News broke late Tuesday that a Las Vegas casino is suing San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for $500,000 in gambling credits. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Cosmopoitan Casino filed suit on Monday. Mick Akers of the publication first broke the story.
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Vegas Casino Sues Evander Kane
The story went onto say that Kane took eight separate credits that numbered $500,000. This incident allegedly traces back to win the Sharks played the Vegas Golden Knights during the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The debts got accumulated during Games 3 and 4 in Vegas.
The markers ranged around $20,000 to $100,00 according to the lawsuit. Markers are used by casinos to allow big-money clients to access large amounts of money on the spot.
Kane is in the second year of a seven-year, $49 million deal. He got suspended once this season for three games for abuse of an official. That suspension has cost him $112,000 in salary. Sharks team officials have yet to comment on the lawsuit so far. Two of those three games were against the Golden Knights.
The Vancouver native has 225 goals, 198 assists and 423 points in 662 games. He’s scored nine goals and four assists for 13 points in 13 games this season. The Atlanta Thrashers originally draft Kane in the first round, fourth overall of the 2009 NHL Draft.
What it Means for the Future
The old saying in Vegas is “the house always wins” and they’ll find a way to get their money. Kane will likely have to pay up in the future unless the lawsuit is settled.
This lawsuit will also give more fodder for the Golden Knights’ fans to pick on Kane. The 28-year-old has become the object of scorn in the budding rivalry. This seems to be another bump in the road for Kane, who has had some struggles with off-ice issues in his career.
LAS VEGAS – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gets into a scrape with Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Nate Schmidt. (Getty Images)