Slot Glitch Pays Out $450K

This slot machine kept paying and paying for months.

The Twin Rivers casino in Lincoln had a video lottery terminal with a glitch and for two months gave gamblers credit for double the money they put in. This lottery glitch cost an erroneous pay out of $450,115 over that time period.

The machine supplied by Gtech, was removed on July 15th only 51 days after it was installed. Gtech reimbursed the state and is currently investigating whether there may have been criminal activity, whether it could get back any of the lost money and/or whether they could have discovered the error sooner.

According to Gtech spokesman, Robert Vincent, the machine has a money doubling feature and it was turned on, apparently by accident. This feature doubles the credit up to $100 for the amount a player puts in.

Of the reimbursed money the state will keep $274,000 and the rest will be shared by Twin Rivers, the town of Lincoln and Gtech.
There was a similar incident last summer at a Caesars Indiana casino. That machine due to it not being designed for U.S. currency, credited $10 for every $1 inserted, according to State Police that cost Caesars $487,000.

Some of the two dozen gamblers at the Caesars Indiana that played on the faulty machine returned the money to the casino after being contacted.

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