Woman Says Casino Won’t Pay Her $2M Slot Machine Winnings

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A New Jersey woman who asserts she won over $2 million playing a slot machine in Atlantic City last February may not receive her payout.

Toney Beal, 72, believes she won while playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Bally’s Casino. However, as she went to claim her prize, the New York Post reported Saturday, the casino refused to pay, citing a technical glitch that allegedly voided the win.

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Despite the excitement of the win, the casino pointed to the supposed technical issue, declaring that the win didn’t count. Beal told the Post, “What’s the use in playing then?”

Beal recounted that on the day of the incident, she had already lost $1,000 on other slot machines. Deciding to try her luck on the Wheel of Fortune machine, she spun several times and believed she hit the jackpot.

During an interview with ABC 6, Beal explained she had been hoping to win $1,000, praying, “Please God let me win.”

After her winning spin, she claimed to have heard “You’ve won” followed by the appearance of gold coins and a blue light. However, upon pressing the call button for assistance, she saw a tilt message indicating an error in her session.

Eventually, a casino staff member allegedly informed her that she was not a winner and requested her to leave the premises.

According to the Post, Beal’s attorney, Mike Di Croce, is preparing to file a legal complaint against Bally’s and its gaming company, International Game Technology (IGT), seeking $2.56 million because she hit a $1.28 million jackpot with a multiplier. Additionally, he plans to file a $1 million emotional distress claim.

Beal stated that she wants the money to support people in her life, particularly her homeless son, for whom she intends to purchase a trailer.

In April, a software issue at Star Casino in Sydney, Australia, led to the casino mistakenly distributing over AU $3.2 million, as reported by Truth Voices.

Casino manager Nicholas Weeks testified that a defect in the casino’s “ticket in, cash out” (TICO) machines allowed patrons to insert two tickets and receive the combined cash amount while also returning one of the tickets, enabling its reuse for further payouts.

Another casino-related legal case occurred in 2019 when a jury awarded $3 million to a woman who tripped over a collapsed “wet floor” sign at a casino in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to Truth Voices.

Amy Furr
Amy Furr
Pre-Viral Reporter. Amy covers human interest, politics, crime, health, faith, history, wildlife, and service journalism. Previously, she was a tutor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX and a freelance writer for Townhall Media.

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