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AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | Weird News

BERLIN (AP) — A gambler in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit. Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine ...

Construction Worker Wins $1 Million On Penny Slots

Posted 04.16.2012 | Good News

Alberto Lopez had some spare time on Thursday when rain prevented him from fixing windows at a local school in Livermore, Calif. So the 51-year-old...

The Bloody Mary Slot Machine

Bon Appetit | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

Step right up and try your luck with the Bloody Mary Bandit, the game where everyone's a winner! This glorious machine generates a savory, hangover-ba...

Astoria Characters: The Ageless Storyteller

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Betty Deudon was only a schoolgirl standing by Long Island City High with a classmate when the handsome French sailors strode by. "Let's pick them up," Betty told her girlfriend.

Astoria Characters: The Man to the Mansion Born

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Michael Halberian wanders through the central hall of the fabled Steinway Mansion and flips the switch that turns on the 1,000-pound crystal chandelier, big and round as the sun. It's motorized.

Colorado Slot Machine Mistakenly Shows Multi-Million-Dollar Jackpot... AGAIN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In late March, a woman at Fortune Valley Casino discovered her $43 million jackpot was actually only worth $20.18. An investigation conducted by the ...

Fortune Valley Casino Says $43 Million Slot Machine Payout Was A Mistake

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado woman who won $42.9 million off a penny slot machine saw her jackpot disappear when the casino said the payout message was a...

Fortune Valley Casino: $42 Million Jackpot Actually $20.18

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An investigation by The Colorado Division of Gaming determined that the correct prize for a woman's $42.9 million slot machine jackpot is actually $20...

New Slot Machines Require Actual Skill

New York Times | Gary Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The venerable slot machine is undergoing a generational shift. For more than a century, since its invention by a German immigrant named Charles Fey in...