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Jackpot! Put a twenty dollar bill in a change machine...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    And get four twenties back!.

    A change machine in a Regina casino was loaded with twenty dollar bills instead of fives.

    http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/297230

    Staff at Casino Regina are trying to get back money from rogue gamblers who took advantage of a misloaded change-making machine that mistakenly gave out $20 bills instead of fives.

    By the time the glitch was noticed, baby could afford a lot more than a new pair of shoes. A total of $27,500 had been snatched up by opportunistic players.


    and

    It took nearly two days before an honest person stumbled upon the mistake and reported it to staff. During that time, a "vast" number of people used the machine repeatedly because they knew it was paying off, Klyne said. One person collected $11,000. That would mean more than 180 trips.
     
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I'm dumbfounded the buzz didn't reach the suits.

    That's oblivious management, right there.

    Wouldn't be surprised at an inside job, either.
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Them slots are gonna be reeeall tight for a while.
     
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Now that's good investing.
     
  5. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    How many of those people do you think wound up giving it all back to the house?
     
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Enough.
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If $27K was all they lost, it had to be Canada. Good honest folk.

    A mistake like that in the Oklahoma casinos and the change maker is empty in 15 minutes.
     
  8. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    If it was me, I'd probably run out of there like Kramer after Newman goes zipping by in the Rickshaw...
     
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Uncoordinated and slightly disoriented?
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    I imagine there are video cameras everywhere so it's not like they couldn' track the people down.

    Besides, it's Regina for God's sake. Everyone is related anyway. :)
     
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I worked at a hotel a while ago, and the Pepsi machine was spitting out four sodas for the price of one. So what did this asshole do? I filled my bookbag full of 20 20-ounce Pepsis, tucked the bag in the back of the closet and hauled it out to my car at the end of the shift. If the Pepsi machine was giving out 20s, I probably wouldn't have even finished the shift.
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

     
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