A Massachusetts poker pro who was suing an Atlantic City casino for $1.25 million over a lifetime ban has voluntarily withdrawn the case. Last July, it was reported that Scott Robbins filed a seven-figure lawsuit against the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa after he was kicked off the resort and given a lifetime ban for making a suicide joke when checking in.
According to court documents, the two sides struck an agreement on September 9, but no official file was made with the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Robbins withdrew the lawsuit voluntarily, based on the absence of documents. On a famous poker forum, there was an user that claimed to be Robbins claimed that the state’s highest-grossing casino offered him three alternative settlement options from which to select. There were no details regarding a settlement in any court filings or on the forum. According to the claim, when Robbins checked into the hotel in September 2019, a front desk staff inquired if he preferred a room on the high or low floor.
“Would I be able to make it if I had to leap from a low-floor window?” Robbins cracked a joke.
Robbins told the employee that he was joking when she pleaded with him not to leap. When he arrived at his room on the 30th floor, security officers ordered him to undergo a mental assessment in order to stay at the hotel. Robbins was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he passed the exam. He spent over $2,000 on his medical visit.
He claims he was emphasizing the fact that if he had to leap in an emergency, he would not survive the fall from either a low or high floor. A 25-year-old man committed himself at the casino only a few months previously when he leaped from a 29th-floor hotel room.