Canadian Slot Players Swear They Will Fight For The Jackpot

In Canada, an 82-year-old man who claims to have recently denied a jackpot slot worth an estimated $ 7,474 due to signing off on a voluntary self-exclusion request nearly two decades ago has reportedly sworn he intends to leave after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in to accept his win.

According to a report from the National Post newspaper, John Marando explained that he started going to OLG Slots At the Mohawk Racetrack, which is operated by Woodbine Entertainment Group under a long-term lease with the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corporation, near Toronto earlier this year and had won prize of CAD $ 1,000 ($ 747) from the same machine “multiple times” before getting lucky to tune around CAD $ 400 ($ 299) on February 17th.

The former Brinks safety van driver reportedly had no problem picking up his February 17 win and decided to bet another CAD $ 20 ($ 15) on the same machine on his way out of the Ontario place. But, Lady Luck immediately smiled at Marando again as his ninth two dollar spin resulted in a jackpot worth approximately CAD $ 10,000 ($ 7474).

However, when he went to collect the second jackpot of the day, Marando reportedly stated that he was driven to the office and told that “we can’t pay you [because] you signed yourself out 17 years ago”.

The Ontario Lottery And Gaming Company allows customers who feel they may have a gambling problem to voluntarily exclude themselves and these people are then escorted from any place if they are recognized. Marando stated to the newspaper that he had suffered a brain injury which he was told could affect memory and that he had no of signing a previous self-exclusion request in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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“I don’t remember 17 years ago,” said the Marando National Post. “I am 17 years older and I had brain surgery about eight years ago. I won CAD $ 400 that morning. They paid me CAD $ 400 and five minutes later I hit the jackpot for CAD $ 10,000. ”

Although Rui Brum of the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Company declined to comment on the details of Marando’s case, he told the newspaper that the rules set by the Alcohol And Gaming Commission Of Ontario prohibit companies from “paying prizes” to any excluded individual.

Meanwhile, Marando stated that OLG Slots At Mohawk Racetrack had given him CAD $ 20 in the change that he had used to win his CAD $ 10,000 jackpot and that he has now contacted a lawyer about the matter.

“I should have said” pushed it “but I didn’t,” Marando told the National Post. “I won’t let them get away with it.”