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Slot Machines: If You Can’t Beat them, Sue Them

There’s a very interesting case moving through the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador this week. A judge has certified the class action lawsuit of two men who are suing the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) for ‘deceptive and illegal‘ practices regarding video lottery terminals (VLTs), aka slots machines. On the outside, it would seem to be a simple case of ‘if you can’t beat them, sue them‘. And while gambling cases of that nature don’t generally pay off for the plaintiffs, these two men may actually have solid ground to stand on. After a review of the filings, Supreme Court NL Justice Alphonsus Faour certified the class action suit, saying the two men’s claims do have merit. Faour said the representatives in the case, Douglas Babstock of Mount Pearl and Fred Small of Gander, have presented a “workable” case against the ALC. “The plaintiffs have asserted a claim which rests … Continue reading

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