Kelowna man sues offshore casino over $300,000 jackpot

A retired lawyer in Kelowna is suing an offshore gambling website over allegations that he was stiffed on a jackpot worth nearly $300,000.

In a lawsuit filed last month, Victor Janicki claims he was playing cards on Panama-based on Feb. 23, 2023. The site used virtual card dealer supplier Visionary iGaming, which is based in Costa Rica.

Janicki said he paid a one dollar entry fee in an attempt to win the 3 Diamond 7s Jackpot, a blackjack side bet that awards a jackpot if a bettor is dealt three diamond sevens on their first three cards.

Janicki’s lawsuit claims that is exactly what happened, and he was awarded the jackpot online by supervisor “Mango 7” employed by Visionary iGaming.

After receiving instructions through a text box online on how to collect his winnings of USD$220,550, Janicki claims BetOnline has refused to honour the award.

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