gambler sues casino for losses
An Aussie gambler is suing
Crown Casino for losses incurred in over an year.
Kakavas, 40-year-old Australian gambler and a millionaire
property developer, is suing Crown Casino and its executive John
Williams for $26 million USD he allegedly lost at the baccarat
table in a 14-month gambling spree at the casino. According to
Kakavas, he asked the Crown Casino management to ban him from
gambling at the casino in 1994 after previous losses. But after
the casino found out that the high-roller was flying from
Australia to Las Vegas to gamble, they lured him back in 2005
with private jet flights, free money and promised Kakavas up to
20% back on his losses at the casino.
A lawyer for the casino admitted that Harry
Kakavas was offered free transportation and gifts to come back
to the Crown Casino, despite the self-imposed ban ten years
earlier. But the casino claims that Kakavas was not forced to
accept any of the gifts and should be responsible for his own
actions. Crown Casino has filed an application to strike out
Kakavas' $26 million law suit against the casino.
Published on 09/25/2007