Vancouver, Brown: Family disputes are very common but Lisa Brown is now in the middle of an almost CA$20 million quarrel with her brother that involves the popular online casino operator Europacasino.
Lisa is a graphic designer working from her home in Vancouver where she lives with her mother and her brother James who was recently fired due to the known global situation. However he still manages to do some sporadic work from time to time which is mainly paid in cash.
A few months ago James came back from work exhausted so he relaxed a bit sitting on his couch and scrolling through his news feed. There he came across an advert for Europacasino. Tired as he was, he scrolled past but went back quickly to read the advert again. It was then that he saw the promotion they were offering CA$2400 upon a deposit of only CA$10. It was too good a deal to pass up, besides he wasn’t risking anything.
He signed up, had fun playing a few games with his free CA$2400 and even won a few times. James wanted to play more as the jackpot kept climbing up and he felt like this was his lucky day and he wanted to win big.
He asked his sister to borrow her credit card as he had only cash at that moment. Lisa didn’t hesitate and lent him the credit card so he could deposit CA$10 to play and received a bonus from Europacasino of 100% so now he had a total of CA$20.
Few minutes later, James started to scream: “I won, I can’t believe it”. The Buffalo Blitz mega jackpot of 17.8 Million was in his hands. He was so happy he started to hug his mother and sister and he started to dream about all the things he would buy with this money. But his sister stopped him and said:
“What do you mean you won? I won, it’s my money not yours!”
You can imagine the face of Lisa’s brother when his sister started to doubt his ownership of the money.
Since then, the family’s harmony is obviously not the same.
James believes that the money he won belongs to him and he is more than happy to give back his sister the CA$10 he received as a loan:
“I’m ready to give her back immediately the CA$10 even with interest if she likes”.
Lisa on her part thinks that she gave the money as a partnership or investment, not as a loan therefore she is the owner of the 17.8 Million or at least she should get a part of it.
“I even suggested him to split 50-50 between us, after all we are siblings, but he wants all the money for himself now as I’m not his family anymore”
The family involved a mediator before it turned into a legal matter.
After Lisa and James story went public, many people started to request the FREE CA$10 from Europacasino site and the gambling company