US Supreme Court rules in favor of Foxwoods

Foxwoods Casino Resort gets off the hook.

Credit: Neil Stoddart.

The lawsuit filed by Cheung Yin Sun against Foxwoods Resort Casino for not paying her winnings was rejected by US Supreme Court.

US.- Cheung Yin Sun lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino has failed after the US Supreme Court decided to reject it last week. The gambling venue was being accused of not paying winnings of US$1.1 million to Ms. Sun and her betting partners Zong Yang Li and Long Mei Fan.

According to the lawsuit, Sun and her companions were refused their payment after the Connecticut casino considered their playing techniques as cheating and that’s why they decided to take the matter to the Court.

However, legal actions haven’t paid off to the gambling party as a US District Court ruled that the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s Casino couldn’t be sued as it has sovereign immunity for being a federally recognised tribe. Nonetheless, the complainants argued that staff members didn’t act in their capacities as tribe members but in their individual ones.

The lawsuit’s path didn’t end there as the accusers appealed that first ruling to the US Supreme Court but found another negative result as it also rejected the claim last week.

This isn’t Ms. Sun first lawsuit as she is already well known for her skills to spot discrepancies on playing cards to use them in order to win against casinos. She has already been involved in a lawsuit next to poker player Phil Ivey against Crockfords Casino and a co-defendant in another one filed by the Borgata.

Both litigations involved said skills being used by the players in baccarat sessions, where they won US$9.6 million at the Borgata and US$9.98 million at London’s Crockfords Casino. The two lawsuits are still underway as a federal judged sided with the Borgata and both players can still appeal the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that considered their actions had “amounted ot cheating.”