Leon Tsoukernik is suing Facebook for $23 million
Leon Tsoukernik is a businessman who has made millions from his business as well as a poker player and owner of King's Casino in Rozvadov. In the spring, Leon has faced an unpleasant situation: his casino was advertised by scammers, so he is now claiming damages for the harm.
In March, a viral advertisement appeared on Facebook offering to play at King's Casino online. In order to lure players, new users were pledged to be issued $140 for registration. The problem is that the casino doesn’t provide online services, and people could only play live games at King's – the casino is now closed due to the lockdown.
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This ad was launched by scammers, so Leon Tsoukernik is suing Facebook for $23 000 000. The businessman's lawyers filed a lawsuit in early April and are now waiting for the development of the case. Placing such advertisements may have a very negative effect on the King's Casino operation.
According to Tsoukernik, they have contacted Facebook a few times, asking to remove the fraudulent ad. There was no reaction from Facebook: the social network provided a general response to the situation, but they did nothing. Leon’s company considers the misleading advertising with the utmost seriousness, as it can cause significant damage to the casino’s reputation.
Two years ago, Tsoukernik tried to advertise the gambling establishment on Facebook, but they demanded a lot of documents confirming the license, trademarks, etc. But, in this particular case, the scammers easily placed the banner.
Now, Leon expects that the damages will be covered: he seeks over $23 million from Facebook. The amount is quite huge, but even if Tsoukernik's lawyers lose this case, the poker community once again remembered King's Casino - it is still closed due to the coronavirus.