Banned slot winner forced to forfeit win

Banned slot winner forced to forfeit win

April 18, 2017 3:00 AM

A suburban Ontario woman who spent $600 playing the slot machines at Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday won a jackpot but reportedly was forced to give it up because she was barred from entering the casino.

Pasqua Digianna, 69, was removed after casino officials learned she was banned from the site on May 28, 2015. The Buffalo News reports that the circumstances behind the ban and the size of the jackpot were not revealed.

Niagara Falls, Ontario Police were called to the casino at 8 p.m. by casino security. Police said Digianna was refunded the $600 she spent on the slots and also issued a City Court appearance ticket for trespassing.

Police say the woman told them she didn’t realize the ban was still in effect.