Dragon beats casino for his $22k win

Jens Peter Dragon, a fantastically named factory worker from Adelaide, has cleared his name after SkyCity casino dropped allegations that he won $22,000 (AUS) on a gaming machine by illegitimate means.

Days after his win playing the Sega Royal Ascot horse racing machine, Mr Dragon was branded a cheat by the casino and potentially could have faced 10 years in jail if found guilty of taking advantage of a machine malfunction.

"They tried to put me in jail for winning something," he told The Advertiser, an Adelaide newspaper.

"It seemed as if Lady Luck embraced me for a two-day affair, but she turned out to be a harlot who'd been around the block a few times."

Prosecutors dropped the allegations that the money was won because of a malfunction in the machine and now Mr Dragon is considering a lawsuit against the casino. He even had to take a loan out to cover legal expenses.

"The whole experience was shocking," he said.

"I could never have enjoyed the money with (the case) hanging over my head. Now it is gone, and I had to take out loans to cover everything. I'll think about whether I'll pursue a claim for civil damages, losses and compensation for these unjust allegations, which have now been shown to be groundless."

We are sure he would have been breathing fire had he be found guilty.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-02-19 11:26:55

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