Problem Gambler seeks Special Leave to Appeal to High Court

The High Court of Australia will tomorrow hear an application for special leave to appeal by Mr Chris Reynolds against the decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in his case against Katoomba RSL Club for losses resulting from his compulsive gambling.

Mr Reynolds is seeking to recover $57,000 of the money that he lost at Katoomba RSL Club between 1992 and 1994 while he was a compulsive gambler. The Club cashed personal, business and third party cheques for Mr Reynolds during this period to enable him to gamble.

Mr Reynolds claims that Katoomba RSL breached its duty of care to him to responsibly provide gaming services and exploited his vulnerability by assisting him with funds to gamble when the Club knew his gambling was compulsive and allowed him to gamble well beyond his means. It also failed to observe a self banning order requested by Reynolds and his family.

The case will be heard at 9.30 am on Friday, 9 August 2002 at the Law Courts Building, Queen’s Square, Sydney.

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