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#pounditSaturday, May 15, 2021

Sharks’ Evander Kane sued by Cosmo for gambling debt accumulated during playoff series

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you’ve racked up a gambling debt like Evander Kane.

The San Jose Sharks winger has been sued by The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas for allegedly failing to pay back $500,000 in gambling markers, according to a story published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday.

The Review-Journal says the filing alleges Kane “took out eight credits of varying amounts between $20,000 and $100,000 on or about April 15.”

April 15 was between Games 3 and 4 of the first-round playoff series between the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights. The Sharks won the series and eventually lost to the Blues in the Western Conference finals.

The proximity to all the casinos in Las Vegas — and the legality of sports betting in the state — was long part of the deterrent for professional sports leagues having teams in the city. This is just more evidence of why players need to be careful when in Vegas for sports events. Raiders GM Mike Mayock knows all about it.

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