Katrina Bookman, a gambler from New York has filed a lawsuit on Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York; over a slot machine glitch that she says has turned her life upside down.
The incident so occurred in August 2016 when Bookman went to Resorts World Casino and played “Sphinx Slot Machine” and hit a jackpot worth $43 million which would have been the biggest jackpot hit on slots in the history of USA. To what Bookman thought made her a millionaire, the casino worker to Bookman’s dismay told her it was nothing more than a glitch.
The maximum payout of the machine is $6500, but all Katrina was offered a steak dinner and $2.25 refund from her spin. Bookman declined to take either and left the casino.
Bookman claims this incident left her traumatised and emotionally troubled. Bookman reportedly raised four kids as a single mother and was once homeless.
Resorts World spokesman, Dan Bank said there was a malfunctioning with the machine that lead to the faulty display of winnings and claimed the New York Gaming Commission confirmed it.
Bookman’s attorney Alan Ripka plans to seek at least $43 million in damages