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    NZ gambler trumped by self-imposed casino ban - Seven News

    A man who won $NZ60,000 ($A48,040) playing poker at an Auckland casino was refused the jackpot because he had banned himself from the premises for gambling too much, a newspaper reported on Friday.

    Sothea Sinn, 28, won the prize playing Caribbean stud poker at Auckland's Skycity Casino on Wednesday, but casino staff refused to pay, saying he was banned at his own request, The Dominion-Post newspaper reported.

    "I was absolutely gutted," Sinn told the newspaper.

    Sinn said that in 2004 he demanded the casino ban him and his girlfriend because he was gambling too much. He said he thought the ban had expired but casino staff said he had agreed to undergo counselling before re-admission and had not done so.

    Sinn said he would take his case to New Zealand gambling authorities.

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    ............yet they allowed him to lose as much as he could...

    double standard

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    Default Re: NZ casino refuses to pay jackpot

    never woulda happened in adelaide...
    Seriously rickwaa be more of a loser.

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    nah, it has

    the guy that held up crown mahogany room with gun,...he fleed to adelaide and lost 340k,,,,when he had 15k left,,,they alerted Crown....

    its all fucked

    'the man' gets it all in the end...even in adelaide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hof View Post
    ............yet they allowed him to lose as much as he could...

    double standard
    This.
    Note to self: Fold Aces on the bubble.......

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    Default Re: NZ casino refuses to pay jackpot

    do they intend to pay him at a later date? maybe they didnt want to pay it out at the time.

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    This guy is in a great position.
    Since the casino takes the self-imposed ban seriously,by refusing to pay the Jackpot,they can be sued for negligence.They were meant to keep the guy out.
    They failed their duty and can be taken to court.
    They can't have their apple andeat it too.
    This guy could win big money if he finds a good lawyer.

    By the way Hof,casinos never ask where you got your money as long as you are losing.All Australian casinos are guilty of this,especially Crown and Sydney.
    John Kocbek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK. View Post
    This guy is in a great position.
    Since the casino takes the self-imposed ban seriously,by refusing to pay the Jackpot,they can be sued for negligence.They were meant to keep the guy out.
    They failed their duty and can be taken to court.
    They can't have their apple andeat it too.
    This guy could win big money if he finds a good lawyer.

    By the way Hof,casinos never ask where you got your money as long as you are losing.All Australian casinos are guilty of this,especially Crown and Sydney.
    This

    He should sue and win more than the jackpot in any actual and punitive damages for the casino failing to protect him from his gambling problem after he took steps to have himself banned

    If he lawyers up he wins here easily

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    Default Re: NZ casino refuses to pay jackpot

    Huh? He knew he wasn't supposed to be there. "Poor me, i have no self control, It's the casino's fault, I know I've been banned but it's up to the casino to stop me... blah blah blah". He willingly chose to ban himself, so why should the casino break his own "self imposed" request. It's people like that who give casino's a bad name. No self restraint.

    Same rules apply at crown, if an excluded (self or otherwise) player is caught gambling then any winnings that occur during the "process of removal" are donated to the state government.

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    Default Re: NZ casino refuses to pay jackpot

    It's the casino's responsibility not to let you gamble if you self ban.

    Same with sports clubs etc, I used to work at one and we insta-kicked out any self-banned people from the pokies area because that's exactly what you're obliged to do when someone self bans. Anything else is irresponsible and encourages problem gambling and a judge should see it as such.

    The casino is entirely at fault here for not escorting the problem gambler from the premises as soon as he entered a gaming area.

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