BetMGM Sued by New Yorker for Gambling Fraud

In a bombshell revelation, the New Yorker has filed a lawsuit against BetMGM alleging that the online gaming company offered the player millions in free bets to keep him from reporting on game glitches.

The plaintiff, in this case, Mr. Sam A. Antar states that he has made numerous complaints about the application to BetMGM but was ignored by operators who made tons of money off his glitchy game-play experience with them

The revelations, made by Mr. Antar which were filed in the New Jersey Superior Court on September 28, 2022, Wednesday, Could have serious implications for the leading gaming brand and tarnish not just its reputation, but the companies affiliated with it.

BetMGM Controversy

New Jersey’s leading online gaming brand BetMGM is in the midst of a controversy, as New Yorker files a lawsuit against the operator. In the lawsuit, Sam A. Antar stated that while playing with the BetMGM online casino app, there will be frequent connectivity issues especially when he’s got a favorable hand. His balance will be erased and the only way to get it back is to deposit additional funds. He said that this happened only once every 15-30 minutes.

In addition, he also revealed that the issue made him gamble $29 million in just a span of nine months. He stated that he reported the disconnectivity issue to several officials but they prefer to settle it by just giving an incentive, free bets for his account which can not be withdrawn.

Moreover, the suit also mentions that an account manager told Mr. Antar he was not alone in experiencing the issue, and during a nine-month period from May 2019 when he claimed to place over 100k bets online on their app. As a result, the claimant said that the free credits have made his gaming addiction even worse.

What Could Happen Next?

The possible effects of the BetMGM Controversy are far-reaching and disturbing. If the allegations of gross negligence, consumer fraud, racketeering, and a handful of civil suits turn out to be true, it could have a devastating effect Not only on BetMGM’s bottom line, but also on MGM Resorts, Entain PLC, and Borgata Casino. In addition, it could also damage the company’s reputation and lead to a loss of business.

Even if the allegations turn out to be false, the controversy could still lead to a loss of confidence in the company and its products. As a result, the possible effects of the BetMGM Controversy are very serious and should not be ignored.

Real-Money Staff
by Real-Money Staff
October 4, 2022