Rounick v. Neducsin

#Gaming #Gambling #CivPro #PostTrialMotions

4/20/2020 — Appellant filed a complaint in confession to repay money loaned on a note to cover debts Appellee owed to a bookie for gambling losses. After a bench trial, the court ruled in favor of Appellant, but in response to Appellee’s post-trial motion, the lower court granted a JNOV in his favor. On appeal, after determining the issue was preserved, the Superior Court affirmed. Under 73 P.S. 2031, all gaming contracts are void. Here, since the note was executed to cover gambling debts, it was void and unenforceable.

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