Q: Based on Alabama statute Section 8-1-150 -can i recover the losses we accrued at an illegal gambling establishment?
Illegal gaming/gambling establishment in bessemer al, at 1317 eastern valley rd known as “valley bingo”, operator name unknown, aka “Moe”, believed to be short for Mohammed. Full name unknown.
It appears as though you could potentially recover losses based on this statutory provision; however, I did not find a case where that statute had been used to do so from an illegal gambling establishment. I am also not sure of the legal ramifications (in a criminal context) for admitting to participation in an illegal gambling establishment.
The key to recovery would be finding the owner, proving he was the owner/operator of the establishment, and that he had sufficient assets to re-pay your losses. The statute indicates that you only have six months from the date of the delivery of the funds to file a claim. Therefore, if you intend to file a claim you should speak with an attorney immediately.
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