Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 11, 2016, 8:42 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

VIENNA: Austrian gambling addicts got all 440,000 Euros back!

Topic closed. Posted 2 years ago. No replies.

Page 1 of 1
PrintE-mailLink
eddessaknight's avatar - nw paladin.jpg
LAS VEGAS
United States
Member #47729
November 22, 2006
4508 Posts
Offline
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

Jackpot! Austrian gambling addict gets 440,000 euros back
Hope lucky player doesn't lose it all back on tables or track

Scroll Down

Eddessa_Knight Sun Smiley


Slot machines will be banned in Vienna from any location except casinos from January 1
.

View photo

Slot machines will be banned in Vienna from any location except casinos from January 1 (AFP Photo/Philippe Lopez)

Vienna (AFP) - A Vienna gambler will get back almost 440,000 euros that he squandered on slot machines, after a local court ruled that he suffered from an addiction, his lawyer said Thursday.

The man claimed he was not responsible for some of the 800,000 euros he spent on slot machines between 2006 and 2010.

Backed by a psychiatric evaluation, the court agreed that his gambling "contracts" for the period should be annulled.

"Unlike in casinos, it's not possible in Vienna to ban somebody from a slot machine room. And you find these machines in many places, including petrol stations," the gambler's lawyer Christoph Naske told AFP.

Gaming group Novomatic, which operates the slot machines in question, has appealed the ruling, the daily Kronen Zeitung said.

Vienna decided in November to ban slot machines from any location except casinos from January 1, saying they targeted mostly poorer neighbourhoods.