Former gambling addict, Shonica Guy, is suing the Crown Casino in Melbourne after she lost thousands of Australian Dollars. After enduring such a loss, Guy claimed that all of these pokie machines are designed to cheat players deliberately.
Melbourne Pokie Addict
After losing thousands, Guy, decided to take legal action against the pokies manufacturer, Aristocrat. She claims that these machines have stolen around 14 years from her life. She claims that the Dolphin Treasure pokie design is misleading. She further states in the lawsuit that specific pokie deceives players about their chances of winning.
The trial against Crown Casino in Melbourne and Aristocrat is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at the Melbourne Federal Court.
Melbourne Federal Court
Guy is being represented by Maurice Blackburn, an Australian law firm. In addition, the Alliance for Gambling Reform, is also backing this lawsuit.
Tim Costello, anti-gambling campaigner compares the gambling in Australia to be as powerful as the US gun lobby. He goes on to say that the Australian nation as well as state governments rely too heavily on this industry for its revenue and donations. He further stated that 20% of the worlds Pokies can be found in Australia alone.
Guy’s Anticipated Outcome
Guy anticipates an outcome of the Dolphin Treasure pokie, as well as those similar to it, being banned from operating in Crown Casino. Further, she would like Aristocrat to be banned from supplying Crown ‘or any other gaming venue within Australia’ of this pokie or any like it.
Maurice Blackburn confirms that Guy is not interested in pursuing damages after her ten year-long addiction.
Aristocrat Technologies along with Crown Casino have denied the allegations set out by Shonica Guy, and will attend the court hearing on Tuesday to fight their case.
All in All
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