However, Bandler felt disadvantaged enough to file a lawsuit against the casino. He argued that consumer fraud laws were being violated due to misleading advertisements surrounding the tournament.
The Golden Nugget argues that state gaming regulators have jurisdiction over the matter, not the courts, and that there is fine print on all advertisements stating the tournament can be canceled. The initial decision was in favor of the casino, but the appeals court overturned Wednesday’s decision and agreed with Bandler.
The New Jersey Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling and would allow Vermont men to sue Atlantic City casinos for a poker tournament that was canceled in 2015.
According to an Associated Press report, Michael Bandler traveled from Vermont to Atlantic City to play in a poker tournament at the Golden Nugget TorajaBet. The casino posted a $ 150,000 prize prize for the event.
The report stated that “the tournament was started but was canceled by the casino due to the low number of registered players.” It is unclear whether the cards are officially airing and the tournament begins or if the staff canceled the event before the match was played.
“The casino omitted stated that it was intended to pay $ 150,000 only as long as enough people signed up, and the only indirect reference to that intention was a disputed disclaimer in fine print of official rules and the right to change or cancel events,” wrote the appeal. court panel about their decision.