Gambler files suit against Las Vegas casino after drunken $500,000 loss
03/07/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Las Vegas – A man who claims he lost $500,000 gambling at a Las Vegas casino while heavily intoxicated has filed a lawsuit over the debt. As reported by Reuters, the man, Mark Johnston, claims he was served about 20 free drinks after arriving at the Downtown Grand casino drunk.
Johnston was reportedly given a credit line of $250,000 prior to his arrival and additional credit while gambling. The casino has been accused in the lawsuit of negligence and reckless endangerment and other wrongdoing.
The lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in addition to having the debt erased, is quoted as stating, “Mr. Johnston, an experienced gambler, was dropping chips on the floor, confusing chip colors and slurring his speech badly, and he was unable to read his cards or set his hands properly.”
According to gaming regulations in Nevada, casinos are barred from allowing guests who appear visibly intoxicated to continue gambling.
This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Las Vegas Legal News
Address: 215 South Olive Suite 300 W. Palm Beach FL 33401
Other News / Press Releases
- Attorneys for restaurant say former mayor should disclose medical details
- Many express confusion over Indiana bicycle laws
- Child migrant surge changes tone of immigration debate
- Casey Kasem’s daughter seeks autopsy in father’s death
- Gay marriage ban void upheld by federal court
- Yellowstone sites closed after hot spot melts road
- Judge allows tenant additional time at ‘Real Housewives’ couples’ home
- Gay marriage approved by judge in Florida Keys
- Meningitis victims questioned in FBI probe
- Approval given to hire 100 workers for Georgia child safety case investigations