The Ritz Club, a casino run by London Clubs International, is party to a £2 million High Court lawsuit against billionaire Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury, who played and lost the money, and then added himself to the casino’s self-exclusion list.
According to ABC News, Al-Geabury wrote a check to the casino for £2 million in roulette chips; he lost the £2 million in less than two hours, and then demanded more credit. When he was denied, he asked for a self-exclusion form and signed it. The check later bounced.
Psychiatrists will evaluate Al-Geabury for a gambling disorder and assess whether the casino staff should have noticed the disorder. The gambler has countersued the casino asking for £3.4 million or £5.4 million in damages in the event the court rules for the Ritz.