Woman Refuses $20,000 Jackpot. A $20,000 jackpot was offered on a nickel slot machine at Harrah’s Atlantic City in Jersey, but 77-year-old Angela Domino has refused it, saying it should have be $86,000 instead. She has filed a lawsuit against the casino and International Gaming Technology of Reno Nevada, the slot machine manufacturer. She claims that the slot machine read more than $86,000 but then reset itself to $20,000.
The casino will not offer more than $20,000. It specified that the machine is networked with several other nickel slot machines in Atlantic City, and that the jackpot had been reset after someone else won the $86,000 a few minutes earlier.
Domino is seeking $86,000 along with attorneys fees and unspecified punitive damages.
Power Outage at Motor City. Motor City Casino in Detroit was forced to close overnight yesterday due to a power outage that happened around 11:00 PM. Although emergency generators lit the casino enough for people to see what was going on, there was not enough power to run slot machines.
People were disallowed from cashing out and were given printouts indicating balances instead. Some said they had to wait hours to get vouchers for their winnings.
Power was restored by generators around 3:00 AM, but the doors did not reopen for gamblers until 8:30 AM this morning. It is not known what caused the power outage, but it appears to have been due to an internal problem.
New £25 million Casino for Glasgow. Glasgow has gained a new £25 million casino on the Springfield Quay called Alea Glasgow. Employing over 150 people and featuring a main gaming floor, gaming machines, three bars, and restaurant, and a live music room, it is the largest casino in Scotland at 60,000 square feet. It got its name from the Latin phrase lacta alea est, which means ‘the die is cast’.
The new Casino is owned by London Clubs International, whose US parent company owns Caesars Place in Las Vegas. “I’m confident that Alea Glasgow is going to be a huge boost for the city,” director Paul Rety said. It will offer “Glaswegians an entirely new entertainment experience.”
Nothing was held back when it came to making the new entertainment complex beautiful and luxurious, but a spokesman for Alea stated that the casino would welcome everyone, including middle and working-class people. “As far as we’re concerned, the days of casinos being the domain of men in tuxedos are over,” said the sales and marketing manager. “As long as you’re smart and tidy you will be more than welcome.”
There is mixed opinions amongst people as to whether or not the new casino is beneficial to Glasgow. In favor of it, a Glasgow City Council spokesman said, “the casino has brought hundreds of jobs – through its construction and now on opening … [it] is the latest sign of the ongoing regeneration of the Clyde and the City.” The director of the Poverty Alliance, Peter Kelly, had words of caution, however. “We’re not complaining about 150 jobs,” he said. “But we need to ask what kind of jobs they are, are the wages decent, and is there potential career for development – are they the type of jobs that Glasgow wants to attract?”
EPT to Visit Poland. The Polish Open 2008 will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Warsaw from March 11 to 15. This five-day European Poker Tour event will be a No-Limit Holdem tournament with a buy-in of 21,000 zlotys, equivalent to around 8,600 USD. The field will be capped at 400 players.