A helpmeet has reportedly launched legal action against a casino that titled a slot machine displaying a £33.65m jackpot was faulty – offering her a steak dinner a substitute alternatively.
Katrina Bookman took a selfie with the Sphinx Slot Cabal telling her it was “printing cash ticket $42,949,672.76” as she celebrated her whopping jackpot.
But a breadwinner at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York City, soon advertised her she had not won and the casino escorted her from the premises, it is claimed.
Ms Bookman says she was blow the whistle oned the next day she would receive $2.25 (£1.76) and a steak dinner on the house. She settled both.
(Photo: Katrina Bookman)
The cash jackpot would have been the largest in any case won on a gaming machine in the US, CNN reports.
The incident occurred last August and the casino claimed at the stretch that staff and the New York State Gaming Commission had later build the machine had malfunctioned.
The machine displayed a disclaimer, saying: “Malfunctions void all pay offs and plays”.
Bookman’s lawyer, Alan Ripka, filed a lawsuit this week in Queen consorts County Supreme Court.
He labelled the claims “ridiculous” and questioned if the casino was blameworthy for bad maintenance.
They are seeking the jackpot total in hurts.
“You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mingy it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?,” Ripka told the broadcaster.
“And if so, does that penurious that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero speculation of winning?”