After losing $1.6 million in deposit money as well as $1.1 million winnings, three gamblers of the Foxwoods Casino tried to sue the facility for money they claimed was rightfully theirs. The Foxwoods Resort Casino denied the gamblers their winnings and deposit money after accusing the players of cheating.
Long Mei Fang and Zong Yang Li of Los Angeles along with Cheung Yin Sun of Las Vegas were visiting the Foxwoods in 2011 and taking part in mini-baccarat game play. The gamblers went on a big winning streak by using what they call a legal practice of card-monitoring. The gamblers claimed they could tell the difference between certain cards based on the imperfections on the non-playing side.
The casino accused the individuals of cheating and denied the winnings, which caused the gamblers to sue. This past Monday the federal court of New Haven Connecticut ruled in favor of the casino and has dismissed the lawsuit. United States District Judge Janet Hall has ruled that the Mashantucket Pequots, the owner of the casino, has sovereign immunity from the lawsuit.