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Wynn Las Vegas casino now suing "Girls Gone Wild" founder

Wynn Las Vegas casino now suing "Girls Gone Wild" founder The Wynn Casino in Las Vegas has filed yet another lawsuit to collect gambling debt, this time the target is Joe Francis, the founder of "Girls Gone Wild". The casino is trying to collect $2 million from Francis from alleged gambling debt he accumulated in 2007. According to the Wynn Casino, during February of 2007 Joe Francis willingly accepted a $2.8 million marker for a high-stakes gambling spree in February 2007 but only repaid $800,000. Wynn Las Vegas spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne said she could not comment on the specifics of the lawsuit but said the casino wouldn't have sued unless other options were exhausted.

 The casino filed a similar lawsuit against NBA star Charles Barkley seeking a repayment of $400,000 gambling debt, which the former basketball player settled soon after. But it seems Joe "Girls Gone Wild" Francis will not go down that easy. A spokesman for the GGW producer said Francis satisfied his debt to the Wynn Las Vegas casino through "prior agreements" and will fight the lawsuit. "The Wynn hotel has chosen not to honor its agreement to apply certain discounts to balances they have already been paid for," read part of a statement by Francis' spokesman Ronn Torossian. Wynn Casino is also currently suing Alonzo Mourning Charities for an unpaid bill of $50,000.

 Published on 07/03/2008

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