Who does that jackpot belong to? By Christina Applebaum I was at a casino recently and learned something I didn't know. We were at the Players Club desk getting my guest a Player's Card. Well my guest is from out of town. As a matter of fact she is from out of the country. So we got to talking to the woman getting her card for her, first of all she needed to show her passport to get a card, and then the woman was explaining to her how the card works. Well, that is when things got interesting. The woman who was working behind the counter started talking about a younger player who had hit a jackpot and had been asked for his ID. I asked if he had been old enough and it turns out he was - just barely. I had made a joke that if he hadn't been the mother would have had to switch seats with him quick. The woman informed me that would have done no good because with any big win they check the footage from the cameras and who ever was playing is who won. Then she went on to tell me that if I was playing a machine and someone (even a stranger) reached over me and spun the reels on my machine and hit a jackpot, whoever pushed the button is who the jackpot belongs to. Can you imagine? Who knew? Needless to say once I heard this I was guarding my buttons the rest of the night.