Michigan woman turns $50 into millions and is suing BetMGM

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Michigander, Jacqueline Davis, has filed a lawsuit against BetMGM, alleging the site is refusing to allow her to cash out the vast majority of more than $3.2 million she won while playing online casino games on the state-regulated site. She claims that BetMGM has refused to allow her to withdraw most of her winnings, alleging a glitch occurred in one of the games that she played.

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Michigan Woman Sues BetMGM For $3.2 Million in Online Gambling Winnings
 
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If the game is regulated then the machines must be inspected by legitimate authorities. So if they rule that the machine malfunction then I'd think that it would be hard to be at fault.
 
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Interesting, it seems to me that it is quite a delicate matter, BetMGM must handle this well, if the woman won that money in online casino games, then she won them, to say that there was a mistake would be like saying for example in poker the last hand of a game of great importance that the winning hand did not win because there was a mistake, I think it is something very serious because it would leave the people of BetMGM very badly, it would be necessary to see and analyze very well and give many details of how was the supposed mistake.
 
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I do not think she has much chance of getting the money. She will probably end up down money after she pays a lawyer. I think that once she made a thousand dollars she should have tried to withdraw it. If the withdrawal was successful then she could have tried to make more.
 
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If they can't explain and prove in details how it was a malfunction
and that was not their fault for maintenance neglect etc etc

if i was her i would try to settle for 800,000 and be happy
its so hard to fight the casinos and their lawyers as their BR is extensivley larger than 3 and half million
 
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In poker youv'e heard of value betting but have you ever heard of value cutting?

its a value bet when you know your'e gonna lose!!!~
 
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The large transactions are verified manually by real people.
The winning amount has to be approved prior accrediting to the users account.
Therefore if she has seen 3 mln only on the game screen, it might have been a glitch.
But if she has seen the money on her BetMGM account, the casino would have a hard time to refuse.

If the claim is real, the casino should make a deal with her, give her more money
and use it as a good advertisement.
If she won, thousands would try.

But if they do what they do, either they do not care, or the woman's claim is dubious.
 
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I actually want to know more about her background, obviously she has that Degen gene in her like me but even still I spun a $50 deposit into $500 worth of entries into some big tournaments, I don't know if I could do $5000 a spin.

THE REAL HEADLINE HERE IS

If the game was faulty why not stop when she was at 11 mill??

Because they knew she had issues and assumed she would lose it all, the fact she stopped at 3 million has got MGM worried.
 
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It is very easy to confirm a slot machine malfunction, if the pay outs don’t correspond to what the machine is programmed to pay out, there’s you’re malfunction.
It’s just as easy to confirm a win, data of each bet and pay out is kept on record.

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This raises interesting questions...
The Casino says that there was a glitch, and yet they paid 100k five days later.
They are asking Ms.Davis to sign a NDA in return of a small settlement. Was there an actual glitch or is this simply a tactic from their part?
Since they already paid 100k, are they admitting (in the eyes of the law) that Ms.Davis is the rightful owner of the funds?
Did the Casino breach its own contract, and how the local legislation affects the case?
One thing is for sure - I wouldn't want to be in the upcoming jury.

We had a similar - yet very different case in finland that broke the news in February. A young man had found a weakness in one of the online games that are offered by our country's game provider.
He turned 10 euros into 600k in a month, got caught, and lost everything.
 
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If they can't explain and prove in details how it was a malfunction
and that was not their fault for maintenance neglect etc etc

if i was her i would try to settle for 800,000 and be happy
its so hard to fight the casinos and their lawyers as their BR is extensivley larger than 3 and half million


I would think that NOT paying her will also do a lot more damage to the business than 3.5 million. Kinda like a negative freeroll. Or reverse implied odds.

I think they should pay her $1 million... while explaining what the malfunction was, and to advertise this payout. This in turn would give other potential customers some assurance that they'd be treated fairly and maybe they too could win $$

idk.. personally I would never play ANY casino games online. Even if they were 'fair' play it's still a losing proposition. Why play if you know you're going to lose? (unless you find losing to be fun I guess. Personally I f'n HATE losing!)
 
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It is very easy to confirm a slot machine malfunction, if the pay outs don’t correspond to what the machine is programmed to pay out, there’s you’re malfunction.
It’s just as easy to confirm a win, data of each bet and pay out is kept on record.

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Yah. I think a machine that pays out 3.5 million from an initial investment of $50 just might have something wrong with it. Call it a hunch, lol.

Hey.. did you see my brag thread from today's CC games? lol
 
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Michigander, Jacqueline Davis, has filed a lawsuit against BetMGM, alleging the site is refusing to allow her to cash out the vast majority of more than $3.2 million she won while playing online casino games on the state-regulated site. She claims that BetMGM has refused to allow her to withdraw most of her winnings, alleging a glitch occurred in one of the games that she played.

Any thoughts?

Michigan Woman Sues BetMGM For $3.2 Million in Online Gambling Winnings


it will be interesting to hear how it all ends
 
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Pay her, the casinos have no problem taking, but when someone wins its always a glitch
 
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Hard to say what happened here. The thing is what are the odds of going from $50.00 to 11 Million? If he hit a monster win on one game for 10 million I could see where its possible something was faulty. If she was just winning over and over again it could be an issue with there software as well and it on all slots if there is an error the game is void.

This being said I am not sure whats the right answer. Personally i think they would be smart to make a decent deal with her. If we want this to expand in the US this will not help it happen. Offer her 2 million and call it a day.
 
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I think there is very little chance she will win this. She also lost her ability to negotiate a decent settlement when she went public with it. They had the most to lose before it became known that the machine had malfunctioned.
 
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It should be very easy to confirm a slot machine malfunction.


 
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Michigander, Jacqueline Davis, has filed a lawsuit against BetMGM, alleging the site is refusing to allow her to cash out the vast majority of more than $3.2 million she won while playing online casino games on the state-regulated site. She claims that BetMGM has refused to allow her to withdraw most of her winnings, alleging a glitch occurred in one of the games that she played.

Any thoughts?

Michigan Woman Sues BetMGM For $3.2 Million in Online Gambling Winnings


I play a few times in casino games, but for a betting room to try to justify that there was a mistake, that is no longer something reliable of that room, because even if it is a mistake of the room and it is not a mistake of the participant then there is no problem the room should pay that amount that she won because she invested time and money.
 
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A glitch has happened , lol , this is the reason I play rarely casino nowadays , it reallymmakes me angry to play then suddenly a ,essage toappear saying that the game faced a problem and the connection was lost , it has to start again , from the beginning , all the wagering of many hours going to waste , then I have to start again , nope , then losse begin , etc etc , it seems to me some kind of cheating for sure . This woman won so much money , and the fact she lost also much before she decided to stop , shows she was eager to gamble a lot and that also the system was providng to her losses not only wins , so I do not understand this particular glitch , maybe it happnes only when playerswin big , unfair , states should protect more players from this kind of mistreatmant and cheats .
 
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To my mind casinos are a bunch of low life crooks. A Glitch in the software my fat ass....if something was wrong they would have known in real time and paused the game. Just an excuse not to pay
 
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Casino Games! even when you win! you still LOSE!! :deal: nuff said.
 
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They should just pay her. It doesn't look good to refuse to pay out big wins as a casino. I certainly wouldn't use their site after hearing about this haha.
 
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I have an important point to consider.
These morons let her play up to 11million and after she collapsed to 3.2million and wanted to withdraw, they telling her to all of her work, sweat, risk were for almost nothing?!

How the world they can get away with a story like this? This woman not only deserves the full amount (3.2M) instead of the compensation prize(100K), this site need to be punished by treating users money not responsible!
 
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When people lose, the machine works properly. When the players win, the machine does not work.Everything is easy and simple)
 
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