For activities of poker stars in the period from 2006 to 2011, the Canadian gambling group Amaya now a million penalty in the amount of 870 million dollars (794 million euros), such as a court in the US state of Kentucky ruled. Poker Stars is since last year a subsidiary company of Amaya.
After Amaya already last Thursday by a court in Kentucky to a fine was sentenced in the Millions, announced the Canadian gaming company to use all available legal means to use to proceed against this judgment. Already in the year 2010 was action against poker stars were submitted. This was intended to be ordered to pay the Company any losses, the poker players from Kentucky on the website in the period between 2006 and 2011 had suffered, enforce.
Judges imposed million penalty
As Amaya the company poker stars bought in the past year, the Group took over all rights and obligations as well as debts and legal disputes. In his decision, the judges that he is known for a penalty in the amount of USD 290 million decided that this but due to the interest and other costs tripled to 870 million dollars and in favor of the plaintiff brought, it says. The recent decision stands in stark contrast to the same court, only last month in a further procedure found that damage of players should be based on a net loss. The decision is based on Thursday but very clearly not on the previous Court judgment.
“This is a friv oiler and monster of misuse of an obsolete state to the State hired lawyers and not the injured party to satisfy players from Kentucky”, angry, Marlon Goldstein, vice-president of Amaya, after the judgment against an American magazine. “If we consider that poker stars just a turnover of approximately 18 million dollars during the 5 years in question had generated is the sum of the compensation in the amount of 890 million dollars is not only remarkable but an absurdity”.
Obsolete laws in Kentucky
last Thursday, the judgment of the Court is based on completely outdated laws in Kentucky, which were used to allow players to the losses suffered, your opponents to sue. But it was not intended that the state itself enforce such losses. In fact has no other state in the United States such an action.
Amaya wants to make the enforcement of this judgment in abeyance for the time being, the next year at the beginning of January to take action. The appeal is in addition to other arguments also argue that the judgment with legal errors (including the violation of the state and federal constitution). Amaya is also the sum of the compensation ruled out the contest on a 100-year-old regulation is based.