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Man Sues Vegas Hotel After Losing $500K Gambling Drunk During Super Bowl

by Vashti Hurt | Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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A man is suing the newly opened Downtown Grand because he said the Vegas casino allowed him to lose outrageous amounts of money while gambling drunk.

Mark Johnston says the resort cheated him out of $500,000, which he lost gambling during Super Bowl weekend.

Johnston, who says he had too much to drink before wagering that money, says the resort should not have let him gamble.

Gaming regulations stipulate a casino can be disciplined for allowing a visibly drunk person to gamble.

Johnston says while he doesn’t expect any sympathy from others, he still feels wronged.

“I feel like they picked my pockets,” he said. “I feel like they took a drunk guy . . . like a drunk guy walking down the street, and you reach in his pockets and grab all his money.”

The Downtown Grand does not comment on pending litigation. Johnston says the Gaming Control Board is investigating.

Johnston may have a case with the laws that say you shouldn’t allow a visibly intoxicated person gamble. But if you ask me, it’s not anyone else’s job to babysit a grown man. Losing that money is the hardest and best lesson he could learn. Tough Cookies.

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  1. Jay Chong says:

    The most likely outcome is that the casino will settle. They probably won’t agree to pay damages (I wouldn’t), but they might cut his debt down by a sizable amount. http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2014/03/20/gambler-sues-casino-after-losing-while-drunk/

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