Gaming Strategy
Featured Stories
Legal News Financial News Casino Opening and Remodeling News Gaming Industry Executives Search News Subscribe
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Related Links
Related News
Search Our Archive of Gaming Articles 

Australian gambler sues casino over binge

5 November 2008

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As reported by Reuters: "An Australian gambler who lost millions in a A$1.4 billion ($909 million) gaming spree is suing one of the country's largest casinos, claiming he was targeted by managers despite a known gambling addiction.

"In a case which lawyers say could have implications stretching to China, gambling addict Harry Kakavas is suing Crown Casino in Melbourne for A$50 million damages after a mammoth 14-month baccarat binge in which he lost A$37 million.

"At the time in 2007, property developer Kakavas had been barred from every casino in Australia.

"But the Supreme Court in Victoria state was told that Crown's management did not 'give a monkey's' about a prohibition in place since 2004, the Age newspaper said..."

< Gaming News