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Old 10-25-2007, 08:08 AM
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What side of the fence do you guys sit on this:

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3772215&page=1
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:21 AM
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I have been ripped off by a indian tribe in Texas there is nothing that can be done even in a court of law THE SLOT MACHINE WINNER IS SCREWED!!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:39 AM
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There's no rip of at all. The max payout was advertised as $2,500, so there's no grey area. Max means max. BTW, what kind of degenerate loser plays nickel slots anyway???

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:53 AM
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They ripped him off.

Don't play at these Indian casinos, ever. You just encourage this type of behavior by them by continuing to go there.

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Old 10-25-2007, 09:00 AM
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Another nickel slots player heard from. What part of $2,500 max payout do you ppl miss? LOL!!!

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Old 10-25-2007, 09:20 AM
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$385.00 was all he got? The should have given him the $2500.00 max listed payout. Plus, the comp privileges.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:46 AM
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CMP - 10/25/2007 8:39 AM

There's no rip of at all. The max payout was advertised as $2,500, so there's no grey area. Max means max. BTW, what kind of degenerate loser plays nickel slots anyway???

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Old 10-25-2007, 10:48 AM
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CMP - 10/25/2007 8:39 AM

There's no rip of at all. The max payout was advertised as $2,500, so there's no grey area. Max means max. BTW, what kind of degenerate loser plays nickel slots anyway???

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some guy in SD won $2.98 million on a nickel machine last week...
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:50 AM
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Kamper - 10/25/2007 9:20 AM

$385.00 was all he got? The should have given him the $2500.00 max listed payout. Plus, the comp privileges.
The article I read said they tried to give him the max pay out of $2500....he wouldn't take it. Like I read in the article, if you have $100 in the bank, but a computer malfunction says you have $1 Million for a couple of hours, you don't get to keep the million.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:58 AM
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If you do not want to pay out, then do not open a casino.

The guy should get his jackpot. Let the casino fight with the company that made the machine about the error, and recover the difference from that company.

The player did nothing wrong. He was just feeding money to the machine. He did not cheat, he was not dishonest. He should be paid. The casino needs to go after whoever sold them the machines about the "error".
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:01 PM
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CMP - 10/25/2007 8:39 AM

BTW, what kind of degenerate loser plays nickel slots anyway???

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This kind..."As for Hoffman, Sandia officials say he has visited
the casino more than 70 times in the first six months of 2007,
a claim Hoffman did not dispute. "

He needs to get a life.

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Old 10-25-2007, 12:22 PM
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Laws are not applicable on Indian grounds. Go visit there, light up a big fat joint and tell the police that it's OK, you are only smoking a peace pipe. One can argue that the maximum payout is listed as $2500 but there is also a valid argument that the same machine also stated he won $1.6 million. The burden is on the establishment, NOT the visitor. This also brings in to serious question if the machine was rigged. It malfunctioned and he won? This appears to be extremely suspicious in nature to me. The argument MUST go both ways. Imagine trying to make the claim that the reason you lost is because the machine malfunctioned? This guy should be awarded his win and compensated for all the BS he incurs including attorney fees. I will never visit such a place. I attended high school down the same street from Resorts International in Atlantic City. Gambling is truly for losers. Linger they may, die they must.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:31 PM
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First of all screw the Indian casinos. It pisses me off that they have no tax responsibilities, fed, state or local. More reparation BS.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:42 PM
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I thought about suing the luxor for $50,000 for a few bad decks of cards. IMO, I think that if the machine says you won the money, then it should be paid. This has no reference to an ATM from a bank. If I were him, I'd start an aggressive smear campaign then the Chiefs will eventually pay him more money, maybe not all of it, but more than 2500. I have no sympathy for the tribal casinos, you only go there if you want to lose big or win little. I've seen 5 jacks on one of the cherokee N.C. electronic blackjack tables. I'm a recovered gambler and think that the nickel slots is the best game in a casino. Takes you longer to lose your money, therefore more time to learn your lesson.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:35 PM
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... BTW, what kind of degenerate loser plays nickel slots anyway???



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Old 10-27-2007, 04:02 AM
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We have two of the worlds largest Indian casinos in the world here in CT (Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun). The state gets a very small fraction of the profits and the "Indians" (I've yet to see a real "Indian" in the place) walk away with hundreds of Millions.

All we get are crowded roads and a burden on our infrastructure.
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:22 AM
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I read where one asked if the slots are rigged...In a sense they are...they have to "be set" to pay a certain percentage out...they adjust this up and down at will electronically...(I know an ex-slot tech)...you never know...this isn't just the Indians, the same slots are used in Vegas.....You think it is luck when you put your hard earned dollars into those (literally) "one armed bandits" and win a couple of coins....I suppose luck does play a small role in your winning but it sure as he!! doesn't in your losing. We have a freakin state full of Indian casinos and they all suk!!!!!! They need to pay this guy.....It isn't his fault their machine is uked up!!!!

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Old 10-27-2007, 05:10 AM
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the underlying question to ask is why the hell would anyone gamble? you will not win in the long run. If it was a winning proposition you would not have casinos open very long.

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Old 10-27-2007, 05:24 AM
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redneck joe - 10/27/2007 8:10 AM
... (why gamble?) you will not win in the long run. ...
That's because not everyone understands the unique pleasureof throwing money into "a hole in the water."
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:27 AM
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This is simply a machine malfunction - he did not and could not hit a payout over $2500. It is exactly like a ATM stating that you have a million bucks in your account and idiots have sued banks because it was not really there.
This jackass knows that he did not hit a jackpot combination of that amount and will tie up the courts trying to steal money that he knows is not his.
Well, screw the indians to, but you won't find my butt in any of their casinos.
They will not be liable for any payment
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