RITZ casino richer for £2 million after winning the battle in court with a gambling addict
It is one of the world wide known gambling places – the Ritz casino with restaurant and club where world known businessmen come to try their luck and try to earn few more pennies, or in this case, lose 2 million pounds.
The Swiss businessman named Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury, who has homes in Chelsea hood in London and in Geneva, came to see what the Ritz club and casino was all about and to see if he has luck there. He is a well-known casino player around UK and he enjoys playing even for hours and hours. This time he had played a game of roulette in London and lost £2 million after going on a frantic gambling spree that was uncontrollable. The lucky Ritz casino was in Mayfair, and it is well known casino because it markets itself as having the most exclusive membership with the highest levels of opulence in it.
The whole situation happened on the evening of 19th February 2015 where the Swiss businessman Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury watched an Arsenal football match, and unhappy with the result went to the casino to try to make himself feel better. He ordered a check in exchange for roulette chips worth five million pounds that was eventually returned unpaid. After that he requested another 5 million pounds which were refused by the casino and that was a problem to Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury.
The Swiss businessman was unhappy with the decision of the casino not to let him play anymore brought the whole thing to the court, but another problem lied there for him.
The judge Ms Justice Simler was not even moved by this fact having previously studied the rules and regulations of the casino, knowing that a player is not allowed to gamble that much amount of money in that short period of time.
He decided to get his money back by suing the Ritz casino for taking advantage over his gambling problems. The Ritz officials and Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury were present when the judge Ms. Justice Simler made a decision, and it was that Safa failed to deliver a written form document of his disorder therefore the casino Ritz had all the rights to do what it did.
The paper that Mr. Al-Geabury brought to the court that he has been going under treatment from 8th of April 2014 were insufficient to turn the court in his favor.
What came good after the whole situation is that the Ritz casino now has a self-volunteering service where you can volunteer if you have gambling problems, where on the other hand it reduced the amount of cash you can put in a week so you can gamble more and avoid situations like this. Now the casino and every player there are safer and they can enjoy a round of good roulette.