Poker Pro Drops $1.25 Million Lawsuit Against Atlantic City Casino More than Lifetime Ban
A poker pro from Massachusetts that was suing an Atlantic City casino for $1.25 million over a lifetime ban voluntarily dropped the lawsuit.
It was revealed last July that Scott Robbins filed a seven-figure lawsuit against the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa following he was booted from the house and handed a lifetime ban over a suicide joke Robbins made although he was checking in.
According to court records, the two parties reached an agreement on Sept. 9 but there wasn’t a formal filing with the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. The lack of paperwork indicates that Robbins dropped the case voluntarily.
An account on a well-liked poker forum that claimed to be Robbins said that New Jersey’s highest-grossing casino gave him three various settlement gives to select from. Particulars about a settlement have been not disclosed in any court documents or on the forum.
Robbins was checking into the hotel in September 2019 and an employee at the front desk asked Robbins would favor a area on a high or low floor, according to the suit.
“If I had to jump from a low floor window, would I make it?” joked Robbins.
The employee pleaded with Robbins not to jump and he assured her that he was kidding. When he went to his room on the 30th floor, the Millbury native was met by security guards that forced him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to stay at the hotel. Robbins took an ambulance ride to a neighborhood hospital exactly where he passed the exam. The trip to the hospital cost him almost $two,000.
Upon returning to the hotel, his private belongings had been removed from his area and he was informed that he received a lifetime ban more than the suicide jokes he made at the front desk.
Robbins claimed that he wasn’t producing a suicide joke and that he was highlighting that in the event of an emergency where he had to jump, he wouldn’t survive the fall from either a low or high floor.
He came up with the seven-figure quantity after claiming that he would drop $85,000 per year in poker earnings more than the next decade, as nicely as one more $200,000 in sponsorship cash. He added $200,000 for false imprisonment, interference with potential economic obtain and libel.
He also pointed out that the hotel’s windows are much more than an inch thick and do not open. But there was a suicide at the casino just a handful of months prior to when a 25-year-old jumped out of a 29th floor hotel area.