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New Jersey Woman Fights for Her Alleged $2 Million Jackpot Win at Atlantic City Bally’s, Claims Casino Won’t Pay Out

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Jan 17, 2008
Source/Full story - World Casino News

Roney Beal, a 72-year-old resident of New Jersey, finds herself embroiled in a contentious battle with
an Atlantic City casino over a substantial jackpot win. Beal’s claim of winning over $2 million at Bally’s Casino on a
“Wheel of Fortune” slot machine in February has sparked a dispute that highlights the complexities of casino
payouts and alleged malfunctions.

Conflicting narratives unfold:

Beal vividly recounts the exhilarating moment when the slot machine signaled her victory. Amidst the
clang of gold coins and jubilant exclamations from fellow patrons, she basked in the realization of her
newfound fortune. However, her euphoria was short-lived as a technical glitch, labeled as a “tilt” message,
disrupted the celebratory atmosphere.

According to Beal, a casino employee swiftly intervened, dismissing her win due to the machine’s alleged
malfunction. Despite Beal’s claims of a multi-million-dollar jackpot, the casino maintains that the malfunction
invalidated the payout, leaving the septuagenarian grappling with dashed hopes and mounting frustration.

As the New York Post reports, Beal, accompanied by her attorney Mike Di Croce, is preparing a legal complaint

against Bally’s Casino and its gaming company, International Game Technology (IGT). The disputed jackpot, totaling
$2.56 million with a multiplier, forms the crux of the impending legal battle, with Beal also pursuing emotional

distress damages exceeding $1 million.

Amidst allegations and counterclaims:

As Beal awaits resolution, conflicting narratives and unanswered questions linger. While the casino deflects
responsibility onto IGT, Beal’s pursuit of justice underscores the stakes involved. With the New Jersey Casino Control
Commission yet to weigh in, the dispute remains shrouded in uncertainty, leaving Beal and her legal team navigating a
complex web of legal intricacies and disputed claims.

For Beal, the stakes extend beyond monetary compensation. As she grapples with health concerns and familial
obligations, the disputed jackpot represents a lifeline to a brighter future for herself and her loved ones. The Business
Insider writes, according to 6abc Philadelphia’s report, that the hopes are pinned on a favorable resolution, while Beal

remains steadfast in her pursuit of justice, navigating the tumultuous waters of legal proceedings with resilience and determination.

Beyond Beal’s individual quest for justice lies a broader conversation about casino accountability and transparency. As patrons entrust their luck and livelihoods to gaming establishments, the need for clear protocols and fair treatment becomes increasingly paramount. Beal’s ordeal serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of upholding integrity and accountability within the gaming industry.