Player sues Mayfair casino for commission

Juste Puharic claims the Park Lane Club promised to match offers at other casinos.
Juste Puharic claims the Park Lane Club promised to match offers at other casinos.

A Croatian customer is suing London’s Park Lane Club after gambling £27m in five days.

UK.- A customer is suing Mayfair’s Park Lane Club for £250,000 claiming he is owed commission after gambling £27m in five days back in May 2015.

Juste Puharic, 51, won £1.5m but claims he only made his roulette wagers on the understanding that he would gain 0.9 per cent commission on his stakes whether he won or lost.  

His representative argued at London’s High Court that the casino offered the commission as a tactic to encourage Puharic to bet more but then refused to pay it. 

Park Lane Club disputes the claim, arguing that no formal commitment was made.

It says that it may have said that it “would do its best to be competitive and would therefore consider matching terms that Mr. Puharic received elsewhere” but that it made no concrete commitment to do so. 

Silverbond Enterprises has recently appealed against the Gambling Commission’s revocation of its licence for the Park Lane Club following a change of ownership.

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