Losing Gamblers File Suit vs. SugarHouse Casino for $250,000

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Losing Gamblers File Suit vs. SugarHouse Casino for $250,000
10 Jun

Combined losses totaling more than $250,000 have prompted two East Coast gamblers to file a lawsuit against the SugarHouse Casino claiming they were cheated due to unfair decks of playing cards and busted shuffling machines.

Cherry Hill, New Jersey resident William Vespe and Philadelphian Anthony Mattia allege that their pockets are lighter by $103,844 and $147,026, respectively, over an eight-month period of placing wagers on table games such as blackjack and mini-baccarat at SugarHouse. Obviously, they should have tried to place wagers somewhere like nektan casinos - a much safer, online option. The men claim that the Philly casino failed in its duty to provide "a fair wagering environment and a level playing field for wagering,” NJ.com reported.

In support of their complaint, the losing gamblers cited the fact that SugarHouse was fined $100K by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in July 2018 for the use of “illegitimate decks" of playing cards that were either missing cards or using too many, as well as employing broken shuffling machines that flashed warning lights that went unheeded.

The PGBC levied the fine for more than a half-dozen incidents that occurred between May 2017 and January 2018. That's the same time frame that Vespe and Mattia claim to have dumped a quarter of a million dollars at SugarHouse.

The complaint filed in federal court mentions a litany of wrongdoings by the casino that included breach of contract, negligence, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, fraud, and conspiracy to commit fraud. SugarHouse and parent company Rush Street Gaming will have to respond to the allegations.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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