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Australian Casino Refuses to Pay Out Blackjack Win

8 December 2000

AUSTRALIA – Dec. 8, 2000 – As reported by the Australian Associated Press: "A young woman plans to sue Perth's Burswood Casino for refusing to pay out a $224,000 blackjack win.

"Peta Pillage, 24, was dealt a jackpot hand - four black aces - during a blackjack game at the casino in June. But after being congratulated and sent to collect her prize, she was told the game was invalid.

"Ms Pillage said the casino told her that a video of the game showed one of the players had not been dealt a card, rendering the outcome invalid. She said the game was stopped some time before she won, after a player told the dealer he had missed out on a card.

"But the game had been restarted after the man decided not to pay for the card, and to sit out that game.

"After the game had been restarted, one of the other players won a jackpot - and was paid - before Ms Pillage finally aced the $224,000 prize.

"…She said the casino should not have payed out the other winning player, or let her believe she had won enough to set herself up for life, if the game was invalid…"

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