Casinos are very entertaining places. Studies have revealed that people go and play in casinos for wining, for losing, for having fun and because of the boredom. We do not know which of the reasons was the motivator for San Jose Sharks left wing, Evander Kane, to enter the casino and lose the whole of $500K.
Evander Kane, who is currently 28 years old, is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for the San Jones Sharks of the National Hockey League. In his Sharks debut, Kane had two assists in a 5–2 win against the Edmonton Oilers. On March 16, 2018, Kane scored his first NHL hat-trick against the Calgary Flames, and then later added a fourth goal, contributing more than half the goals in the Sharks 7–4 win.
On April 26, 2018, Kane received a one-game suspension for cross-checking Vegas Golden Knights forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals. Through nine playoff games, Kane recorded four goals and five points. On May 24, 2018, the Sharks re-signed Kane to a seven-year, $49 million contracts worth $7 million annually. Kane has said that he would like to remain with the Sharks for the rest of his career.
During the 2019–20 preseason, Kane was suspended three games for abuse of officials. Two games after his suspension, Kane became the first Sharks player in franchise history to record a first-period hat trick in a 5–2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
This year has been very mixed for Kane, it seems like he is crossing the road and walking on zebra with while stripes followed by the black ones. Despite several suspensions and the arguments with the officials, he still managed to pull odds in his favor, but apparently not fr too long.
One of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan casino is suing him for $500,000, claiming he failed to pay back gambling markers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The season is very busy for the whole team as well as for Kane, but he managed to get in debt between games 3 and 4 in Las Vegas. According to the lawsuit he took eight markers of between $20,000 and $100,000 around April 15. This was the time when Sharks were in Las Vegas for the first-round NHL playoff against the Vegas Golden Knights, that they won after a controversial game 7.
Well, most probably luck came to Kane on the ice, but not in front of the table. Before the NHL suspended him, Kane complained that he was ejected from a preseason game for being “jumped from behind by a referee.” There was some valuable money of $113,000 lost in the pay and the lawsuit also seeks repayment of legal fees.
Most probably this stripe of Kane can be assumed as the black one, but at least it is followed by the white one.