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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino claims a “malfunction” and voids entire slot jackpot


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino claims a “malfunction” and voids entire slot jackpot


The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, is owned by the Seminole Indian tribe. Indian casinos are not known for the tightness of their regulatory procedures, and are not governed by US state regulations.


A Florida resident recently found himself victim of this traditional tribal laxity after a decision to not pay him any part of a slot jackpot, in spite of apparently hitting the winning combination.



$166 million win was slot malfunction

A Daytona Beach man thought he hit the jackpot. He thought he won $166 million on a slot machine at the very popular Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near I-4 in Tampa.

However, as soon as the crowds departed, the celebration ended. The casino told him that he didn't win a thing. The casino claims the slot machine malfunctioned.

(more)



Although the $160,000,000 sum was clearly wrong if the machine's maximum payout was in fact $99,000, why was he not paid that $99,000? He presumably hit the winning combination in order to trigger the jackpot.


It seems a convenient way of avoiding any large payouts: set the jackpot winning sum to an amount in excess of the game's posted maximum payout; then, when the jackpot is hit, invoke the "malfunction voids all wins" clause and claw back the entire win.


Maybe the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is not somewhere you want to risk playing for slot jackpots - you might find yourself on the receiving end of another such "malfunction".


On a related note, the Seminole Indians appear to be butting heads with the local legislature over issues of permits for gambling machines - see the Seminole gaming talks at impasse article, from the same publication.


The gambling industry continues to impress.



6 Previous Comments


They are scum bags and have stolen from me as well. If you gamble at any Seminole Tribe owned casinos, you are setting youself up for robbery, dissapointment and an empty bank account. they are thieves, liars and should be banned from the gaming world. 100%.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:17 pm  


What happened?

By Blogger 100% Gambler, at 10:31 pm  


ITS THE CASINO PROBLEM , AND IT IT WRONG TO RE ENTER AGAIN TO THIS PLACE .

ALL FLORIDA RESIDENCE SHOULD BAN THIS CASINO AT ONCE .

IN THE FAST MEDIA ERA , THOSE PLACES SHOLD BE PUT TO SLEEP FAST ,

WHATS UNCLEAR - DONT GO - INDIAN BULSHIT , FAR EAST PLACES , ARAB COUNTRIES , ETC ETC

JUST DONT DO IT

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:04 am  


I'd still like details of what the actual problem is.

By Blogger 100% Gambler, at 1:28 pm  


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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:28 pm  


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By Blogger 100% Gambler, at 11:47 pm  


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