New York Woman Sues Casino For 43 Million Dollars
Back in November, Katrina Bookman was playing her favorite slot machine at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York when she thought she hit a 43 million dollar jackpot. Her actual prize: a steak dinner and $2.25 as casino officials claimed the slot machine was malfunctioning at the time it doled out the massive payout. She declined the offer and now is suing the casino for 43 million dollars. What do you feel is fair compensation for the casino mishap?
Bookman's attorney, Alan Ripka, claims the casino is responsible for the payout and filed a lawsuit on June 14th citing "You can't claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mean it wasn't inspected? Does it mean it wasn't maintained?," Ripka told CNNMoney. "And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?"
The New York State Gaming Commission stands by Resorts World Casino claiming that the machine displayed a disclaimer stating, "Malfunctions void all pays and plays."