Woman Pushed Button in Video Slot Machine and Get $ 100k
The gambler of real casino Jan Flato supplied the money that went into the Double Top Dollar slot machine game at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Flato wasn’t alone at the real money casino’s High Roller room that night, having paired up with a 35-year-old woman, Marina Medvedeva Navarro, whom Flato had known for two years.
According to Flato, immediately prior to the slot machine hitting paydirt, he’d asked Navarro to “push the button for good luck.” Flato claimed it was his money that was fed into the machine but because the casino’s security video showed Navarro’s finger actually setting the reels in motion, universally accepted casino policy meant the $100k payday was rightfully hers.
The slot machine game, which costs $50 a spin, had lined up a winner, but Flato has yet to see a penny of that jackpot and likely never will.
Navarro disputed Flato’s version of events, telling the Herald that she’d fed $400 of her own money into the video slot machine. She also claimed to have offered Flato a cut of her winnings, which he allegedly declined. Nevertheless, she reportedly asked casino security to keep Flato at bay while she left the venue with a $50k check and the rest in cash.
Former Las Vegas resident Flato, who bears an unfortunate resemblance to former Mötley Crüe singer and current ‘before’ picture in a weight-loss ad Vince Neil, says Navarro texted him a few weeks after the incident, saying that she missed him and asking if he still hated her.
Flato said lawyers have refused to take his case and he’d only gone public because he wanted:
“everybody to know what happened so it won’t happen to them.”