Greetings from Aruba. Tonight something happened at the Seaport Casino that could have ruined an otherwise great day.
My wife and I started the morning with a nice breakfast in our rented timeshare. We then spent some time on the beach before heading out to the Donkey Sanctuary. We then went back to the room to get ready for dinner at El Gaucho. We arrived early so we had a few drinks and I had a cigar at Garuta. After a fine dinner we decided to walk it off and stopped at the Seaport Casino, that's when the fun started.
My wife sat down at one 25 cent slot and I sat down at the one next to it. I found it odd that as soon as I put my $20 in, it dropped all the quarters out instead of posting the credits. So as I was playing I decided to put three quarters in the empty machine next to me and it hit the jackpot, 2,500 credits ($625.) As I waited to someone to show up to deal with my winnings, the person who was playing three machines down showed up followed by some members of the casino staff. This person was claiming that they were playing that machine and I used their credits. Keep in mind that the machine wasn't holding credits, if was immediately paying out.
After lengthy explanations about the events that transpired, they showed up with some papers that meant nothing. I asked to see the video but they said the feed wasn't working. So in the end, I left with no money. I don't know if it was because the person who claimed to have won was an Arubian just like the staff, but they immediately painted me as the liar and refused to listen to logic. In the end, my wife and I left (after I cursed a bit and knocked over a few chairs on the way out, I overreated, I know.) $625 clearly meant more to that person than it does to me, my biggest problem wasn't the money, it was being called a liar that really upset me. So in conclusion, I suggest that people stay away from the Seaport Casino. They don't have proper surveillance, they don't value the tourists who come in to spend their money.
Thanks for reading my venting. I'm still loving Aruba.