Famed Gambler William Kassouf Banned for Roulette Incident

William Kassouf, who’s a champion poker player, recently got in trouble for palming £100 chips during a roulette game. Kassouf was with his poker buddies at Grosvenor Casino Leeds, where a UK Poker Tour event was taking place. The group started playing roulette on the side, when the British poker player palmed his own friend’s […]

William Kassouf, who’s a champion poker player, recently got in trouble for palming £100 chips during a roulette game.

Kassouf was with his poker buddies at Grosvenor Casino Leeds, where a UK Poker Tour event was taking place. The group started playing roulette on the side, when the British poker player palmed his own friend’s chips following a big win.

Kassouf was previously sponsored by the Grosvenor casino chain. But he’s since lost his sponsorship and is now banned from all 55 of their casinos.

How did Kassouf’s Roulette Mishap Go Down?

Michael J. O’Mahoney, one of Kassouf’s former friends and a fellow poker pro, was at Grosvenor Leeds during the incident. O’Mahoney posted the account on his Facebook page, which was shared on TwoPlusTwo.

Here’s his account of the events:

“We were all drunk and the only one playing roulette was one mate who won about 4k and let us bet for him using the single 1 chips he had. We put a bet on that won another £2800 and Kassouf started celebrating and grabbing the £100 chips which myself and mates took back.

“But in the ensuing betting he was seen pocketing some. That’s when argument happened. Like I said we all wanted to keep it between us and we had a private argument at bar with a view to it being sort the next day.

“It’s not my place to write this really but sick of people defending him saying must be mistake. Definitely wasn’t and he’ll have to accept the consequences as well as lose friends.”

Kassouf Responds to Roulette Incident

Kassouf took to Twitter in order to apologize for the incident. He also claims that he’s sorry and wants to move on from the drama.

“Last weekend, during the course of a drunken night playing roulette with friends, I made an error of judgment which I greatly regret; something I accept full responsibility for.

“I have apoligised and will apologise again to all my friends who were with me that night for my foolish behavior.”

“I would like to apologise to all my family, friends, fans and follows for my behaviour on this occasion. I accept the consequences of my actions and would now like to draw a line under this whole matter and move on.

“I will continue to do what I do best by bringing the fun and entertainment factor back to poker as that’s what’s most important to me in my poker career. I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing you at the tables.”

 

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