Recovering Gambling Addict Attempts to Retrieve $3 Million Blackjack Losses
July 10th, 2013 by Site Admin
A federal appeals court in Manhattan has ruled that Foxwoods Casino cannot be blamed for the misfortunes of one of its customers.
Fifty-year-old Bruce Tassone, who has openly admitted to being a “pathological gambler,” had lost around $3 million playing table games such as craps and blackjack at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. He had sued the casino in the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, but the court discarded the civil racketeering case he had filed on grounds that the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, which runs the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, has “sovereign immunity” to litigation.
Expressing his disappointment at having lost the case, Tassone revealed his plans to appeal before the US Supreme Court. Admitting that it is “a long shot,” he said that even a recovering gambling addict like him deserves to hit a long shot once in a lifetime.
Tassone has accused the casino of luring him to the blackjack tables through the US mail even after he had requested it to ban him permanently. A resident of North Adams in Massachusetts, Tassone reportedly visited Foxwoods Casino 175 times before his excessive and compulsive gambling habits completely wrecked his marriage in 2000. He was later imprisoned for embezzling $800k from his employer.
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