slots sends gamblers soaring
The clanging change of the
casino slots left the Caesar’s Indian Casino in a major rut as
one of the slots began sending players loads of credits 10 times
the amount of money they inserted into the machine.
This one of a kind extra money slot machine paid out a crashing
$487,000 in just one weekend before a concerned gambler noticed
the quirk and brought it to the casinos attention.
The casino is now under investigation for not having followed
procedures concerning slots and gambling bylaws so as to avoid
The casino is in the process of tracking down the missing money.
Executive Director Ernest Yelton of the Indiana Gaming
Commission has brought to light the fact that the casino does
not have the slightest clue as to who walked away with winnings
with their slots of fun.
“I would suggest you consult an attorney,” Yelton said.
“We were going to have a race to see who could accumulate the
most at one time on the same machine,” Kathryn Ford, the exposer
of the machine said Thursday after engaged in a night of slots.
She later came to realize how much of an advantage over her
other slots counterparts.
“He put a twenty in, and I put a twenty in, and my credits
registered at 200 (dollars),” she said. In a perplexed moment of
thrill she tried a different $20 bill “and the same thing
Ford’s odd dreams cam true when slipping eight $20 bills into
the slots and suddenly found herself with vouchers worth $1,600
and then others began to notice.
“There was even a young woman who jumped in while I was sitting
there,” Ford said. “She … reached across me, popped a hundred
in, popped out a thousand and then she took off.” Too much of
the slots sensation.
What ended up happening is that this machine as opposed to other
slots was one of eight slots with new software that was
installed. These certain slots had a special switch for the
Philippines rather than the United States, which told the
machine to multiply credits by 10.
Ed Garruto, general manager of the casino said “our testing
procedures before putting the game in place were not completely
“To test a machine to make sure that if you put $10 in, you get
$10 in credit, and then when you push cash out, that you get
what you’re due,” Arnold said.
As a result of these faulty slots, the gaming commission will
now place this casino under investigation and review the case.
Casino management has been cooperative concerning the slots, but
is pliable to face sanctions even a fine. Flaws concerning slots
lie at the hands of the casino and the only immediate action
taken was suspending the technician.
The commission’s incident report said three technicians and one
supervisor were involved in the installation in testing the slot
The technician of the machine “has been suspended pending
investigation…others to follow,” the statement said.