Las Vegas Cosmopolitan sues NHL player over massive debt
Evander Kane owes half-a-million to the casino
Evander Kane is becoming a trending topic these last days, but not due to his outstanding performance with the San Jose Sharks. This NHL player is being sued by a casino on The Las Vegas Strip that claims Kane did not honor a debt he had for $500,000 this past April. He apparently is better at hockey than he is at gambling.
Last Thursday, an attempt to speak to the attorney of Cosmopolitan, Lawrence Semenza III, was declined as he refused to release any information about the civil lawsuit presented last Monday against Kane. The casino is demanding Kane to repay the amount of $500,000 in gambling markers issued to him, as well as another $15,000 to cover the interest for the late payment and some general fees the casino has incurred. Based on a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cosmo issued a total of eight different markers back on April 15, each with a value between $20,000 and $100,000. Around this time, the Sharks team was visiting Las Vegas to play a match against the Golden Knights for the first round of the playoff series.
There hasn’t been any news from Kane’s side to give a declaration about this matter to the media. It is unclear right now if he even has a lawyer already to represent him at the court. This Canadian citizen currently has a $49 million contract with the Sharks since last year. It’s fair to think he has the funds to back up this amount the casino is asking for.