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    Default What would you do if this happened to you?

    Apparently, a Caesar's Indiana slot machine was accidentally giving players $10 credits for each $1 they inserted. At least two dozen people played the machine before a "Good Samaritan" notified casino management and the machine was taken out of play. Now local authorities are contemplating pressing charges against the others who played the machine and just walked away with the cash....Buzzy wouldn't have tattled to the casino -- that's for sure. What would you have done?

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    Default Here's what I would do...

    I would take out exactly as much as I had already "donated" to the casino, considered us even, then never come back.

    And if they came looking for the money, I'd politely tell them to "f" themselves.

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    I would have to consider if they would try to find me if it were the other way around and the machine was set in their favor. Would they work so hard to come looking for me to tell me ooops...hey, we owe you some money? Ha!

    Yep, I'm politely with McLane.

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    I'd take the money and run!




    Only problem is I would have still been there getting my free cash when they came to bust me!
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    Only problem is I would have still been there getting my free cash when they came to bust me!
    lol!

    the thing is ..... is who's to say you knew there was somthing wrong?

    I'm just a dumb ol' gambler. Thought I was on a lucky streak.

    but they'd have taken me along with M: I'd have probably hung around too long.
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    I'd plead ignorant as well and make out I thought it was a bonus promotion the casino was running!

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    I'd figure it's up to them to keep their machines ship-shape and play for a while. I'm curious as to whether or not the local authorities have a case against the players who took advantage of the fortunate machine. It's ok that they're programmed to take a percentage of patrons' money, but not when they goof and give it back?

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    I agree Fergie. It is up to them to make sure their machines work properly. Why should I be bothered with helping them take my money. I certainly wouldn't have said anything, but I do believe I would have left as soon as I had an ample amount. My question is, how in the world would they ever find you anyway? I certainly would never go back that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matted View Post
    I'd take the money and run!




    Only problem is I would have still been there getting my free cash when they came to bust me!

    lol, me too. I'd see how much I could run it up to before bringing attention to myself!

    or better yet.. before they noticed have a security guy help you carry your money to your car! now THAT would be funny. lol

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    So true Wager.

    and on top that... I'd be threatening to sue THEM if they gave me a hard time cashing out.
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    yea thats a hard one for me. normally if i bought something from the store and i was given too much change i will always let them know so they don't overpay. i would like to think i would do the same thing in the casino, but i think there is something different about 1. its a machine and 2. it has the advantage. i can't say for sure what i would so, although i do think i got an extra buck once from a machine in vegas and kept that
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    I probably would have stuck in $100....LOL

    Then I would play a while and cash out if I hit....

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    I donít know, a lot of people go to a casino in hope to win some money, but they donít know how everything works they just play and most of the time they lose ďjust ask my wifeĒ is up to the casino to make sure everything works fine. And if I was them Iíll keep my big mouth shot, if they can do a mistake to pay more out once, how may times did they do the other way around?

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    I was once in a similar situation. In 1981 I spent the summer in Vegas. One afternoon I was hanging out in a cafe on East Fremont. I was playing a nickel slot and I won a $10 jackpot. But the machine kept paying out until it was empty. The owner of the cafe brought me a big cup to put it all in and hid it behind the counter. Then he called the owner of the slot machine and said it was broken. The owner came out and fixed the machine and paid me another $10. I ended up with about $80.
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    Ha Good question...

    Whether it be a stroke of really great luck or a machine malfunction
    I think we would all probably keep our lips zipped and bag the cash...If we were truelly being honest with ourselves.

    I know I would!!!!
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    What shocks me about this story is someone actually notified the casino!!! Why would anyone do that??!! (I guess there's no question as to what I'd do. LOL)

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    Similar thing happened to me at MGM Detroit around Jan-Feb last year.

    I was upstairs playing a dollar five times pay slot. For every dollar coin I put in, it would register four credits. At first I thought it was too good to be true, giving me a glitchy, yet huge advantage.

    Naturally some major moral conflicts were spinning through my head. I thought about winning a jackpot only to have the security staff discover the glitch and then start asking me if I noticed anything amiss. The eye in the sky had probably recorded at least a portion of my play.

    While debating whether to stay or not, I played through a couple hundred dollars, doing max bet on each spin, but ultimately decided that I didn't want to deal with the enevitable hassle that would come up if I won a jackpot. I'm sure they do some kind of check to make sure the machine's working right. And then, there's the surveillance footage. Wasn't worth the risk - and headache.

    So I left the machine and also left it up to somebody else to alert the staff.
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    Here is another story reported this morning. In this case they lost 450,000 and the slot company that installed it paid it back.

    Vincent said the machine was installed on May 25, with a money-doubling feature apparently turned on accidentally. The feature allow patrons to get credit for double the amount of money they put in, with a maximum of a $100 credit for a $50 bill.
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    Numbers of people and groups of people LOL. Probably toasting to every dollar regained they ever lost and having a party.

    "There were people, numbers of people, groups of people that understood that that machine didn't have to get played and was capable of doubling your money and you could regain it and walk away with the cash," Silva said.

    When asked if that was illegal, Silva replied, "I don't know."
    Silva said a gambler alerted the casino about the faulty terminal.

    "A player, an honest player, identified the malfunction to security," Silva said.
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    This is not the same as finding a wallet and turning it in. This is a gambling machine, so why would I even consider telling anyone about it. Besides, how would I know it was broken anyway?
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