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Compulsive Gambler Sues Casino For "Letting Him" Lose $260,000
12-29-2019, 11:51 PM,
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Compulsive Gambler Sues Casino For "Letting Him" Lose $260,000
Compulsive Gambler Sues Casino For "Letting Him" Lose $260,000

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<div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>It's a bold strategy, Cotton, let's see if it pays off for him...</em></p>

<p>Tarwinder Shokar is taking an unorthodox step after getting cleaned out on a gambling binge. After losing about $260,000 US, Shokar <strong>has now turned around and sued the Caesars Windsor Resort And Casino</strong> as well as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission for his losses - <strong>plus about $381,000 in punitive damages</strong>, according to <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/casino-sued-compulsive-gambler-letting-him-lose-260000-1479307">Newsweek</a>.</p>

<p>The case was filed around the time the gambling took place and has been recently transferred to the Superior Court of Justice in Windsor.</p>

<p>Shokar's lawyer Iain MacKinnon said: "Our position is he was a compulsive gambler and the casino and/or the OLG were either well aware of his past background—or should have been."</p>

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<p>Shortly prior to his binge, Shokar apparently attempted suicide by throwing himself in front of a bus after losing all of his money at a different casino. <strong>Ironically, he survived the accident and actually wound up collecting a large insurance payout as a result of his injuries. He then took the insurance money and lost that all, too.</strong></p>

<p>Shokar reportedly had fraud convictions and had been banned from a number of other casinos due to his behavior. A travel agency was said to then recommend Caesars Windsor, who Shokar claims knew that he was there to spend a large amount of money, and who treated him to VIP treatment, including plying him with alcohol.</p>

<p><strong>His first visit on October 17, 2013 resulted in him losing about $70,000 US. On his next visit, he racked up losses of about $190,000 US.</strong> The lawsuit says the casino should have known that he had a gambling problem, but instead chose to "take advantage of him".</p>

<p><em>Which is precisely the line of business that casinos are in...</em></p>
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