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Updated: Blackjack players who lost at Hard Rock sue to recover losses

OK, here is another twist on getting money back after some losses. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino gets pulled into a lawsuit by an attorney playing the compact angle. He says that because the money was lost under what he argues is a voided compact (the tribe points to Dept. of Interior approval in 2008) ....

The defendants actually are Clear Channel Outdoor, Bally Technologies, and Chipco, the chip manufacturers (this is greater than 180 degrees ... i.e., pretty obtuse). I'm not naming the lawyer because it looks like he's kind of in it for his own name (big surprise there).

Update: But I should name the plaintiffs. They're Lance Campbell and David Moore. I suggest you don't gamble with them or invite them to your home poker game. Because if they lose...

Hey, you folks over in Tampa. Please get these lawyers something better to do.

And, as often is the case. The comments are the best part of this thing. No matter what you think about the Seminoles and gambling, I think they actually score some sympathy on this one, correct?

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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