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Harrah's Fined $50,000

6 December 2005

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "News Brief: A 10-coin slot jackpot that did not pay off could cost Harrah's North Kansas City Casino and Hotel a $50,000 state fine.

"The Missouri Gaming Commission last week levied the fine in a proposed disciplinary action that alleged Harrah's failed to properly update slot machine software as recommended by the manufacturer and the state's slot machine testing lab.

"In September, a player hit a winning combination of symbols that, according to the game's posted prize list, was worth 10 coins. Because of the older software, however, the player received nothing.

"When the player complained to casino officials, a gaming commission investigation found the software problem…"

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