A casino in Auckland is refusing to pay a patron that won a jackpot for $44,000.00. It seems six years ago a 22 year old Sothea Sinn of New Zealand asked SkyCity Casino for a self exclusion ban. Six years later, Sinn says he thought that ban would have expired by now.
The casino contends that the ban does not expire until Sinn takes attends mandatory gambling counseling sessions. At that time, the would be jackpot winner could win a jackpot and apparently not get screwed out of it. He was however not refunded the money he gambled to win the jackpot, or excluded in any other way prior to the jackpot win.
Sinn and his girlfriend both self excluded in 2004. Sinn says he intends to seek the assistance of an attorney in collecting his monies.