..

Murder Twist in Casino Lawsuit

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Jun/09/2009

BANNED gambling addict Harry Kakavas told Crown casino he had information about a murder and the manufacture of counterfeit gaming chips, the Supreme Court heard.

Former Victoria Police deputy commissioner Bill Horman - Crown's long-time community affairs officer - said Mr Kakavas raised the claims in telephone conversations and meetings in late 1998.

Mr Horman told the court he offered Mr Kakavas the name of a police detective he could speak to, but Mr Kakavas declined.

Neil Young, QC, for the casino, told Justice David Harper the conversations showed Mr Horman and Mr Kakavas discussed a range of issues before his return to the casino - but not his addiction to gambling.

Mr Kakavas was not asked about the conversations when he gave evidence last week.

Mr Horman said several meetings with Mr Kakavas were at the private offices of casino developer and Hudson Conway supremo Lloyd Williams.

It was also claimed that Mr Horman made two visits to see Mr Kakavas at the Fulham Prison, near Sale, where he was serving four months' jail for fraud.

"He made no complaint or comment about his gambling," said Mr Horman.

Mr Kakavas, a multi-millionaire Gold Coast property developer, is suing Crown claiming they lured him back to Melbourne with cash incentives and the use of a luxury jet.

He had previously signed a self-exclusion order banning him from the Southbank venue for life.

He is seeking about $35 million in gambling losses and damages.

The civil trial before Justice Harper continues today.

Michael Warner, Herald Sun        

Gambling News

Adesanya vs. Pereira and Volk vs. Oliveira Fight Odds Released

Oddsmakers believe that Alex Pereira is up next for Adesanya with Pereira a slight +140 underdog.  Adesanya comes in at -160.  He was a -180 favorite Saturday night.

Where Can I Bet Sports From North Carolina Online?

Where Can I Bet Sports From North Carolina Online?

With news that a push to legalize mobile sports in North Carolina had officially failed on July 2, Tar Heel State residents need not fear. Sites such as NitroBetting, operating offshore, now allow individuals to place bets by simply providing their emails.

Winnipeg Jets to Name Rick Bowness Next Head Coach: Oddsmakers Got This One Very Wrong

Winnipeg Jets Look to Name Rick Bowness Next Head Coach: Oddsmakers Got This One Way Wrong

When oddsmakers at BetOnline released odds on the next head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, there was no price offered on Rick Bowness.

Mystic Zach bets 50 push ups on Volkanovski | UFC 276

Mystic Zach bets 50 push ups on Volkanovski | UFC 276

Mystic Zach and Rashad Evans make a bet on who they think will win the Co-Main Event of UFC 276. Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway.

How Does the MyBookie.ag Welcome Bonus Compare With Other Websites?

How Does the MyBookie.ag Welcome Bonus Compare With Other Websites?

The MyBookie.ag welcome bonus is okay, but be prepared to jump through hoops in order to get it. 

Syndicate