A Belgian gambler who was told he had won 2.2 million euros on an online betting game was devastated when the site crashed and the amount was reduced to just 56 euros when it restarted.
The online gambler, named only as B.V. in local media who is from Sint-Truiden in Belgium, was delighted after being told he had become a millionaire.
However, he claims that system then suffered a malfunction and when it returned there was just 56.20 euros in his account.
However, although that might have been the end of the dream for many claimants, the Belgian man had been smart enough to take a screenshot of his supposed winnings.
This is what that might prove him right in his complaint against the Spa casino, to which the website Casino777 is connected.
B.V. hired a lawyer when his millions digitally evaporated and is demanding they be paid in full.
The game in question, Mega Fortune, has already made several players rich,” says his lawyer Bert Vanmechelen.
He told local media: “Because of all the millions won, it’s the only online video slot in the Guinness Book of Records. A 20-year-old Norwegian received an amount of 11.7 million in 2011. “
According to Vanmechelen, who claims not to want to slander the casino, the lawyer of the other party has admitted the malfunction.
He told local media: “What we want to know is exactly what this means for my client. Counsel assumes that the casino’s servers have captured everything.”
The Belgian gaming commission branded the complaint exceptional, but added that their powers are limited to warning the operator, suspendong or even revoking the licence, or imposing fines if breaches are discovered.
However, the Committee does not have the power to intervene in a civil case.
According to the casino’s lawyer, an investigation into the matter has now begun.
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Story By: Delano Langras, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
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