Sharks' Kane sued by Vegas casino for $500K in gambling markers

Thomas Williams
Hockey writer
The Sharks forward allegedly failed to pay back over $500,000 in gambling markers to The Cosmopolitan. (Photo by Kavin Mistry)

The rivalry between Vegas and San Jose has stretched beyond the arena and into court.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sharks forward Evander Kane has been sued by The Cosmopolitan casino for failing to pay back $500,000 worth of gambling markers lent to him back in April. The lawsuit was filed on Monday.

The 28-year-old allegedly took out eight credits — varying from $20,000 to $100,000 — on April 15, 2019.

If that date seems strange to you, it’s because it was in the middle of the playoff series between the Sharks and Golden Knights. Amid a contested battle between the two Pacific Division rivals, Kane was building up a gambling debt on the side.

According to the report, The Cosmopolitan has requested the legal fees be covered in addition to the half-million.

Last summer, Kane signed a seven-year, $49 million deal with the Sharks. Through 12 games this season, the forward has eight goals and 12 points.

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