Wednesday, May 31, 2006

“What a maroon,” commented expert prosecution witness B. Bunny.

How many ways are there to say, “loser?”

Kentuckian battles Caesars over his gambling losses Suit claims casino let him bet drunk, by Grace Schneider (short shelf life for Courier-Journal links).

A developer from Corbin, Ky., who said he has lost at least $500,000 over the years at the Caesars Indiana casino has gone to court to prevent the riverboat from getting even more of his money.

His claim: That he was drunk when he accepted $75,000 in credit from the casino and then lost it all in a single night.

"They kept serving me till I was totally intoxicated," Jimmy L. Vance said in an interview. "In fact, I don't remember losing all the money."

Oddly, although the article discusses the nuances of Indiana’s bureaucratic regulation of gaming – by the way, does anyone heading off to a casino ever say, “I’m off to game for a while”? – it does not mention that serving an intoxicated customer is against Alcohol & Tobacco Commission rules in Indiana.

If Vance doesn’t succeed in convincing the court that Caesar’s is to blame for his bad “gaming” habit, then perhaps he can go after the individual bartender who is responsible for his equally atrocious drinking habit.

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