Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug.31 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The Tbilisi Poker Club has refused to pay winnings to a lucky Tbilisi resident who won 2.7 million lari (about $1.5 million) this week. According to the club's owners, the machine "does not have the right" to issue such awards, as its bonus rate is limited.
The club intends to send the machine to its Austrian manufacturer to confirm its serviceability.
Irakli Zedgenidze won the jackpot after depositing one lari into the slot machine.
He will not receive his winnings before the machine is examined by experts. Meanwhile, he has already appealed to a lawyer and intends to dispute the club's decision.