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Ethical Dilemma: Would You Have Kept the Casino's Money?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by angelize56, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    If you were ever "lucky" enough to take advantage of a situation like this...would you keep the money...keep on getting more money....turn the money in....inform the casino....tell your friends so they could reap the rewards too? ;) I wonder if the casino will try to identify those who kept the money via their security camera...or just take the loss! :eek:

    Fri, Aug. 04, 2006

    Slot machine multiplies deposit by 10

    Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Ind. - Gamblers raked in nearly half a million dollars over two days on a slot machine that multiplied by 10 the amount of money that players put in, a newspaper reported.

    Caesars Indiana lost $487,000 before a player notified officials of the problem with the machine, The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported Friday.

    "There was even a young woman who jumped in while I was sitting there. She ... reached across me, popped a hundred in, popped out a thousand and then she took off," Ford said.

    Ford and her husband reported the problem to a security officer and casino officials determined the machine had a switch set for use in the Philippines instead of the U.S. instructing it to multiply credits by 10.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/weird_news/15198057.htm
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    I would keep it, no question. Slots are rigged to pay out X amount. If somebody screwed up rigging the machine, or if it is a glitch................too bad. :p

    Think of the millions casinos take from gambling addicts. I feel zilch for them in this case. Good for the winners. (y)
     
  3. Guyzer

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    Nope.;)
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Casinos are a business. How can they hold a customer responsible for their mistake? Too bad too sad, this time they got took. :D

    I might give the money back if a couple of goons were to show up and threaten to break my legs. In a court of law, screw them. I already won. :D
     
  5. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    What if an ATM machine spewed forth hundreds of extra dollars Scott? ;)
     
  6. Skivvywaver

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    I'd give it back. They would catch me if I didn't. :D That is a whole different subject though. My bank makes a living off of using other folks money and letting folks know their losses (interest) before they ever sign any papers for a loan. ;)

    Casinos make their living off of the few that do not know how to quit. If I lost $50 I am outta there. Done. :eek:

    There are people that have lost everything to the gambling bug. IMO, the casinos are no better than drug dealers if they allow "problem gamblers" to lose their arse.

    Bar tenders are responsible for allowing someone to get wasted and drive, but casinos are not liable for starving someones family to death?

    Gambling is a pet peeve of mine. I rarely do it ($5 on a Steeler game is my limit or $5 in a slot when I am back home) I usually win but I have friends that are addicted. Gambling is legal in West Virginia and I know people that are hopelessly hooked.

    The people that are hooked are the ones that just can't afford another loss and will sell their granny's wedding ring for one more chance.

    A gambling addict and a drug addict to me are one and the same. They are out of control. :(
     
  7. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    I'm glad you noted the difference! ;) I agree about the casinos and gamblers! :eek:
     
  8. iltos

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    agreed on both counts (y), tho i take a typically skewed iltosian view 'about the gambling

    to the consumer, gambling is...well...gambling :p ....win some lose some....my 10x windfall is the result of my willingness to gamble.....to the biz owner, it isn't gambling at all (or they wouldn't be doin it).....the responsbility is theirs, not mine.

    having said that, the casino has every right to track me down and break my knees :eek:

    :D
     
  9. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    What would you do Candy? ;)
     
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    This is the winning argument here. For example, in England, a major catalogue/retail store had a problem with an item on their online store. A TV was meant to be like $100 but ended up being $10 list price on the web. When they found out the error (im sure the item being suddenly an expenisve item became a hot item would spark some interest :D) They stopped the item and refused to honor the orders that came in. They were sued and had to honor some of the orders up to a certain date.

    Thier fault, thier responsible to honor the winnings.
     
  11. trekguy

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    It's a slot machine in a casino, not an ATM at a bank. You put money in, with a chance to win more, that's how it's supposed to work. It's not the casino customer's fault that the machine isn't calibrated correctly... whatever "correctly" is?? How many of those machines are set to never pay out??? They can set them to whatever payout they want. I would have sat there until they pulled the plug.
     
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