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(AZCentral)   Gambling addict sues casino to recoup his losses. Personal responsibility would surrender if it hadn't atrophied into a non-existent concept   ( divider line
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55 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Oct 2002 at 8:21 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-22 07:08:54 PM  
whats Drew Curtis' postal address, I feel another lawsuit brewing

*clicks refresh again*
2002-10-22 07:54:50 PM  
At what point, if any, should a casino stop addicted gamblers from gambling?

Uh, I think right around the time they run out of funds would be appropriate. Grow the fark up David N. Williams. Should bars turn away alcoholics?
2002-10-22 08:25:14 PM  
Can I sue Fark for the work hours I've lost to it?
2002-10-22 08:25:28 PM  
I'm going to sue Blockbuster for not preventing me from spending half my monthly budget on DVD rentals. Anyone want to make it class action?
2002-10-22 08:25:31 PM  
First time I went to a Casino I played all night on $40. that was the only money i brought in, I played from 10:00pm till 3:00am - If you only bring in money you're willing and ready to lose (cos you WILL lose it) you should be fine.

If you can't play by this simple rule - you deserve to lose all your money and die in poverty. Simple darwinism - the people who are too dumb to survive, don't - and nor should they.
2002-10-22 08:26:01 PM  
You said onus. Heh.
2002-10-22 08:29:14 PM  
The casino wrote him, saying he would be welcome back only with medical documentation that "our facility poses no threat to your safety." His photo was put in a binder of banned patrons.

Sorry sucka', no bling, bling for your sorry addict ass.

(Un-farking believeable.)
2002-10-22 08:29:21 PM  
Any lawyers in the house? I am gonna sue my credit card companies. Since they let me get into debt without any written warning that I may not be able to afford it later it is their fault collection agencies call me more often than friends and family. There has got to be millions of dollars worth of emotional damages in there somwhere.
2002-10-22 08:30:36 PM  
Hmm, I hate casinos because they are just organizations to steal money from burned out weak-willed losers like this guy, but I hate burned out weak-willed losers too.

Hopefully he sinks their stupid boat in the middle of the night with him and the owners trapped below decks.
2002-10-22 08:30:52 PM  
I guess I need to sue everyone for ever giving them money. I can sue the grocery store because, for the most part, *technically* I'm only storing the stuff I buy temporarily. I eat it, I digest it, I crap it out. I should be returning my shiat to the store and getting my money back like a deposit on a glass bottle.
2002-10-22 08:31:27 PM  
Think I could sue the NYSE and NASDAQ to get my stock crash money back? I mean, I really miss that money and I think I deserve to have it back. Their organizations are the ones arranging for my money to be put into their member's stocks, so where is the LIABILITY? I am still pissed about my losses on
2002-10-22 08:32:09 PM  
This is once again the fault of greedy lawyers. Obviously, not all lawyers are bad, but what kind of asshat would take a case like this.

Really, this kind of stuff pisses me off!
2002-10-22 08:33:28 PM  
This is no worse than someone who sues a tabacco company, or McDonald's for making hot coffee.
2002-10-22 08:34:36 PM  
I'm thinking about that Simpson's episode....tamacco....
2002-10-22 08:35:18 PM  
DrLearned: come on, everybody knows that whenever we get a new president you sell all your current stock and then use the money gained to buy stock of the companies said president, his family, and his friends own.
2002-10-22 08:38:19 PM  
You' got to
Know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
2002-10-22 08:38:21 PM  
nice use of the word "atrophied," anonymous headline writer.
2002-10-22 08:40:24 PM  
name the reference:

"I didn't know how to spend this money. It didn't come with instructions, or a manual. I didn't realize if you exchange it for property or services, they take it away for good.

And that's just what they did."
2002-10-22 08:50:05 PM  
Loved the headline! :)
2002-10-22 08:50:06 PM  
I like how he saved up money by clipping coupons for mcdonalds. Who wants to bet he also gets in on one of the class action suits against mcdonalds for making them eat fatty food and causing them to become obese.
2002-10-22 08:50:08 PM  
As much as I hate trial lawyers and their destruction of society, I hope this guy wins.
2002-10-22 08:51:32 PM  
Can I sue the DEA because I can't find any weed? This dry spell is getting ridiculous.....
2002-10-22 08:56:41 PM  
Here's how I see it: maybe there's some legal question about whether or not he should have been allowed to *gamble*, and perhaps he can sue for emotional damages or something.

But how can the casino be responsible for the fact that he LOST while he was gambling?! If he was addicted and happened to WIN $175,000, do you think he'd still be suing?
2002-10-22 09:01:31 PM  
I'm sure that somewhere a kitty dies every time somebody wins one of these stupid lawsuits.....
2002-10-22 09:02:42 PM  
He probably does have a strong case ... the article suggests a few things the casino did that they shouldn't have. However, Mr. Williams deserves to be a broke loser.
2002-10-22 09:05:53 PM  
While I agree that the responsibility to stop gambling lies with the individual, the casinos don't exactly help matters. It truly is impossible to get any sense of what time it is when inside a casino. Free booze keeps your mind off of your troubles. If you have one of those players cards and you don't show up for a while, they send you promotional mailers inviting you back. That's despicable. That's like going to an AA meeting and handing out coupons for a free beer.

Casinos should be dealt with the same way as bars. Bars are supposed to refuse to serve customers who are obviously out of control, the same should be done in casinos.
2002-10-22 09:18:16 PM  
I went to atlantic city once in my life. My girlfriend wanted to go when she turned 21. So we took a ride. I lost $15. She lost about the same, I wasn't counting but we were playing next to each other. Then we left. It wasn't fun and it was taking my money. I'll probably never go back.
2002-10-22 09:25:18 PM  
The worst part is that anywhere else in the world this would be assumed to be a joke.

to the poster: Brilliant headline. Hit it right on the head.
2002-10-22 09:27:22 PM  
Mob hit on this guy in 5... 4... 3...
2002-10-22 09:29:16 PM  
I say lay the fark off the guy. He living the farking American dream. He thinks he has a way to make some quick cash and he is going to take it. Besides in the grand scheme of things his way of getting money is a lot more reasonable than some people who'se methods are rarely questioned.
2002-10-22 09:30:23 PM  
did I just put an apostrophe in whose, oops
2002-10-22 09:30:23 PM  
did I just put an apostraphe in whose, oops
2002-10-22 09:30:23 PM  
No, it isn't "truly impossible". They're called watches. Invest in one.
Free booze? Those heartless bastards!
Promotional mailers? What am I, made of stone?

I understand your point, but don't think it's anyone's responsibilty but mine to manage my finances. Not the casino. Not the state. Not my lawyer.
2002-10-22 09:30:57 PM  
10-22-02 09:05:53 PM Stile4aly
Casinos should be dealt with the same way as bars. Bars are supposed to refuse to serve customers who are obviously out of control, the same should be done in casinos.

You can look at a guy and see that he's drunk. How can you then decide wether he's just gettin loaded tonight or if he's an alcoholic? Its up to him to make that decision and get his ass out of the bar and into an AA meeting.

With gambling, how are you gonna look at a guy and decide he's spent too much? A fortune for one guy is pocket change for another. As the headline says, personal responsibility has atrophied into a non-existant concept.
2002-10-22 11:16:11 PM  
Coming up, a "" web site for the purpose of shamelessly begging for money from people with more money than brains.

Actually scratch that, that would mean that David N. Williams has an ounce of personal initiative and responsibility (but no more). Imagine that, being less responsible than that "Karyn" person...
2002-10-22 11:19:32 PM  
This idiot is just going to lose thousands more to the lawyer greedy enough to take this case.
2002-10-22 11:33:07 PM  
TomServo24: He doesn't have any money left. He has to find a lawyer who's a gambler to take his case on contingency.
2002-10-22 11:48:57 PM  
BionicCrab-time for you to head west! The herb is flowing quite nicely here!
2002-10-22 11:53:21 PM  
NakedApe: TomServo24: He doesn't have any money left. He has to find a lawyer who's a gambler to take his case on contingency.

Ironic, no?
2002-10-22 11:54:13 PM  
I'm shaken......I'm saddened.........I'm thirsty, anyone else want a beer?
2002-10-23 12:01:12 AM  
"Aztar let him return within a year after he was hospitalized for gambling addiction - and enticed him with promotional mailings"

Hospitalized for a gambling addiction????? He's probably the type that wraps aluminum foil around his head and wears bunny slippers to his state government job.

Giving credit where credit is due, it is a humorous legal strategy that "the junk mail made me do it".
2002-10-23 12:04:43 AM  
Note to self: Remember to close tags. ::facepalms::
2002-10-23 12:05:48 AM  
... And in my close tags post, it still fails! Whee, I'm an idiot at the moment! :)
2002-10-23 12:14:11 AM  
Having been married to an alcoholic/gambling addict (the two often go hand in hand) I'd so love to slap this idiot. The utter absurdness of the whole thing just farking floors me.
2002-10-23 12:20:08 AM  
"...I call him GAMBLOR!"
2002-10-23 12:21:15 AM  
Aztar let him return within a year after he was hospitalized for gambling addiction - and enticed him with promotional mailings

were they notified that he was in rehab or recieving counseling for gambling addiction?
2002-10-23 12:52:04 AM  
Bah. Too many people out there claim to be 'addicted' to things that cannot be physically addicting, such as an activity like gamboling. It's all a mental addiction, as they're addicted to the thrill. If you can't break a mental addiction, go away. Now, on the other hand, people who burn themselves on things that aren't supposed to be that hot (coffee NOT being something that isn't supposed to be hot) do have a legit case. Just my two cents.
2002-10-23 01:12:27 AM  
Yeah, gamboling's really addictive. You start small, frolicking in a meadow one weekend---you know, for fun, I mean, everyone else is doing it. Before you know it, you're a five-gambol-a-day man, mooching off your friends and selling your stuff on eBay to keep up your skipping-about-merrily habit.
2002-10-23 03:48:16 AM  
so, if the guy wins the suit, then goes to a different, or maybe even the same casino and loses it all again, he could file another suit and win again, then go back to a casino, etc....
2002-10-23 04:17:23 AM  
Somebody email the guy in this case this little bit of info:
Gambling With Reality

He needs it bad.
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