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Casino wants couple to return jackpot prize, says itís not theirs

Tags: casino, jackpot, Mississippi.
Posted on 11 May 2017 by "K".

Before we go ahead and bash the casino immediately (since most of us instantly assume that when somebody wins at a casino, they will do everything to find an excuse NOT to pay the winner), let’s see what happened last week, which started Monday, May 1.

At the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino located in Biloxi, Mississippi, police were called by the casino management on a situation regarding a couple who took off with over $1,000 in winnings, which they haven’t actually won.

Turns out that the two suspects, Christopher Ray Kinney, age 45, and Gina Renee Kinney, age 48, apparently had not placed any wager into a slot machine, but instead they simply cashed in a stolen ticket. Police speculate that they are husband and wife.

A gambler had left a slot machine unattended. Afterwards, the couple appeared, grabbed the cash-out ticket and collected the winnings.

On Friday, May 5, the two turned themselves in to the police. They were arrested on a grand larceny charge.



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16 comments on "Casino wants couple to return jackpot prize, says itís not theirs"

 pochui11/05/2017 16:12:29 GMT
kinda sh1tty jackpot of only $1k... not sure this sort of amount can even be called a jackpot to be honest. but one thing i don't like about this info post is that we are encouraged not to bash the casino... yeah right- we don't give a sh1t if casino is right or wrong, because even if the are right they are wrong, wrong to be right...
 Mober11/05/2017 21:53:40 GMT
And of course they want the money returned.
Anyone doubts that?
I hope the player that they got the ticket from, got reimbursed from the casino after all.

I see we moved from the robberies outside casinos, to inside Blink
 xpok3rkingx12/05/2017 04:54:57 GMT
 Gerimantas12/05/2017 07:44:02 GMT
This is just stealing like someone steals a phone or caf, yes everybody wants it get returned but mo interest vrom the thief to give ut back, so unless they decide to give this jackpot back because they vet maybe smaller fine cor stealing or even no fine they can return it who knows?
 doubletop77712/05/2017 08:07:31 GMT
I am glad that these two have been caught and i hope that the money goes to the rightful gambler. I hate larceny of any scale and it is not a very nice experience to go through
 mocoteo12/05/2017 09:26:34 GMT
All this for 1,000 usd?!?
 superthight12/05/2017 12:48:19 GMT
no one wins playin casino the only thing u can win is to cheat and cheating is the only process of profit mean to say casino also making some excuses to create cheating pretty obvious enough that players are now learning and ready to quit Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Worship Thumbs Up
 pajalnick12/05/2017 12:58:20 GMT
Once again I'm reading about a poor poor casino that again suffers from accursed players .... maybe when entering the casino should immediately give all the money and go home safely ... .... maybe soon so it will be
 pinotte12/05/2017 14:59:34 GMT
What a story how many of you have seen a gambler leave a slot machine unattended with a $1,000.00 or any amount ticket left there.

I have seen players asking to someone else to check their slot with a little bit of money in to go to the restroom but never leaving just like that. Confused Confused
 dule-vu12/05/2017 16:04:28 GMT
well as I see here,nobody were near slot and ofcourse that somebody would take opportunity to take free money!he should ask somebody to watch slot if he had automatic play,till he back from bathroom or who know where!
 Mober12/05/2017 22:27:32 GMT
Some casinos, have rules about the slots, not for this scenario though, that once you leave a slot
it is free for anyone to join. But some think they can reserve one for ever.
It would be interesting to know if they have the same rulre for this scenario.
Cause probably the specific player, was reserving the slot this way, with the money in.
 Gerimantas13/05/2017 12:32:43 GMT
Yes I to see this "slot reserved" signs sometimes at casino so this is what people must fo before leaving the slot nachine with miney in there, and if they forget to don this then i dont see such a big crime, maybe people just saw money un skot and thought that someone left the money forgot and is not coming back so why keave money for casino?
 Calmplay14/05/2017 06:44:31 GMT
I've never seen a jackpot prize of $1000 before, what kind of casino is this even online their jackpot is more than $10,000 and the worse is that they are refusing to pay this small amount (for them not me Smile ) for just a silly reason...
 damosk14/05/2017 07:27:14 GMT
Wow! What a many variables and poderables it almost defies belief! Firstly we have a casino that offers $1000 jackpot...HUGE!!!!!!! We the. Have a slot player who walks away from the slot machine leaving a $1000 winning ticket in situ! Then we have the couple.... who seize an opportunity to retrieve the 'abandoned' ticket. (Ownership abandoned?). Then we have the term 'Grand Larceny'. This is such an antiquated term, but is still well loved. All in all, it will be interesting to see what the outcome is and I am sure there will be an appropriate news report when it does conclude.
 dule-vu14/05/2017 13:19:04 GMT
yeah its same that somebody lost betting ticket and another man come and find that ticket and see results and to pick up money!why he shouldnt get money,its not his fault that another person lost it!but this only can be in america!
 pochui14/05/2017 13:26:36 GMT
well yeah damosk pretty much wrapped up the whole story in typical British style, +1 for the enjoyable read. yeah still can't quite understand how the hell casino jackpot managed to reach such unprecedented amount like $1000, with no more zeros to be added. i can only imagine how hard it is for casino marketing team to create a promo campaign of any sort trying to lure masses to such jackie...

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