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Two Internet Gambling Funnies of 2010

4 January 2011 by admin

I know, we are already in the New Year, but sometimes it is amusing to look over your should and get a good laugh. So I have looked back through the online gambling stories for some of my favorite funnies—stories that made me laugh and made me want to tell the poor soul who committed these acts, ‘Why?’

I suppose my favorite is the story of Scott Crespo. Mr. Crespo is a resident of the state of Illinois. In Illinois it is perfectly legal to sue to recover your gambling losses if you can prove that the person you are suing cheated, and their cheating resulted in you losing your money. And this is exactly what Mr. Crespo is setting out to do.

Throughout 2010, Mr. Crespo played in something like seven hundred online poker tournaments, all of which he lost. In some of these online poker tournaments he played against some big names and in some rather weighty tournaments. As you can imagine, Mr. Crespo lost a fair bit of money; and under Illinois law, is trying to recover it by saying six rather well-known online poker players cheated. I cannot imagine how this looks to the Illinois courts—a guy losing seven hundred online poker tournaments and then saying that six players who are known for being on top of their game and for creating a name for themselves in the online poker world cheated. I am sure you can see where my thoughts are going. I think it is time for Mr. Crespo to find a new, more easily played online casino game.

Another funny I am rather fond of is the New Zealand man who won $60,000, which the online casino refused to pay him on the grounds that he was a banned player. And it is try that the gentleman in question did ask to be banned from this particular online casino because he had a gambling problem. He figured if he was banned from playing he would not be allowed to register and play for real money. To me this sounds like some pretty reasonable logic.

So six years later the gentleman in question registers for an account at the online casino he asked to be banned from—perhaps he forgot he asked to be banned several years prior—and proceeds to play for real money, winning $60,000 playing Caribbean Stud Poker. So it comes time for the online casino to pay the man his winnings and they realize that he was supposed to banned. Naturally they refused to pay him and naturally he took them to court.

On one hand he is a banned player per his own request so I can see how the online casino would want to refuse to pay him. But on the other hand the gentleman did request to be banned and he was still able to not only create a player account, he was also able to gamble with real money, which puts the error on the side of the online casino. Last I heard on this one was that it was still in the courts of New Zealand.

Those are two of my favorite online gambling funnies from 2010. Reading about them never fails to make me smile. But it is my hope that other patrons of online gambling will learn from these two gentlemen’s mistakes: never be a sore loser and never play at an online casino that you have had yourself banned from. We hear at OSC wish you a happy, profitable and well-thought-out New Year!

2 Responses to “Two Internet Gambling Funnies of 2010”

  1. Wen says:

    LMAO here. You made me smile. thanks for sharing these. I might share this to others too. haha! I never imagined these internet gambling funny stories. haha 🙂

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