Court Finds Australia Casino is Not Liable for Gambler’s $ 20.5 Million in Losses

Court Finds Australia Casino is Not Liable for Gambler’s $ 20.5 Million in Losses

Harry Kakavas, who wagered nearly $1.5 billion on baccarat in just over a year, claimed the casino knew he had a gambling problem and attempted to exploit him.

The High Court rejected this claim.

“He was able to make rational decisions in his own interests,” read a summary of the court’s ruling. “Crown did not knowingly victimize the appellant by allowing him to gamble.”

Kakavas had first sued the casino in 2007.

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