Slots player fails to have case heard by Circuit Court judge

May 7, 2012 7:45 PM

A slots player at a tribal casino in Alabama failed to have his case heard by a Circuit Court judge relative to his claim he was denied a $1 million jackpot.

The judge dismissed the case saying the dispute with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians needed to be resolved by a tribal court since he had no jurisdiction to intervene.

The player said he was playing a slot machine at the tribal casino in November, 2010, when the machine’s lights began flashing and sirens went off. He said he was congratulated by other players as well as by casino employees. He alleged one of the workers told him not to let the tribe cheat him out of the money.

His lawyer says he will appeal the judge’s ruling.