Austrian Court Awards Novomatic Customer Euro 2.5 Million

Bets over decade null as customer deemed ‘partially incapacitated’, expert testimony says

The Austrian Regional Court of Wiener Neustadt will have gambling firms sweating after ruling in favour of an Austrian gambling addict and awarding Euro 2,009,100 plus interest in compensation, a France24 report reads.

A psychiatric-neurological expert’s testimony claimed around Euro 2 million in bets made over a 10-year period should be made invalid as the man was “partially incapacitated” by his addiction.

Novomatic has lodged an appeal on the ruling.