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Casino: Machine Made Mistake

18 September 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Fresno Bee: "Sornpaserd Unkeowannulack, trying his luck Friday afternoon at a nickel slot machine at the Table Mountain Casino, was stunned when the machine — which goes by the name Deep Pockets — announced he had hit a $737,203 jackpot.

"Also stunned were casino officials, who told Unkeowannulack that his jackpot was a mistake.

"Unkeowannulack, 31, went from elation to anger when he learned he was not eligible for any prize amount — at least not right away.

"…When he realized casino operators were not going to show him the money, Unkeowannulack took a picture of the jackpot screen with his cell phone. A friend with him in the casino then called Fresno attorney Scott Kinney.

"'The CEO came out and said the symbols on the screen weren't a winning configuration, but he couldn't show what the winning symbols would look like,' said Kinney, who arrived at Table Mountain 45 minutes after the jackpot message first flashed on the screen…"

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