JURY COULD HAVE FINAL SPIN IN WHEEL OF FORTUNE

November 23, 2001 11:04 PM
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The ultimate payoff on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine, unfortunately, could come in a Michigan courtroom.

Mary Kraft, a Michigan slot player, has filed suit against the nation’s biggest gaming equipment maker and two of the largest casino operators alleging that the wheel is rigged.

Kraft’s accusation against International Game Technology and gaming giants MGM Mirage and Mandalay Resort Group is that the machine misleads players into thinking a spin is a random act when in fact it isn’t.

The suit alleges that such misrepresentation violates Michigan consumer protection laws, according to a Reuters story.