March 23rd, 2014 at 9:46:44 AM permalink
Quote: cynthben

My friend and I were playing at a slot machine and she put the money in and I pushed the button. Legally, who wins?



You would. The casino will pay whoever is touching the buttons.
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sabre
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March 23rd, 2014 at 10:36:53 AM permalink
What happens if some nutjob walking by hits the spin button on my machine while I'm playing it? He's obviously not getting the payout.
Neutrino
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March 30th, 2014 at 12:43:37 AM permalink
Quote: sabre

What happens if some nutjob walking by hits the spin button on my machine while I'm playing it? He's obviously not getting the payout.



He gets a biggest douche in the universe award
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March 30th, 2014 at 7:50:00 AM permalink
Quote: sabre

What happens if some nutjob walking by hits the spin button on my machine while I'm playing it? He's obviously not getting the payout.



If he is trying to play without your permission then what he is doing is stealing. It's no different then if you were at the blackjack table and someone took one of your greens to put into a betting circle. The casino would pay you the prize.
mickeycrimm
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March 30th, 2014 at 8:03:21 AM permalink
Quote: cynthben

My friend and I were playing at a slot machine and she put the money in and I pushed the button. Legally, who wins?



There has been a story going around for years about a father and his son at Binion's Horseshoe. I don't know if it's just urban legend or whatever. It's the faather's money but the kid is sitting in his father's lap and hitting the button. He hit a big jackpot. Who won? The father or the son? Nobody won. They wouldn't award the jackpot because the kid was a minor. I have no way of validating whether this story is true or not.
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FatGeezus
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March 30th, 2014 at 8:12:17 AM permalink
Two guys go to AC. One of them is playing the progressive slots and down to his last quarter. He needs two more quarter to play max coins. His friend puts in the two quarters and they hit the jackpot.

Who won the jackpot?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120838/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_90
Venthus
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March 30th, 2014 at 8:44:14 AM permalink
This happened recently at Casino Pauma-- one woman was playing, she got up to go to the bathroom, her friend took over. She hit a handpay, but due to some technicality, they refused to pay. I'll look for details later.

Edit: Aha, here we are: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2010/jul/18/casino-bans-sisters-in-law-for-life-after-they/

Filtered for relevancy...

"Laura Waters went to get some franks for the two of them. Her card was in a Super 8 Race slot machine, and Jill Waters took her sister-in-laws place in front of it. ... Jackpot. $2,000. ... Fifteen minutes went by before a security agent approached the women and asked who pushed the winning jackpot button, the sisters-in-law remembered. ... A Friday visit to the casino led to a short interview with security supervisor Jacob, who declined to give his last name. He said the rules are straightforward: Whoever pushes the button is the jackpot winner. If someone else tries to claim the winnings, its considered tax evasion and money laundering under Title 31 of the United States Code."
darkoz
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March 30th, 2014 at 9:11:59 AM permalink
At my local casino they use the person who pushed the button as the winner for tax purposes but both people are considered in a financial partnership.

It works the same if there is machine damage.

I have a friend (and no its not me as everyone keeps accusing me of) who was playing E-roulette with someone else. They both put money into the machine and after a few spins my friend left to go to the bathroom. While he was away, the other guy got pissed and slammed his fist through the glass of the machine.

My friend argued that he had nothing to do with that, he wasn't even around when it happened but they told him they had them both on camera inserting money into the machine so it was a financial partnership and both men were responsible for paying the damages.

They personally didn't care who or how. Both men were banned until the machine was paid for.
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