Malta’s Civil Court has ruled that Vittoriosa Gaming, the previous operator of the Casino di Venezia in Vittoriosa, must pay €40,000 to a player from San Marino.
The player won the amount on December 2006 but was only given the €5,000 available in cash at the cashdesk. The rest was handed to him in the form of a cheque however the cheque bounced with the instruction ‘Payment countermanded; stolen.’
The player then launched legal actions against the operator. The operator claimed police investigations had been launched regarding the use of fake ‘chips’ for players to claim winnings. Whilst an investigation had been launched against three players, but the player whose cheque was not honoured was not amongst them. The police hadn’t even questioned him.
The Civil Court ruled Vittoriosa Gaming to pay the balance of €40,000 with interest.