Published On : Fri, Nov 27th, 2020

DraftKings player had his account frozen with $3 million in bets. He is going to court


A resident of Florida made bets in Gclubonline casino through another person from New Jersey, which is called messenger betting. At his request, DraftKings placed two bids for a total of $3 million with a potential profit of $5.6 million, which some consider the largest in the operator’s recent history.

A few weeks later, the account through which the bids were placed was blocked by the operator. Somehow DraftKings found out that the account owner placed bids on someone else’s behalf. This is forbidden by their rules. However, according to the Florida resident, he received verbal permission for messenger betting from DraftKings Director, Johnny Avello, which he is acquainted with.

The bookmaker’s Director denies giving permission. That would be illegal in accordance with the rules of the state of New Jersey. A Florida player claims to have been a Wynn Las Vegas player when Johnny Avello worked there. Avello then gave him written permission for messenger betting. And when he went to work at DraftKings, the player moved there and again received verbal permission to place bets with the help of another person.

In an exclusive interview with SportsHandle, the player showed screenshots of his bets and noted that he is outraged by the operator’s decision and is considering going to court. He accuses the operator of deliberately allowing messenger betting if players lose, and not tolerating it if they win.