A poker professional is suing an Atlantic City on line casino for $1.25 million after a poorly timed suicide joke resulted in a lifetime ban.
According to a report from the New York Post, Scott Robbins is suing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the seven-figure sum. Last September, the poker professional from Massachusetts reserved a room and was checking in on the entrance desk.
The lawsuit states that the worker checking in Robbins requested him whether or not he wished a room on a flooring on a decrease stage or one on a better flooring. Robbins then requested, “If I had to jump from a high-floor window, would I make it?” The resort worker then pleaded with Robbins to not bounce out of the window.
Robbins allegedly assured the worker that he wouldn’t bounce and that he was kidding, but in addition requested if he would survive a leap from a room on a decrease flooring.
Ultimately, he was given a room on the thirtieth flooring after which issues received attention-grabbing.
An “armed security force” confirmed up at Robbins’ room and knowledgeable him that he would wish to endure a psychiatric analysis if he wished to remain onsite. An ambulance took him to a neighborhood hospital the place employees mentioned that of their opinion, Robbins was not a hazard to himself or others on the on line casino.
Robbins incurred the medical payments himself, which pressured him to come back out of pocket $2,000 for the incident. It didn’t finish there, nonetheless. When he returned to the on line casino, his private belongings have been faraway from the premises, and he was knowledgeable that the on line casino had banned him for all times.
Robbins determined to file go well with in opposition to Atlantic City’s highest-grossing on line casino.
How did he determine on $1.25 million? Robbins claims that over the following decade, he’ll lose $85,000 per yr in poker earnings and one other $200,000 in sponsorship cash. He added a remaining $200,000 for false imprisonment, interference with potential financial achieve and libel.
He additionally identified within the paperwork that the Borgata’s home windows are greater than an inch in thickness and don’t open.
Over the course of his profession, Robbins has match cashes courting again to 2018 totaling $417,325. His most up-to-date money got here in April when he completed forty fourth in a $600 no-limit maintain’em occasion on the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.