King's Resort vs Facebook: Czech Court Has Jurisdiction Over Lawsuit

King's Resort vs Facebook lawsuit

In April, PokerNews reported that King's Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik was suing Facebook for $24,000,000. He was seeking eight figures in damages after fake mobile adverts were illegally using the King's brand.

Now, in a statement on the King's Resort website they have announced the latest developments in the case.

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A Question of Jurisdiction

The statement says that due to the location of Facebook's headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, most lawsuits against the company are handled in that country.

However, a court in Prague has now ruled that Czech courts have jurisdiction in this case, something that King's say is a "big advantage" for them.

Further Developments

Additionally, the statement reveals further developments to King's case against Facebook. The illegal advertising apparently did not include a reference to gambling addiction prevention, something that all Czech casinos must include.

King's point to this as further evidence of the gambling adverts being illegal.

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Pescatori Named King's Resort Ambassador

In other news, King's Resort have announced that four-time WSOP bracelet winner Max Pescatori is to become the latest King's Ambassador.

With $2.7m in WSOP earnings and and $4.6m in lifetime earnings, Pescatori has cashed four times at the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) at King's Resort, Rozvadov.

No details have been released as to what his role will include, but no doubt we will see 'The Italian Pirate' at the WSOPE later this year.

  • A Czech court has ruled that the case will be tried there, and not in Dublin where Facebook's headquarters is located

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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