New York couple sues Revel over slots promotion

Sep 16, 2013 10:18 AM

A New York couple claims in a lawsuit that Revel Casino-Hotel’s slots promotion this summer was misleading and illegal. 

Nicholas and Margaret Peragine of Lake Grove, on Long Island, sued in federal court in Newark Thursday. 

The lawsuit claims the promotion was misleading when it promised gamblers who lost more than $100 playing slots at Revel during July would get their money back. 

The casino offered a refund in slot dollars that didn’t have any cash value in the amount of 5 percent of the total loss. Gamblers also had to come to the casino each week to use the slot dollars or lose that week’s allotment, the lawsuit alleges. 

The Peragines also claim the promotion ads didn’t mention restrictions or used fine print that was “virtually unreadable.” The fine print was displayed on television and online video ads for two seconds, making it impossible to read, the lawsuit alleges. 

Contained in the Peragines’ court filing are images from Revel ads with slogans such as “If You Lose We’ll Give It All Back!” and “You Can’t Lose - All July Slot Losses Refunded.” 

The lawsuit seeks class-action status and unspecified damages. 

Revel didn’t return an email seeking comment Sunday.

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