Clint van Loggenberg, p2

The board produced two kinds of evidence to support their position: computer records and video tapes from surveillance cameras. Like other modern casinos, the Boardwalk uses a central computer to monitor all its slot machines. The computer records from the machine Clint was using showed that there had been no jackpot while he was playing. The video tapes showed, they said, that no lights had flashed on Clint’s machine, no music had played, and no other gamblers had crowded around to congratulate him.

When Clint and his lawyer were shown this evidence they decided to withdraw the complaint. Later, the board announced that, in their opinion, the casino had done nothing wrong. The manager of the casino, Graham Vass, was happy about the board’s decision; he said it proved the casino had high standards. He said the casino would never cheat any of its customers because it wouldn’t want to risk damaging its reputation. He also emphasized that the casino was happy to pay jackpots to customers who deserved them. He said, “Winning is part of the entertainment offered by the Boardwalk.𔄙

Even though Clint withdrew his complaint after seeing the evidence, he continued to insist that he had been cheated and that he deserved the jackpot. He said the evidence didn’t mean much because it didn’t show what really happened.

- information from: The Sunday Times, (Johannesburg, South Africa), 03.12.28 (Nick Padayachee); The Herald Online, (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) ) (04.02.02) (Mawande Jack); The Herald Online, (date unknown) (Sam Mkokeli)