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Arizona Man Awarded $229K after Vegas Slot Machine Malfunctions

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An Arizona man who thought he lost when he played a slot machine in Las Vegas has been awarded $229,000 after the Nevada Gaming Control Board determined the machine had malfunctioned.

Robert Taylor had no idea he should have won the jackpot when he played a slot machine at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino because a mechanical error “prevented Mr. Taylor and casino personnel from realizing that a progressive jackpot had been won,” reads a statement released by the gaming board.

A surprised Taylor received his winnings after investigators spent “countless hours over two weeks to ensure that a patron is awarded winnings owed to him,” per the gaming board. Officials say they determined Taylor’s identity by watching surveillance video, reviewing ride-share records, and interviewing witnesses.

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