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NHL star Evander Kane Getting Caned in Las Vegas

Publish: 14.11.2019

The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Casino has filed a lawsuit in Clark County District Court for $500,000 US, claiming 28-year-old Evander Kane, the Canadian NHL star has failed to repay eight markers between $20,000 and $100,000 which he took out with the casino in April of this year. 

His visit to the casino was in between Games 3 and 4 of the opening-round of the Stanley Cup playoff series in Vegas where his San Jose Sharks team eliminated the local Vegas Golden Knights.

It is alleged the Vancouver native failed to pay back a total of $500,000 and now the Cosmopolitan Casino have lumped legal fees on to their bill. On paper his loss should not be a huge problem for the Canadian as he is in the second year of a seven-year, $49 million contract. However he has incurred some losses already this season forfeiting $112,000 in salary this season following a three game suspension for abusing an official during a pre-season game.

Kane’s alleged unpaid casino markers are not the first to strike down an NHL personality in the media this year. Earlier in the fall it was announced Eugene Melnyk, the Ottawa Senators owner was being pursued by the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, for what they claim to be an unpaid 2017 $900,000 gambling debt.

Now OJ Claims against the Cosmo

It’s been a bizarre time for the Vegas Cosmopolitan Casino as it emerged earlier this week that OJ Simpson is suing the Las Vegas property for ‘Defamation’.  

The former NFL star, who was on parole following his conviction in 2008 for assault with a weapon and armed robbery charges, at the time of his complaint claims Cosmopolitan Casino employees had allegedly informed celebrity news site TMZ that he was drunk, unruly, and disruptive, which led to him being banned from the premises.

At the time of the alleged incident Simpson had only been out of jail for just six weeks and so the news quickly went viral. This, it is claimed, led to a parole officer turning up at Simpson’s Las Vegas home unannounced where alcohol and drug tests on the former player were conducted.  

These concluded there had been no violation of probation as a trace of either would have represented a breach. Now Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, is claiming this “ultimately determined that the Cosmopolitan’s assertions against Simpson were false.”