Scott Robbins, a professional poker gamer from Massachusetts, is suing the Borgata gambling establishment after one of his jokes presumably brought him a lifetime restriction and a check out to a psychiatrist. The poker pro’s suit exposes two dozen allegations against the Borgata, seeking some $1.2 million compensation.
According to documents submitted with New Jersey Superior court last month, expert poker player Scott Robbins from Massachusetts sued the Borgata gambling establishment in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The suit is connected to a lifetime ban which he received and a psych medical facility journey after supposedly one of his jokes did not land well with the hotel staff.
The claim dates back to Robbins’ visit to the Borgata in September 2020. Although he had gotten in a WPT Borgata main event, he couldn’t complete it, which he also explained in his claim. Robbins declares that Borgata’s restriction may lead to future losses for him of up to $850,000. Furthermore, in his match, Robbins alleged that his civil rights were breached under New Jersey law and triggering him emotional distress.
Overall, his legal complaint explains more than two dozen accusations against the Borgata, such as breach of duty of public lodging, defamation, slander, libel, breach of contract, and more. Robbins seeks approximately $1.25 million with his lawsuit against the operator.
Back in September 2020, when Robbins was checking-in at the Borgata, he made a quip concerning jumping out of a window. Although he claims that the remark was a joke, the hotel personnel has supposedly misinterpreted his words.
According to Robbins’ complaint, he was asked if he prefers a low-floor or high-floor space upon reaching the hotel’s front desk. Reacting to the question, he made a joke, asking if he would survive if he jumps from a high-floor window (referring to an occasion such as an earthquake or fire).
Hearing Robbins, the hotel clerk informed him not to do that, to which he responded that he would not. Nevertheless, he jokingly included that it doesn’t matter what flooring he gets a room on, thinking that he would not make it through either way, according to the claim. After that, Robins received his secret and headed to his room, located on the 30th flooring.
Little did Robbins know that his joking made at the front desk will lead to him going to a psychiatrist the same day. When the poker pro looked into his room, he was supposedly seen by hotel security, instructing him to check out a psychiatrist to continue his stay.
Robbins then had to take an ambulance trip that took him to a psychiatrist at nearby Atlanticare Regional Medical Heart. After speaking with him, the psychiatrist concluded that Robbins is not a hazard to anybody or himself.
Still, he had to pay an $865 expense for a visit to the psychiatrist, as well as the ambulance trip, which cost him $1,157. After returning to the Borgata, the hotel security had moved his valuables, which resulted in Robbins trying to find another hotel for the night, the lawsuit claims.