A gambler lost €2,5 million and then refunded
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
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.