On May 8, 2021, the Settlement Administrator sent each person who filed a claim an Initial Claim Determination Notice by email. This Notice contained the status of the claim, the classification and Lifetime Spending Amount. Each person who was sent this Notice will have 21 days or until Saturday, May 29, 2021, to challenge or dispute the claim status, classification or Lifetime Spending Amount. The Lifetime Spending Amount is not the Settlement Payment Amount. The Lifetime Spending Amounts will be used to determine the Settlement Payments as described on the Plan of Allocation HERE.
If you wish to challenge and dispute any portion of your initial claim determination, you must submit your challenge in writing, clearly stating what you are disputing and, provide any documentation you have that substantiates your claim. Please send your challenges to the Settlement Administrator at Challenge@bigfishgamessetttlement.com. If you choose to submit a challenge request, within 5 business days, you should receive a confirmation email for the receipt of the challenge.
If you submitted a claim and did not receive the Initial Claim Determination Notice, you may contact the Settlement Administrator at Info@bigfishgamessettlement.com to make sure the Settlement Administrator has your correct contact email address and obtain a copy of the Notice. You may also want to check your junk or spam folder.
On April 23, 2021, the Court granted the Settlement Administrator's motion for a 60-day extension. Settlement payments are now scheduled to be made on or before July 11, 2021. A copy of the Motion and Order can be reviewed HERE.
On April 22, 2021, the Settlement Administrator filed a motion to the Court requesting a 60-day extension of the deadline for payment of Approved Claims, to July 11, 2021. This request was made due to the magnitude and complexity of the data and challenges unifying the data to claims, among other challenges. There will be another update once the Court rules on the distribution date.
On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Court entered the Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement. At this time, we do not yet know what any individual class member recoveries will be. We will be notifying each person that filed a claim via email of their calculated Lifetime Spending Amount, and we will update this website once those emails are sent. Each claimant will be given 21 days from the date of those emails to make any challenges and provide further information or documentation.
If you played Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, or Epic Diamond Slots, you may be part of a class action settlement.
January 4, 2021 — Claim Form Deadline
January 4, 2021 — Exclusion Deadline
January 4, 2021 — Objection Deadline
February 11, 2021 — Final Hearing Date
- A settlement has been reached in class action lawsuits against Big Fish Games, Inc., Churchill Downs Incorporated, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., and Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. (“Defendants”), alleging claims based on the sale of virtual chips in the following social casino-style games: Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, and Epic Diamond Slots. Defendants deny all claims and that they violated any law, but have agreed to the settlement to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with continuing the case.
- You are a Settlement Class Member if you played Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, and/or Epic Diamond Slots in the United States on or before Preliminary Approval of the Settlement.
- Please read the Notice carefully. Your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you act or do not act.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
|You must submit a valid claim form either online or by mail. This is the only way to receive a payment.|
|To exclude yourself, you must affirmatively submit a request to be excluded. You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendants about the claims in this case.|
OBJECT OR COMMENT
|Write to the Court explaining your opinion of the Settlement.|
GO TO THE HEARING
|Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.|
|You won’t get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue the Defendants about the claims in this case.|
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.