A woman wins $3M, but the casino refuses to pay up
A woman from Detroit named Jacqueline Davis has quite the story to tell after a five-day online gambling spree. Starting with a $50 bet, she then put $5000 on the line gambling. Davis decided to keep going until she eventually collected a $100,000 advance on her $3M winnings. The BetMGM casino was reluctant to pay up the rest as she reached millions of dollars in winnings. Saint Patrick’s day roulette game made her a winner, but now she’s up against a tough challenge of getting her payouts.
Jacquelin began gambling on March 18th and kept going for five consecutive days, as she couldn’t get herself to stop. The gradual increase was a considerable risk, but she was up for the challenge, and luck was certainly in her favor. Throughout the gambling spree, Davis went up to $11M and kept losing until she was down to $3M. It was a good time to stop and cash out, she thought. If only it were that easy.
The wise decision prompted Davis to head to the BetMGM casino to get her $100,000 advance which she received with no issues whatsoever. As she went back the following day, she had to put up quite a fight to get out the rest. The second attempt at collecting her payout was unsuccessful, and she was told there was some sort of glitch in the system, and there was no way she could have won that amount. And as anyone else would, Davis demanded that the hand over her cash, as she wasn’t responsible for this so-called “glitch”.
The casino was supposed to regulate and check the games every single day, which obviously didn’t happen. Shockingly, the representatives of the casino stated that there was no way Davis didn’t know the game was “broken”. She kept winning; how could she not be aware of that? A strange accusation, considering that anyone that gambles and wins simply considers themselves to be lucky.
Besides, it wouldn’t make sense for Davis to know that the game was somehow rigged, as she also lost a considerable amount of money. Yes, she continued winning. But the way the winnings kept fluctuating, it seemed like it was nothing but a mostly-lucky streak.
What’s worse is the casino decided that they would allow her to keep the initial amount as long as she signs a confidentiality agreement where she would keep this odd glitch on the low. Otherwise, she would have to give back the $100,000 advance. Thankfully, Davis refused to agree to this scam of a deal and used her payouts to her advantage. Jacquelin got a lawyer and is now suing BetMGM.
Perhaps there was a glitch, and maybe the game was, in fact, rigged. But these types of mishaps should never be pinned on the players. BetMGM was responsible for ensuring the fairness and accuracy of the winnings, and the lack of consistency clearly put a dent in their reputation as well as finances. The hopes now are for Davis to win the lawsuit and get her payouts regardless of the situation.