PokerStars Asks High Court To Toss 'Monstrous' $1.3B Ruling

By Max Jaeger (August 27, 2021, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The operators of the online gambling platform PokerStars want the U.S. Supreme Court to review a "Frankenstein's monster" $1.3 billion award that Kentucky secured under a state law empowering it to recoup citizens' gambling losses, saying the "artificially inflated" award was a gross constitutional violation.

"These monstrous damages cry out for this court's review," says the petition, which was filed with the high court Monday and imported Wednesday. "This case is the poster child for a grossly excessive punishment prohibited by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and the excessive fines clause of the Eighth Amendment."

In 2011, the...

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