Gambler: casino says her $42M jackpot...

Gambler: casino says her $42M jackpot was an error

There are 71 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Mar 27, 2010, titled Gambler: casino says her $42M jackpot was an error. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

Louise Chavez thought she had won $42 million dollars. Turns out lady luck was just teasing her.

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gambler

Denver, CO

#1 Mar 27, 2010
casinos up in co are getting bad they are doin that alot dont let them get away with it
Former Gambler

Parker, CO

#2 Mar 27, 2010
There is no way she will ever recieve $42,000,000. They are bankrupt and could never pay this out. However, they do owe her a nice big payout. They should give her 10K for the tease.
debbi cooper

Denver, CO

#3 Mar 27, 2010
this sounds like a good one for Tom Martino to take on. good luck!
debby

United States

#4 Mar 27, 2010
Former Gambler wrote:
There is no way she will ever recieve $42,000,000. They are bankrupt and could never pay this out. However, they do owe her a nice big payout. They should give her 10K for the tease.
and she should see they never operate a business again or they pay her the full amount if they do have a business with profits until paid. sounds to me like she owns their useless asses.
jbillcase

Manzanola, CO

#5 Mar 27, 2010
The casinos will take your money but If you are a big winner then the machine is broke.
Just quit gambling YOU are going to lose no mater what!
Put your money into something that you will havelater.
Who do you think builds the Casinos and pays the lights? It's it not the winners ithe the Losers!!!!!!!!!!
all or nothing

Parker, CO

#6 Mar 27, 2010
FV had just declared bankruptcy 2 weeks before this story. Does that mean that the workers' were told to deflect all jackpots? I think this woman deserves to win what was shown on the machine, and I hope the Division of Gaming does it's job to uphold the rules.
it happens

Torrance, CA

#7 Mar 27, 2010
if there was even a 42 million progressive jackpot on the machine, that jackpot would be paid out by the manufacturer who owns the progressive network not the casino.
Poppie

Grand Junction, CO

#8 Mar 27, 2010
thieves and liars.... sue them.... whats malfunctioned is there machine in favor of the house.... screw them they owe her
Todd

Golden, CO

#9 Mar 27, 2010
Whoa - this sounds messed up.
La Prrimera

Denver, CO

#10 Mar 28, 2010
As a serious casino player i work hard for my money so that i can enjoy myself come the weekend.There has been times that i spend hundreds of dollars and come home broke.Mrs Chavez works just as hard as i do and goes to win.Error or no error she needs to get paid.
DingDingDingDing Ding

United States

#11 Mar 28, 2010
If the 42mil was an error then the 10k I lost last week was an error on the slot machines part and I should get my 10k back.
libh8er

Aurora, CO

#12 Mar 28, 2010
If I ever go back to Central City, I won't be dawning the door of Fortune Valley. They will discover that this bad advertising will do them more harm than paying out the winnings.
Honest American

Denver, CO

#13 Mar 28, 2010
Go Get-em !! They play dirty ! How do you think they pay there bills !! Pay the Lady !!
Honest American

Denver, CO

#14 Mar 28, 2010
DingDingDingDingDing wrote:
If the 42mil was an error then the 10k I lost last week was an error on the slot machines part and I should get my 10k back.
If you lost 10k Your not that bright then ! Someone would have stoped after 2-3k
Think you need help if you just threw away 10k !! In this day and age ! 10k just as well be 10 million ! Are you sure your not talking about $10. kinda easy to mix up $,K !
If you have some more money to piss away ! You and I need to Play cards ! I will help you get rid of some more money ! & I am not that good ! But I have never lost over $2500 ! And that made me sick ! So I guess I am Better then you A Gambleing !
CJC

United States

#15 Mar 28, 2010
Let's take the knee-jerk emotional reaction out of this, and look at the facts.
Ms. Chavez was playing a penny machine. There is not a penny machine in CO with a $42 million jackpot. There isn't even a $25 machine in CO with anywhere near that kind of jackpot.
It was clearly a malfunction. Out of sheer good-will, and not obligation, the casino should pay her the maximum amount she could have won based on the amount of her bet.
Casinos are HIGHLY regulated and scrutinized by the state. There is absolutely no reason for a casino to deny a legitimate jackpot. They will make their profit in the long run anyway. Every casino would be out of business in short order if they never paid out anything. No one would return.
Try going to an ATM and keeping "money you are due" when it malfunctions. The law requires you return it.
DingDingDingDing Ding

United States

#16 Mar 28, 2010
Honest American wrote:
<quoted text>If you lost 10k Your not that bright then ! Someone would have stoped after 2-3k
Think you need help if you just threw away 10k !! In this day and age ! 10k just as well be 10 million ! Are you sure your not talking about $10. kinda easy to mix up $,K !
If you have some more money to **** away ! You and I need to Play cards ! I will help you get rid of some more money ! & I am not that good ! But I have never lost over $2500 ! And that made me sick ! So I guess I am Better then you A Gambleing !
Thanks for being honest.
2500 to you may be a months salary.
2500 to me is a days salary.
So who's smarter someone like you who blew a whole months salary or someone like me who only gambled a days salary? I see why you got sick.

But you missed the point of the post. It doesnt matter how much or how little you lost, if the slot is malfunctioning then maybe you didnt really lose.
Gaming Indust

Brighton, CO

#17 Mar 28, 2010
Ms. Chavez will not get paid!! Get real she was probley paying ......25 .50 cent a penny machine get real... you won @ the most is $420.oo she's is a idiot if she thing she is going to get paid..
Hbargas

Denver, CO

#18 Mar 28, 2010
regardless I think she should be paid, I understood the slot techs check those machines everytime they empty or pay out a monetary award. they also reset the machines, and have you spin off on it again, prior to playing.
david

Denver, CO

#19 Mar 28, 2010
Why is it that while she was losing her money the machine was working just fine, and not until she hit the jackpot was the machine malfunctioning. If you Google slot machine malfunction you will see that in almost every instance that the casinos claim that a malfunction occured it was when a JACKPOT was won.
Supporter

Denver, CO

#20 Mar 28, 2010
Mrs. Chavez please stand up for yourself and for all gamblers both losers and winners.
Anybody who has ever put a wager down should also stand up with her and force the Gaming Commission to hold the casinos accountable. If it was you who had won the Jackpot you would certainly want to be paid. I guarantee you 1 thing, the casino is going to have a hard time finding a juror who will have sympathy for them and vote against Mrs. Chavez

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