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Old 03-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Gambler sues, says he lost $500,000 playing drunk

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Gambler sues, says he lost $500,000 playing drunk

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A businessman who lost $500,000 on table games at a Las Vegas casino on Super Bowl weekend is arguing that he shouldn't have to pay because he was blackout drunk.



Southern California gambler Mark Johnston, 52, is suing the Downtown Grand for loaning him money and serving him drinks when he was visibly intoxicated.
Nevada law bars casinos from allowing obviously drunk patrons to gamble and from serving them comped drinks.
Johnston's attorney, Sean Lyttle, says the Grand, which opened last November in the old part of Las Vegas, intends to pursue Johnston for trying to shirk his gambling debts. Johnston put a stop-payment order on the markers, or casino credits, the Grand issued, and is also seeking damages from the Grand for sullying his name.
Johnston says he was thoroughly drunk during the hours he spent playing pai gow and blackjack at the Grand. His legal team plans to rely on eyewitness testimony and surveillance video to prove that he was visibly intoxicated.
Johnston lives in Ventura and made his fortune in car dealership and real estate ventures.
The Grand issued a statement saying it does not comment on pending litigation.
The state Gaming Control Board is investigating.
"It's certainly an extraordinary case. This is not a story that I've ever heard before, where someone was blackout intoxicated where they couldn't read their cards, and yet a casino continued to serve them drinks and issue them more markers," Lyttle said. "It's a very heavy-handed and unusual approach that we haven't seen in this town in a long time."
Johnston arrived in Las Vegas with the woman he was dating on the Thursday before the Super Bowl. He drank in the limousine from the Las Vegas airport to the Grand, drank more during dinner with friends, and then says he blacked out.
The suit alleges that the Grand comped him dozens of drinks while he gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars, finally sleeping off his drunkenness on that Saturday, which was Feb, 1. Johnston says he didn't learn how much he had lost until the next day.
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I was at the downtown grand in super Sunday. I don't recall a blackout drunk old guy gambling, but...
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so had he WON 500k , would the casino be able to get the money back if they proved he was drunk ?
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That tragic story illustrates why I place my bets for all games for the day at kickoff on 1 pm ET on Sundays - you do not get any smarter after you have lost money on the early games and have been drinking all afternoon

The late, great Hunter S. Thompson said it better than I can

Beware of getting drunk and cranked into the Double or Nothing zone where nothing matters anymore except One More Chance to get back to Even. That way lies Hysteria and crippling debt.

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so had he WON 500k , would the casino be able to get the money back if they proved he was drunk ?
The bar that overserved you does not get to share the winnings from the Powerball ticket you bought when you stopped to buy a beer at the 7-11 on the drive home

OTOH if you run someone over on the DWI after you leave the tavern it is their a**
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The bar that overserved you does not get to share the winnings from the Powerball ticket you bought when you stopped to buy a beer at the 7-11 on the drive home

OTOH if you run someone over on the DWI after you leave the tavern it is their a**
could you imagine the door they'd be opening if the court were to rule in his favor ? every gambling establishment from casino's to horse tracks would be on the defensive constantly by every degenerate that loses . drag a buddy along as a witness to how much you drank before hand , and put on a show for the camera's .. a few stumbles , spill a drink on someone and proclaim how shit faced you are to everybody in ear shot...next day call a lawyer.
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It could have been worse, he could've spent 500k on a night with Trixie.
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It could have been worse, he could've spent 500k on a night with Trixie.
That would have been better I would have been a rich bitch!
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My Vegas theory is to set the amount I will lose and see how long that takes.
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