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The $2.3 Million Slot Machine At MGM

There’s a slot machine at MGM that hasn’t paid out a jackpot in twenty years. With a progressive payout now over 2.3 million dollars, people have been flocking to play this slot for years.  But they all keep losing. Gamblers looking for a big payday have been making pilgrimages to this machine -- an outdated Lion's Share three-reel slot machine that most casinos would have abandoned. But until a jackpot is paid, the machine will stay.  Rob Copeland from the Wall Street Journal explains the cult status of this legendary machine.

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Rob Copeland, Wall Street Journal Reporter

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