A California man is suing a Las Vegas casino because, he says, he was too drunk to be gambling and he should not be responsible for the $500,000 he lost over a seventeen hour period just before the Super Bowl.
I’ll let you read that last sentence again before we continue.
The Nevada Gaming Commission is investigating. Evidently there is a law that states casinos should not allow customers to gamble when they are too intoxicated to make wise decisions, so this case actually has some legs to it.
Where oh where should I begin?
I am so tired of this lawsuit mentality that we have in this country. Hell, nobody is responsible for anything anymore. Here is a guy who obviously does not understand the concept of responsible drinking….who obviously does not understand the concept of “responsible gambling”….and who does not understand the basic principles of responsibility in general…and his reaction to all of this is to blame someone else for his losses.
No, I do not think the casino should allow drunk patrons to gamble. There has to be some responsibility on the part of the casino….but….
Maybe this gentleman should have saved about $50,000 of that money and paid for an in-patient alcohol treatment program, or an in-patient gambling treatment program. Just a thought.
Personally, and this is just me….I would be so embarrassed by this whole incident that I would never utter a word about it to anyone, let alone allow it to become public news.
Am I the only one who sees this as absolutely ridiculous?
Have a great weekend.