Sunday, May 23, 2010

Robbers attack Florida internet gambling center

Leesburg, Florida police were quick to respond to a mid-morning call from an Internet gaming centre after it was robbed by a gang this week. Two men and a woman were arrested and a male accomplice is currently being sought. The Sun Sentinel newspaper reported that Anwar Dixon and Maurice Green are being held on charges of armed robbery, and that Neva Mitchell, the female driver of the getaway car, was also in custody. The three men, who had their faces covered, left M&R Sweepstakes on Old U.S. Highway 441 after the robbery in a silver car driven by the woman. The amount stolen has not been released. Moments later, the car was spotted by Leesburg Police, and stopped. The three men ran away but two were soon captured and a third is still on the loose, authorities said. The woman was arrested at the scene. Read Story

Machine 'malfunction' sours player's win

PALM COAST -- Adam Hattani thought he was indeed lucky when a video game machine at Lucky Day Sweepstakes showed he had won $41,000.
But then the Palm Coast resident was told it was a malfunction, simply a crazed machine spitting out zeros.
Instead, Hattani was given $1,000 cash. But he said he should have received more, if not the entire $41,000.
"I told them it's not malfunction when you take people's money," Hattani said in an interview. "It's not malfunction if your machine is broken and keeps taking people's money. Oh, that's good for you. But when it comes out for people, to pay people the money, you don't want to pay me." Read Story