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Ritz Club Casino sue self-excluded billionaire for $2m losses
Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury, who signed a self-exclusion order in 2009, lost £2 million at the Ritz Club in London.
The incident took place on February 19th 2014 and the billionaire managed to lose that amount in just less than two hours playing roulette.
However now London Clubs International owned casino has taken Safa to High Court as check he signed that night was returned unpaid.
The casino now intends to reclaim the outstanding balance, plus an extra £200,000 in interest by taking the gambling act to court.
But Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury argues Mayfair’s Ritz Club that the blame lies with the casino as he only allowed to access to his gambling funds after the casino gave him match tickets for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, proceeding to give him a £5 million gambling credit line straight after.
Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury said:
“[A casino representative] asked why I was not coming to the Ritz Club. He then suggested I should go to the Ritz Club and said my style of play was very attractive. I told [the man] I was a problem gambler and that I had limited my access to my own money for that reason. He said access to money was not a problem and I would be provided with credit of up to £5million, which I could pay back when I liked.”
The 52-year-old’s counsel Kevin Pettican argued that The Ritz Club was in breach of its own gaming license terms by virtue of giving credit to the self-excluded problem gambler.
He also went to state it the casino bore responsibility in exerting “undue influence and unconscionable transaction”.
In addition, a counter claim for £5.4million was filed against the Ritz Club, depicting the amount of cash Safa lost gambling at the casino between October 2010 and February 2014.
As part of procedure, the honorable court has directed psychiatrists to evaluate the degree of the Swiss national’s gambling addiction, and whether it was notable enough for the casino employees.
2014 recap: Online poker’s biggest winners and losers
2014 was a fabulous year for online poker and 2015 promises to be even better. As we take the plunge into yet another season, let us reflect back on how 2014 was, especially for big name poker pros. Hence, here we list some of the biggest winners and losers in online poker in the year gone by.
None other than Dan “jungleman12” Cates was 2014’s biggest online winner with winnings worth $2,805,751 on Full Tilt Poker. With his $631,288 winnings on PokerStars, Cates’ total winnings add up to $3,437,039. Despite being numero uno, Cates did not better Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker’s 2013 total of $6,190,599.
Mikael “punting-peddler” Thuritz, despite a spirited performance, had to settle for the number two position with a profit of $2,572,989. Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius rounded up the top three with an impressive total winning tally of $1,683,538 in 2014.
The biggest losers list of 2014 in online poker boasts of some of the biggest names in the world of poker. Gus Hansen has topped in 2014 with losses worth $5,864,263. He has witnessed a downfall in last couple of years after dropping $8,461,472 in 2013 and $3,204,539 in 2012.
Poker legend Phil “Polarizing” Ivey too had a terrible 2014 with all the lawsuits off the felt. On the felt, especially online, Ivey’s year was not great either. Phil lost $2,372,298 in 2014, finishing second on the list behind is former FTP colleague Hansen.
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is never far away from such lists. He ended up in number three position dropping $1,698,911 in 2014. Another big name Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, too lost $1,092,098 in the year gone by.
That’s a round up of all the biggest winners and loser of 2014 in online poker. We wish all the players and pros a very happy new year and may the poker gods smile on them so they have a wonderful 2015 winning big eye-bulging amounts.
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Norway commences online poker legislation assessment
With each passing day, Norway’s intent of pushing for a legal online gambling system within the country gains more traction. But the entire committee is not convinced to regulate online gambling in Norway as some are still against it. Legislative Culture Committee ordered a new in-depth report to analyse the proposals of online gambling, poker in particular.
Culture Committee’s Chairman, Svein Harberg said:
“We should look at all options to get gambling that is already taking place to be regulated”.
Among all the EU nations, Norway has some of the most forcefully gambling regulations. Norsk Rikstoto and Norsk Tipping are only two state approved companies that offer restricted online gaming. Such games come under the umbrella of Ministry of Culture and Church affairs jurisdictions.
The new initiative of the committee could carve open several new avenues. They will study the online gambling systems of other countries such as Denmark, UK and Sweden before passing their own legislation.
There is a perception that online poker is low risk when it comes to problem gambling. Hence passing of legislation for online poker is believed to empower a change in gambling habits throughout and that is also bound to open the Norwegian market to operators. A legal online poker system would also help in building the revenue stream.
As per a report, $170 million in gross revenues go to offshore operators while Norway gets nothing. Hence, if the new plan is properly adhered to, a regulatory framework can be functional by 2015, which is perfectly in time for the Norway Championship of Poker.
In February 2013, the Culture Minister, Thorhild Widwey had given an approval for not just national live poker tournament, but also approval to legalize low stakes, home games.