Las Vegas casino sues Sharks' Kane for $500K in unpaid gambling markers

  • Las Vegas casino sues Sharks' Kane for $500K in unpaid gambling markers

Las Vegas casino sues Sharks' Kane for $500K in unpaid gambling markers

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane has been sued for $500,000 by a casino for failing to repay gambling markers extended to him in April, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday. Court documents state that Kane took out eight credits of varying amounts - between $20,000 and $100,000 - on or about April 15, according to the report.

The casino is also seeking repayment of legal fees stemming from the lawsuit.

The dates in question happen to be when the Sharks were playing the Vegas Golden Knights in between Game 3 and Game 4 in the 2019 first-round playoff matchup.

If that date seems odd to you, it's because it was in the middle of the playoff series between the Sharks and Golden Knights.

Kane, 28, was obtained by the Sharks from the Buffalo Sabres in February 2018.

That Kane was allegedly building up a half-million-dollar gambling debt in between those games adds an interesting twist to the narrative that surrounded the series, which ultimately went to the Sharks.

Kane has eight goals and four assists, along with 18 penalty minutes, in 12 games this season.

The 28-year-old Kane is in the second year of a seven-year, $49 million deal he inked with the Sharks.