21 Oct '11, 1am

#Singapore: Woman fights casino over $416,000 jackpot win: It was the first time Ms Choo Hong Eng was playing t...

#Singapore: Woman fights casino over $416,000 jackpot win: It was the first time Ms Choo Hong Eng was playing t...

Ms Choo Hong Eng was playing the slot machines at Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday when the machine seemed to get stuck, with '$416,742.11' flickering on her screen and above it, 'Cash Bonus'. She says the money is rightfully hers. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG By Tham Yuen-C & Ng Kai Ling It was the first time Ms Choo Hong Eng was playing the slot machines at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino on Tuesday, and another casino patron had to show her the ropes. But less than half an hour and $50 later, the machine seemed to get stuck. When she turned to her kind fellow gamer for help again, he stared with disbelief at the numbers flickering on her screen: '$416,742.11' and above it 'Cash Bonus'. Background story On her side, Ms Choo has casino patrons who were there with her at 6am, offering to be her witnesses. One of them, Mr Moo Ngow Chai, a 63-year-old Malaysian, said in Mandarin ...

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  1. 26 Oct '11, 8am

    This seems to just be a despicable ploy by MBS to exploit a loophole in casino advertising regulations. I hope the authorities deal with them decisively and deter any more such shenanigans.

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