Speaking about Eddie Antar, a notorious high-stakes gambler who was convicted of fraud in 2019, Klein said, “A party’s recent criminal conviction can,for example, often be used when cross-examining that party, and no doubt the other side will raise it at every available opportunity as the case proceeds.”
“On a practical level, it’s also just harder for his attorney to work with him when he’s behind bars,” said Klein. “It doesn’t mean he can’t overcome all the serious difficulties this can pose, but it does mean it’s going to be much more difficult for him to pursue his civil case than it was before.”
Antar, who says he wagered nearly $30 million from July 2020 to January 2021, claims BetMGM would disconnect him every 15 to 30 minutes when he had a favorable hand. He filed suit against BetMGM and Borgata and other defendants accusing them of fraud, negligence, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
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