10 Nov '11, 3am

How to get publicity for casinos that can't advertise: Refuse to pay a winner $416k, then pay up later.

How to get publicity for casinos that can't advertise: Refuse to pay a winner $416k, then pay up later.

Marina Bay Sands casino has agreed to pay $416,742.11 to the winner of a jackpot cash prize. The casino had earlier refused to pay Mdm Zhu Yun Ping (50, vegetarian food stall owner) the prize when she struck the jackpot on 18 October. At the time, a casino manager had purportedly approached Mdm Zhu and explained to her that the jackpot machine had malfunctioned. The manager went on to explain that the stated cash prize of more than $410,000 is not possible as the highest cash payout from the machine is only $50,000. The casino then tried to offer Mdm Zhu the machine's top prize, a sports car worth $258,962. Mdm Zhu refused to accept the sports car and went on to hire a lawyer to bring her case to the casino. She also lodged a complaint with local gambling watchdog, the Casino Regulatory Authority. In the latest development, Mdm Zhu has received a written reply from the cas...

Full article: http://news.insing.com/tabloid/jackpot-winner-to-get-cash...

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