A gambler lost €2,5 million and then refunded

By Sophie Couard

Between 2002 and 2012, a gambling addict lost €2.5 million in slot machines.

Although some players succeed in becoming a multi-millionaire at a slot game such as the player who won €19 million from Mega Moolah, there are unfortunately some who lose a fortune. This is the case with a player from Austria, at whom we will examine in today's news.

Slot machines in pubs

Between 2002 and 2012, the player gambled away in the Austrian capital of Vienna €2.5 million on slot machines. Until January 1st, 2015, there were around 2,600 of these slots in Vienna, but since then they have been abolished and banned for the purposes of gambling addiction prevention.

Bets were invalidated

An expert report now states that the player suffered from a changed perception due to his gambling addiction and the bets on the machine were judged null and void by the court of Wiener Neustadt.


Appeal against the judgment

The court has annulled his bets and Novomatic is to compensate him. However, the company intends to appeal.

Novomatic, the slot machine operator, was condemned to repay the €2.5 million lost by the plaintiff. The company has already stated that it will file an appeal against this verdict.

While we wait for the final verdict in this case, you can try your luck at slots on the online casinos SlotsMillion, PlayFrank and Casumo. But remember to play responsibly and seek help if you think you may have a gambling problem.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBACK Casino.