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Man Claims South Africa Casino Owes him Millions

21 November 2003

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – As reported by the News 24: "A man is claiming more than R40m (US$6.13 million) from GrandWest casino and entertainment complex because he believes he won this amount at an automated coin machine.

"According to High Court documents Abdul Gani Shabudin instituted his claim after winning the money on June 26.

"Shabudin said he had put his card in a coin automated machine at 19:34 and it read that he had won R40 304 235.44.

"He said he had informed the casino management about the jackpot he had won, but they refused to pay him.

"…Casino reports showed that Shabudin tried five times unsuccessfully to push his card into the machine in question.

"The sixth time the machine accepted the card, but the reports said problems occurred when it tried to read the credit on the card.

"As a result of a communication problem, the machine read Shabudin's card number, 403 042 3544 as the credit amount. Because of this problem, the machine displayed the amount, which led to Shabudin thinking he had won the jackpot…"

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