The Cosmopolitan Drops Lawsuit Against NHL’s Evander Kane

The Cosmopolitan Drops Lawsuit Against NHL’s Evander Kane

The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has dropped a lawsuit it brought against NFL left winger Evander Kane. The casino had alleged that he failed to pay for his casino markers.

The casino claimed nonpayment of dues

According to the Cosmopolitan, Kane was issued eight credits ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 in value. He failed to repay $500,000 in casino markers that were extended to him when he visited the property at the Las Vegas Strip in April 2019. It then filed a suit in the Clark County District Court in November.

The Cosmopolitan Drops Lawsuit Against NHL’s Evander Kane

A casino marker is a cash advance made by the property to a gambler. This amount has to be paid back to the casino. According to some people, it is like a credit for the casino. However, others believe that it is an unofficial check written by a gambler which the casino could cash later. These markers are generally reserved for wealthy or popular people only.

Why did the casino drop the suit?

The casino did not specify why it dropped the suit against Kane. However, it was reportedly dismissed last week on April 2. We do not know if the matter was settled out of court, if Kane made the payments or if it was a misunderstanding between the two parties. However, Cosmopolitan’s attorney Lawrence Semenza suggested that the legal matter has ended.

According to the suit details, the credit was extended to Kane on or around April 15 which is a valid date since his team, the San Jose Sharks, was in Las Vegas to play against the Knights in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The casino sought the repayment of markers, alongside payment of legal fees.

Kane has a history of getting into trouble in Las Vegas. Previously, he was involved in a fight with Ryan Reaves of the Knights during game 3 of the series. Interestingly, this happened just one night before he was extended casino markers by the Cosmopolitan. Before that, he was involved in an altercation with Deryk Engelland. When he was separated by referee Kiel Murchison, he shoved him in the chest.

His salary from the game, about $113,000 was transferred to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. He was also suspended for three games during the season.

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