$100k Slots Winner Marina Navarro Gets Hate Comments for Jackpotgate

Over the weekend, we discussed how Jan Flato and Marina Navarro are involved in a major jackpot controversy involving $100,000. Flato used his player card to front the money for a $50-a-spin machine, then asked Navarro to make a spin for good luck. She pushed the button and immediately hit a $100k jackpot. They were […]

marina-navarro-slots-facebookOver the weekend, we discussed how Jan Flato and Marina Navarro are involved in a major jackpot controversy involving $100,000. Flato used his player card to front the money for a $50-a-spin machine, then asked Navarro to make a spin for good luck. She pushed the button and immediately hit a $100k jackpot.

They were playing at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which has clear rules on this issue: the spinner keeps the winnings.

But this isn’t the way that many across the internet see it. After all, it was Flatto’s player’s card that funded the winning spin. So it seems that he should be entitled to some of the money.

Many are outraged after hearing that Navarro left the casino with $100k in hand, asking armed security guards to watch Flato afterward.

A mortgage banker in Aventura, Florida, Navarro has since received numerous hateful comments across the internet. We checked out her Facebook page, but it’s already been shut down due to the hate mail. You can see a glimpse of another Facebook page to the right.

marina-navarro-facebook-slotsCommenters on the Dreamindemon.com forum are critical of both Flato and Navarro. Here’s a sample of some of the comments:

JackBurton – “That said, hard to be sympathetic towards some jackass old pervo flirting with young broads at casinos. What older dude like this makes friends with 30 something females in a casino? Get a fucking life joker. She sure is a greedy piece of shit bitch though, absolutely no doubt about that.”

Lithiumgirl – “Well that’s one way to get that Porcshe or boat and NOT earn it. I’d take that all to court on account that this guy paid for that spin all all.”

Caligirl90 – “He seems like an asshole. He asked her to push the button, so not sure why he got mad that she did it on purpose. I’d be more than happy to ditch this loser “friend” and take the $100,000.”

On 7 News Boston, posters seemed more concerned with the morality of Navarro, rather than the motivations of Flato:

Tucker – “What a total witch. He should sue her. If I were on a jury, she’d lose.”

Fouilleur – “The casino’s rule is absurd and should be changed. If Flato hadn’t supplied the money to play, Navarro could push buttons forever and never win anything. He should get the return on his investment.”

jan-flato-slots-argumentBeam-Me-Up-Scotty – “I think it was his money and she’s slimey. What should have happened was he got his money and she got a little out of the goodness of his heart. Just my opinion of course.”

The Miami Herald has since dubbed this story Jackpotgate, given how controversial it is. They also spoke with Navarro, who feels that Flato is messing with her professional reputation over the matter.

“I’m a hard-working professional and [Flato] is playing with my honor,” she said.

Navarro claims that she was going to give Flato some of the winnings, but he became incensed at the casino, and she took back the offer. That said, it doesn’t look like the controversy will have a good resolution for either party…although Navarro is $100k richer as a result.

 

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