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Gambling Computer Error in Your Favor- What would you do?

Poll Results: What would you do if you discovered the slot or video poker machine that you were playing inadvertently allowed you to increase your bet AFTER you won? (i.e. you could turn a $10 payout into a $100 payout by increasing your bet AFTER you received a winning hand/combination)

 
  • 60% (6)
    Play the machine as much as I could and look to see if other similar machines had the same programming error.
  • 0% (0)
    Play the machine until I had won back whatever money I had already lost on that machine
  • 10% (1)
    Play the machine until I had won back whatever money I had already lost that day/week/year
  • 0% (0)
    Play the machine until I had won back whatever money I had already lost in that casino
  • 0% (0)
    Stop playing the machine and/or continue to play it, but never increase my bet after a win
  • 10% (1)
    Stop play the machine and report the programming error to a casino employee
  • 20% (2)
    Something else
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

This is likely being discussed on some of the gambling forums, but I am wondering what the general public would do if they stumbled upon a slot or video machine that had an inadvertent computer programming error that allowed them to consistently win on the machine.

 

This is based on http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/game-king/all/

 

So what would you do?  To clarify the first 4 answers above, I mean play the machine AND take advantage of increasing your bet after a win.

 

Do you think someone who opts for 1, 2, 3 or 4 should be criminally prosecuted? 

post #2 of 4

It's not the players responsibility to program the friggin machine.

 

I wouldn't even play one of those machines in the first place.  I know the odds and think the people who make a living off the poor suckers who do play those machines deserve whatever losses they get.  I wouldn't want to prosecute those who answered 1-4 above; they just got even luckier than the management had ever planned.

post #3 of 4

I knew a guy that supposedly won a huge jackpot at a casino because the video poker machine malfunctioned and gave him a hand that wasn't possible based on the remaining cards in the deck.. like five aces somewhere or something like that.  The casino refused to pay the pot.  I wasn't there but definitely recall hearing the story..

post #4 of 4

You know the casino will refuse the payout so you better think really quick about how to 'play on' after they throw you out.

 

 

5 years ago some puters mysteriously paid bills in 1 cent instalments over 3 days 24 hours a day and earned 1000 frequent flyer points per cent. The smart ones were paid out by a very unhappy credit card company after a battle waged over 9-12 months. The unsmart ones weren't paid a dime. Same 'game' except the smart ones knew how keep playing the game. 5 years later, most are still flying all over the world first class for free,

 

In one instance, they relied on 'terms and conditions' to change the rules, except they couldn't invoke the 'we can change the rules' term unless they had prior approval from a casino authority, which they didn't have.

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