ATM Malfunction Sends Pennsylvania Casino Patrons Home Unhappy
At a time when it is extremely difficult to bring people in the US out to gamble, the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Pennsylvania was set for a big night Friday. Instead of spending money gambling, however, many patrons went home unsatisfied with their casino visit.
That is because an ATM malfunction stopped these patrons from withdrawing funds from their bank accounts. Without the availability of the ATM machines, there was no way for some of these patrons to pull out the money they wanted to gamble with.
"I was fully prepared to pull a couple of hundred dollars out of my bank and take a shot on some of the slot machines," said Walter Roscoe, "But when the machines weren't working, I just decided to go to another local bar for my entertainment."
Global Cash Access is the Las Vegas-based company that supplies the ATM machines at Meadows, and they have admitted that there was a problem with machines. An apparent power outage on the Visa credit card network is being blamed for the outage.
The machines were out of service at the casino from approximately 11Pm on Friday night until 3AM Saturday morning. The casino is located just outside of Pittsburgh where the new Rivers Casino has created competition for the gamblers of Pennsylvania.
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