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5395 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Dec 2002 at 9:36 AM (12 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-12-26 09:38:43 AM  
Darwin would thank you, if you were dead.
2002-12-26 09:39:47 AM  
So if I'm an alky, I can sue Budweiser?

2002-12-26 09:40:13 AM  
"What responsibility, if any, does a casino have to stop a compulsive gambler from gambling?"

none, if this were true crack heads could sue druglords, ho's could raise up and sue they pimps, alcoholics could sue Budweiser, I could sue Fark for not getting a raise

2002-12-26 09:40:56 AM  
Ironbar: wow, both with Bud reference...nice

2002-12-26 09:41:06 AM  
Yyou got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em
2002-12-26 09:41:15 AM  
The case is being watched because it raises a key legal question: What responsibility, if any, does a casino have to stop a compulsive gambler from gambling?

While all America wonders: Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Oh, yeah. The courts decided there is no such thing. I'm off to see who I can sue for my shiatty life.
2002-12-26 09:41:15 AM  
Smokers sue Tobacco companies, fatties sue fastfood companies, compulsive gamblers sue casino.

America the land of the free.

Too bad it's also the land of dumbasses like this.
2002-12-26 09:41:27 AM  
I'll sue my penis too, for not getting me laid.
2002-12-26 09:41:38 AM  
Shoot the guy. Simple enough. Since he lost his life savings, is depressed and suicidal, he should welcome the death. Everyone would win.
2002-12-26 09:42:07 AM  
"Mr. Williams has alleged that Aztar was guilty of breach of contract by not stopping him when he returned to the casino in February 1999 and began gambling again after controlling his habit for an 11-month period, according to a sworn statement for his lawsuit."

2002-12-26 09:42:48 AM  
Hey if he can sue a casino, I'm going to sue the British Government, they have Farked me for years over taxes...
2002-12-26 09:42:48 AM  
FARKers could also sue a multitude of Hollywood starlets for causing compulsive masturbation.
2002-12-26 09:43:30 AM  
IronBar - Can't sue yourself. You CAN, however, sue all of them women in the country for not having sex with you. So much mental anguish and pain and suffering there.... ;)
2002-12-26 09:44:39 AM  
My headline was a lot funnier when I tried to post this 2 months ago.
2002-12-26 09:45:10 AM  
I am thoroughly sick of this "victim mentality" that is becoming ever more prevalent in our society. Something not to your liking? See who you can blame and sue. Screw that! "Lifes rough, get a helmet."
2002-12-26 09:45:55 AM  
12-26-02 09:40:56 AM Rabbito

They got plenty of money to burn.

12-26-02 09:43:30 AM Blackvampyr

Like the 1st Jerky boys tape:

"sue everybody!"
2002-12-26 09:46:15 AM  
Emily, sue Drew
2002-12-26 09:48:21 AM  
When does the trial of Ironbar vs. American women over the age of consent start?
2002-12-26 09:48:30 AM  
Ironbar: You could try to sue Bud, except it's not real beer, it's the equivalent of watered down water. They'll just exploit this to the court. You should instead go to a gas station and end up getting gas all over yourself, then sue both the car maker AND the gas station.
2002-12-26 09:49:21 AM  
There is no personal responsibility in American any more. Everyone is a FARKIN' victim.
2002-12-26 09:52:22 AM  
I'm going to sue the Powerball people for letting me get my hopes up and then crushing them into a million tiny jagged pieces never to be rebuilt again.
2002-12-26 09:52:30 AM  
Wait a MINUTE!!!!

In NJ, we just passed a law that requires all guns sold here usable only by certain persons, by on some sort of (assumed) biometric ID. The technology doesn't exist yet but....

You think I could get shot and sue the shooter, the police, the correctional facilities (if the shooter has a record), the state government and the gun manufacturers? I'm thinking I stand a half decent chance :)

2002-12-26 09:53:12 AM  
Ironbar, no, but if you drink budweiser and drive and wreck, you can sue the bar owners that served you for allowing you to leave drunk without taking measures to stop you from driving.
2002-12-26 09:53:39 AM  
Ironbar, I just needed to let you know that your penis has contacted me, and I will be representing it in your upcoming litigation, so you might want to be careful with what you say in the remainder of this thread. This is a case I'm definitely going to grab.
2002-12-26 09:56:21 AM  
12-26-02 09:53:39 AM Hytes Xian

My case is on the up and up, and my optimism is swelling.
2002-12-26 09:56:33 AM  
Hytes Xian... Will that be in Small Claims Court?
2002-12-26 09:57:02 AM  
12-26-02 09:48:30 AM Flibbertigibbet

Okay, I'll sue Guinness.
2002-12-26 09:57:27 AM  
I'm sueing my parents for introducing me to this shiatty world. Then I'm going to sue your parents for having you and contributing to the bullshiat.

Then I'm sueing fark for bringing all the shiat together into one shiatty mess ball.
2002-12-26 09:57:43 AM  
12-26-02 09:53:12 AM God--

Nah...that's been done before.
2002-12-26 09:57:59 AM  
Personal responsibility surrenders!

It's those damned 12 step programs. One of the steps is to say you have no control over your addiction. Is that really a healthy thing to tell an addict?
2002-12-26 10:02:29 AM  
I'm going to sue that "sure thing" nag of a horse I dropped a hundred on last week.
2002-12-26 10:08:26 AM  
Last I checked, many times they do not check ID if you look old enough, so the casino had no way of knowing he was there, plus the gambling card probably is not monitored in real time. Whatever, a fool and his money are soon parted.
2002-12-26 10:09:02 AM  
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA, sucker. We can't sue for the unratified treatys, but we sure as hell can get our moneys worth outta suckers like this.

Ok back to reality, I used to deal blackjack for my tribes casino (no it wasn't a fun job like most people would think, people blow smoke in your face and call ya everything in the book, while you have to stand there with a smile on your face, only thing that makes you feel good is when you take the rude pricks money), its a shame to see people come in everyday and waste their money. But its called GAMBLING, your making a gamble that you'll win money. Your responsible for your own actions. This asshat doesn't stand a chance in a court of law.

Personally I wish my Tribe never built the damn thing, since all its done is start up the, "I'm Indian give me money" fever in a lot of people. But on the other hand its helped fund a lot of Tribal Programs which the Federal Govt. won't pay for.

And before I get flamed to hell and back, about how evil Tribal Casino's are, its just irony coming back to kick some ass. I remember when we were building the Casino there up in Oregon and people in the town would be biatching about it and trying to get it not built. Hell we even pay property, water, electrical, and other taxes which we are exempt from paying but we do anyways as our part to the community. But the funny thing is, now 6 years later, we bring an annual 2 million dollars in extra revenue to the city that it would never had have. No to mention tourism is up 35-45%.

Ok I'm done ranting :)
2002-12-26 10:13:58 AM  
"MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA, sucker. We can't sue for the unratified treatys, but we sure as hell can get our moneys worth outta suckers like this."

This is a riverboat casino. It's not owned by any tribe.
2002-12-26 10:15:06 AM  
I have no problem with tribal casinoes. I find it amusing that Whitey is being paid back for disease-filled blankets by gambling his life savings away.

Even though none of my ancestry has ever shown any interest that I can see in building or running casinoes, I am amused nonetheless.
2002-12-26 10:17:09 AM  
Is that really a healthy thing to tell an addict?

Given that twelve-step programs remain the most effective treatment of addictions, I'd say, "yes".
2002-12-26 10:18:16 AM  
I agree with everything you said. I've always thought the best way to solve the Jews/Palestinian conflict is for Arafat to build a bunch of casinos on the West Bank. In ten years they could just buy Israal
2002-12-26 10:19:38 AM  
I got it...I could sue the SbB girls for causing underwear-busting erections at least 6 times a day.
2002-12-26 10:21:31 AM  
This is in my city! Yay! I do know that Aztar will keep you out if you sign something that says "I have a problem, don't let me in." That may be the issue here, but I'm not sure. Those aren't slimeball lawyers here in town, so there has to be more to this than the article implies. If he did in fact have a contract with them, then he may have a case (for breach of contract,) but, like I said, I don't know all the details. I can't imagine any of the judges letting this through at all as just an "I can't control my actions case."
2002-12-26 10:22:58 AM  

I betcha the guys lawyer told him the odds are 3 to 1 he'll win the case, and the idiot believed his lawyer too. Will he sue his lawyer when he loses ?

Come on, Seven - Eleven !

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2002-12-26 10:25:52 AM  
Craps is the game to play.

Do it right and you'll win without much effort.
2002-12-26 10:26:48 AM  
"Given that twelve-step programs remain the most effective treatment of addictions, I'd say, "yes"."

That's BS. Most addicts I've known kicked the habbit themselves. I'd be willing to wager most addicts who are cured do so on their own. You are not poweless. You are responsible for your own actions.
2002-12-26 10:35:36 AM  
Whoa, I think I know one of this guy's lawyers.
2002-12-26 10:38:02 AM  
"Craps is the game to play.

Do it right and you'll win without much effort."

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ! My friend taught be to bet 22 inside, meaning you bet $22 on the numbers 5,6,8 and 9 to show before a 7 is rolled.
Jeebus, I guess I have a slight gambling problem (runs to find a lawyer to sue Foxwoods).

2002-12-26 10:39:27 AM  
I've been expecting someone to start a class-action lawsuit against 18-wheelers, on the basis that they're fundamentally unsafe for use on roads used by commuter cars (size, weight, stopping time, etc.).

Anyone who's lost a family member in a traffic accicent involving a truck would participate, and transportation is a bigger industry than tobacco & gambling combined.

I bet that would cause quite a ruckus. Of course, I'm probably gonna wind up in some UAW politico's basement for suggesting it.
2002-12-26 10:42:35 AM  
Oh, come on. Let him have his money back.
2002-12-26 10:49:33 AM  
Lol, buy back Isreil.... wow, lol lol lol well I got sticky Gatorade TM all over my monitor, thanks !! LOL.

Honestly guys lets all just like pull our resouces together and find some alien culture on another planet and vent on them. I mean we are all the same species, lets pick on another instead of ourselves. Besides, I'd really like to see Mars, and Uranus.... but only with the females ;)

Oh and only asian women need apply. Sorry Whitey, lol. This Native lives the exotic momma san, and dark beaver. No blondie for this feather totin, deer killing, loin cloth wearin mofo. Oh and guys gurls did loin cloths, especially if yours doesn't fit LOL.

"hey whats that?"
"Hon, thats a North American, beaver snake"........

/leaves the rest to imagination...
2002-12-26 10:52:01 AM  
Ok, I swear after reading my last post.... I promise I didn't hit the firewater!!

See I can get away with it, just like a black guy can say; "whats up my nigeria" or something to that effect.
2002-12-26 10:56:57 AM  
Ironbar: Craps has odds that are certainly more favorable than most other casino games, provided you play it intelligently (sticking to Pass or Don't Pass, and taking full advantage of free odds bets). But considering that the odds give the house the advantage on every bet on the table (except for free odds bets, where you can only expect to break even), the house will still inevitably win if you play long enough. Unless you have some sort of psychic link to the dice, can you explain how you plan on how you plan to add a series of minuses together and get a plus?

Blackjack is the only common casino game that even offers a hope of giving the player a long-term advantage, and that's only if you card-count aggressively and avoid getting thrown out. Playing a more typical (but still intelligent) style, about the best you can reasonably expect is to break even, and perhaps enjoy some free house booze while you're at it.
2002-12-26 10:58:13 AM  
"how you plan on how you plan on"? I obviously need some free house booze right now.
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