Whenever I hear a great, and by that I mean totally bizarre, casino story I always try to get inside of the heads of the people involve. We have the case of Ronald Page. Here is a General Motors retiree that came across an ATM that allowed him to withdraw $1.5 million dollars, and no, this was not money Page had in his account. So his next move is to visit three casinos in the city and try to make more money out of it. I feel like that was a bad move as he managed to spend all of the money at the casinos. So I have to question his thought process. Why not take the money and hop on the plane, immediately to some foreign country where he could live like a god for the remainder of his days.
The only thing I can think is that Page felt the pressure was on and he needed to make more money fast. I suppose he imagined that as soon as he walked away from the ATM with all that money he was on the lamb. Maybe he even intended to return the money he took from the ATM and keep his winnings but never managed to make more money than he stole. Either way, taking it to a casino was probably the least wise move he could have made. And even if he decided to play a portion of it at the casino he should have diversified. Use the money someplace else as well.