I've read this thread a little at a time, and have been wanting to reply. I agree with the majority here, I think this lady is SOL unless that cheque clears. Technically, she hasn't deposited any money as yet, so how can she possibly win, and how can she be paid on a win that really doesn't exist? Casinos do not allow you to play for free on good faith that you will pay them at a later date, regardless of whether you win or lose. You have to pay upfront, and take your chances. Curious to see the outcome, but doubt it will be a happy one for her. And honestly, IF the cheque bounces, I don't believe she should be paid, innocent mistake or not.