Woman Wins Slots Jackpot – Gets Arrested & Loses Jackpot

Imagine how great it would be to win a slots jackpot and head to the cashier’s for your big payout. Now imagine how bad it would be to have the jackpot ripped away and be arrested on top of it. This is exactly what happened to Ontario native Pasqua DiGianni, who was on a self-exclusion […]

seneca-niagara-casinoImagine how great it would be to win a slots jackpot and head to the cashier’s for your big payout. Now imagine how bad it would be to have the jackpot ripped away and be arrested on top of it.

This is exactly what happened to Ontario native Pasqua DiGianni, who was on a self-exclusion list at Seneca Niagara Casino.

According to Buffalo News, Pasqua DiGianni planned to plead guilty to trespassing at Seneca Niagara Casino. However, Judge Danielle M. Restaino entered a not guilty plea on her behalf and told her to meet with the city prosecutor.

It hasn’t been reported why the judge did this, but DiGianni just wants it to be over.

“I want to pay the fine and get it over with,” she said.

On April 15, DiGianni won a $1,400 slots jackpot. Upon going to the cashier’s window to claim her money, casino management called the Niagara Falls police instead. Given that the 69-year-old woman is on the self-exclusion list, she’s technically in violation of the law for playing at Niagara Falls.

DiGianni imposed a self-ban on herself because she won a $50,000 jackpot in 2015 – only to lose it all. She claims to have not known that her ban was still in effect when she played there this month.

seneca-niagara-casino-1The Woodbridge, Ontario woman also claims that Seneca Niagara sent her a letter in 2016, notifying her that the ban was up.

However, this goes against Seneca Niagara’s policy, which states that players must wait a full year after self-excluding themselves. They then must write to the casino to request reinstatement, which is what DiGianni failed to do.

When asked if she has a gambling problem, DiGianni responded, “No, I don’t.”

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 22.

 

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