Indiana Woman Denied $28m Slots Jackpot At Blue Chip Casino

Indiana Woman Denied $28m Slots Payout At Blue Chip CasinoAn Indiana woman who thought she had won a multimillionaire slots jackpot says she is now a nervous wreck after having been told it was only a computer glitch.
On January 11th, Jennifer Carmin was at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City when she put her player’s loyalty card into the penny slot machine China Shores. After pressing the “Slot Dollars” icon to show her account details, the grand sum of $28,850,925 was displayed on screen for all to see, and as the 39-year-old then explains:
“I thought I had just won a casino promotion jackpot, but nobody there knew what was going on. I was nervous, hyperventilating and couldn’t believe my luck..They instead offered me two free steak dinners and I was like, no thank you.”
Returning back home in a state of shock, Jennifer Carmin said she decided to contact an attorney and later, after the word got out about the shocking incident, she said she was inundated by calls, texts and emails from well-wishes and sympathizers, as well as various media outlets wanting to ask her about her regrettable night out at the Blue Chip Casino.
Explaining their side of the story, however, David Strow, director of corporate communications for Boyd Gaming Corp, said: “I’ll tell you what really happened. There was no wager made and there was nothing that would indicate that a jackpot had just been won. The CURRENT BALANCE of $28,850,925.83 display is not related to a machine payout or jackpot. This balance displays promotional slot credits that can be downloaded and wagered, but not redeemed for cash.”
The casino has since expressed its regret for any confusion caused. Meanwhile, the Indiana Gaming Commission has said it was now investigating the incident and have assured Jennifer Carmin that if any laws or rules had been violated then the casino can expect to be penalized.
“If the patron finds this unsatisfactory, she can contact the casino directly or consult an attorney for her legal rights,” added Ernest Yelton, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Not surprisingly, Carmin was keen to emphasize that it was Blue Chip Casino that had made the mistake and that she believed she was entitled to some kind of settlement. When asked if she though she deserved to be paid the full $28 million, she then replied:
“They’re always taking my money and I don’t say: ‘Umm is that computer wrong or did you overcharge me?’ So I mean, yes, to answer your question.”

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