Slot Jackpot Winner Told His $166 million Pay Out A Mistake

Bill Seebeck was over the moon after hitting the jackpot on the Bally Ultimate Party Spin slot machine  at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Florida. Seebeck was so elated he hardly noticed the jackpot figure of $166,666,666.65 showing over the accompanying flashing lights and sound effects but casino staff were more than happy to set the jubilant punter straight on the matter.
According to casino officials, the slot machine had malfunctioned and the top payout for that particular machine was $99,000. To add to his disappointment, Seebeck was then told the $1.50 bet he had made could only produce a maximum of $2,500 payout but that he wasn’t even entitled to that either due to the machine ‘malfunctioning.
In order to relinquish any responsibilities the casino may have had, they then asked Seebeck to sign a waiver form acknowledging the machine was at fault and that he agreed to receive no money. The unfortunate punter, who had been screaming in joy moments earlier when he first thought he had won, justifiably refused to sign the form and then went off in search of a lawyer.
The casino then decided to change its tact and have now offered him an undisclosed figure by way of compensation. A casino spokesman said: “The Seminole Hard Rock Casino has made an offer to William Seebeck, and he has accepted…Determination of a malfunction was made by representatives of the machine’s manufacturer and software provider….The casino has opted to settle this matter for an undisclosed amount as a good faith gesture, and we look forward to welcoming Mr. Seebeck on future visits.”
Despite having no responsibility to pay out on malfunctioning slot machines, a similar event  resulted in a punter at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Hollywood keeping the $259,000 fake payout after the casino experienced a media backlash which followed the occurrence.
Lets hope the amount Bill Seebeck received from the casino was suitable compensation for such a huge disappointment.

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