Weeks later, Flato claims, Navarro texted him: Still hate me? He responded, How could you do that to me? The furious Flato offers up this tip to fellow slot players: Dont ever let them touch the button, dont even tell them to touch anything for.
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"I said, 'So what did I win? He said, 'You didn't win nothing she told WABC. The New York State Gaming Commission said that Bookman's machine had malfunctioned. The machine, like all the ones in the casino, has a disclaimer stating, "Malfunctions void all pays.
Dont let anyone push your buttons. Thats the new mantra of gambler Jan Flato, who lost out on a 100,000 slot machine jackpot because he let a friend do the honors, 7News Boston reported.
Bookman for any inconvenience this may have caused.". The casino couldn't send a portion of its revenue to a New York state education fund, as mandated by law, if had to pay out massive jackpots like the one displayed on Bookman's machine, Bank said.
The person who pushes a slot machine button or pulls the arm is the person who wins the jackpot, said Seminole spokesman Gary Bitner, the site reported. And Flato lost not only the jackpot, but his friend too, he said.
Katrina Bookman hit the jackpot on a slot machine in late August at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens. She even took an excited self-portrait with the machine displaying her winnings: 42,949,672.
And she was the charm. The machines bells and whistles went off, and Flato assumed he was the one in the money. Wrong, said casino officials who reviewed surveillance footage to confirm which one had the Midas touch it was Navarro, 35.
Flato, 66, was feeding cash into the 50-a-spin Double Top Dollar machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31. At one point, he let his friend Marina Navarro push the button, for luck, the site reported.
Katrina Bookman and a slot machine screen displaying what she thought were her winnings. The New York State Gaming Commission told WABC that they immediately pulled the machine from the casino floor to fix it, and it is now up and running once again.
It ought to pay it when you win Ripka said. Resorts World spokesman Dan Bank told CNN: "Upon being notified of the situation, casino personnel were able to determine that the figure displayed on the penny slot was the result of an obvious malfunction.