Faulty slots spell lucky day for Indiana playersMore than two dozen malfunctioning slot machines at Trump Hotel & Casino in Gary, Ind., automatically paid players double their wagers before security and State Police got wise to the problem.
Trump appears to have been the only one of the state's 10 casinos affected by the malfunction, which occurred in December and may have been caused when machines were reprogrammed to accept the new $20 bill, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star.
An official at Bally Gaming and Systems, the machines' manufacturer, said the payouts may have occurred because the slots were wrongly programmed to accept European currencies.
The problem was discovered when security observed a man cashing out a bet without playing, according to a State Police report.
It is believed the faulty machines, 26 in all, were in service for about 14 hours. Police were unable to determine how much money had been lost, according to the Star.