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(KGW Portland)   Step 1: Get roaring drunk. Step 2: Lose $500k in Vegas Step 3: Break even?   (kgw.com) divider line 16
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5770 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Mar 2014 at 12:29 PM (24 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-06 01:43:14 PM
2 votes:
The saddest day in the history of this planet was the death of personal responsibility.
2014-03-06 01:37:55 PM
2 votes:
I lived in Vegas for 8 years.  My motto was that your goal as a local on the Strip is to drink for free.  You are a winner if you walk out of that casino roaring drunk with the exact amount in your wallet that you walked in with.
2014-03-06 01:17:27 PM
2 votes:
First and only rule of gambling: Never bet what you can't afford to lose.  There, you're all welcome.  Eat shiat and pay your debt, dumbass.
2014-03-06 12:43:54 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, that day when I was wasted, and won a ton of cash on Black Jack, I just gave the money back....since I was wasted and all.
2014-03-06 12:41:21 PM
2 votes:
So they loaned him money, he lost it. They aren't out anything, he isn't out much. Just ban his ass from Vegas and be all good.

Back in the day he would have ended up in a hole out in the miles of nothing around vegas.
2014-03-06 06:06:31 PM
1 votes:
Normally people don't attempt to play this card (heh) because in order to establish it in court you have to testify under oath to some truly embarrassing and professionally damning behavior.

BUT, this guy's a used car salesman, so he has no reputation to lose.  Good luck guy.

The casino over-reached here.  They clearly knew who he was or what he was worth otherwise they wouldn't have let him keep playing (it's bad for business to have a sloppy drunk at the table).  So they decided as an organization to keep letting him play and advancing him credit to drain him dry.  That's not what they promised the public they would do when they got their license to operate and to sell booze.
2014-03-06 02:18:44 PM
1 votes:
Even if he has a case, how does he prove the point at which he's blackout drunk?

If he didn't reach that point until he was down 450k, would the casino only have to forgive that last 50k?

Wouldn't it be pretty easy for anyone who loses big to try to pull the "i was drunk" defense?
2014-03-06 02:12:32 PM
1 votes:

bagumpity: Because People in power are Stupid: IRQ12: WTF?  You're a scumbag if you own a car dealership and real estate and make money off of it?

I've closely known multiple people who did this. In my opinion horse-traders like these are scum of the earth.

I as well.  They do not think in the same way as normal people.  I'm not even sure they think other people are people.


Yup.  If you own a car dealership you're a scumbag.  Never dealt with one that was totally on the up and up.
2014-03-06 02:06:45 PM
1 votes:

IRQ12: Because People in power are Stupid: Johnston lives in Ventura and made his fortune in car dealership and real estate ventures.

Oh, they mean a scumbag; a scumbag is suing a casino. So, it's win-win.

WTF?  You're a scumbag if you own a car dealership and real estate and make money off of it?


Anyway, it's always interesting to me how everyone else is responsible for your drinking until you do something illegal, then it's 100% your fault.


Owning a car dealership is pretty much the dictionary definition of being a scumbag.
2014-03-06 01:19:45 PM
1 votes:

tourist: ...Casinos make money hand over fist. They didn't need to ply him with booze like this. They saw a mark and they pushed it too far. He's gonna get all of his wagers back plus damages.


Take a look at where he was playing.  He's lucky he's not still there being kept in a semi-coma.  Fremont street casinos are bad enough.  Off fremont is like a 3rd world country.
2014-03-06 01:14:12 PM
1 votes:
Casinos taking advantage of stupid people?  Wait, I thought that was their business model!
2014-03-06 12:54:31 PM
1 votes:

IRQ12: Because People in power are Stupid: Johnston lives in Ventura and made his fortune in car dealership and real estate ventures.

Oh, they mean a scumbag; a scumbag is suing a casino. So, it's win-win.

WTF?  You're a scumbag if you own a car dealership and real estate and make money off of it?


Anyway, it's always interesting to me how everyone else is responsible for your drinking until you do something illegal, then it's 100% your fault.


Yeah, that's one thing that I've never understood. Get blackout drunk and drive? DUI. Get blackout drunk and beat somebody? Assault. Get blackout drunk and throw yourself at someone of the opposite sex? You were raped and he needs to be in prison, even if he was also drunk.

I just... ugh, laws around intoxication are just so farking inconsistent.
2014-03-06 12:50:18 PM
1 votes:
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Pay your damn gambling debts, moran.
2014-03-06 12:39:19 PM
1 votes:
I've been to Vegas a few times and know when that initial buzz kicks in and I'm up (even if it's only $50 at black jack) to walk away.
2014-03-06 12:33:24 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Johnston lives in Ventura and made his fortune in car dealership and real estate ventures.

Oh, they mean a scumbag; a scumbag is suing a casino. So, it's win-win.


To be fair, state law prohibits them from allowing him to gamble so he's actually got a good case. You can't get black-out drunk without it being obvious to everyone around you.
2014-03-06 12:32:55 PM
1 votes:
Johnston arrived in Las Vegas with the woman he was dating on the Thursday before the Super Bowl. He drank in the limousine from the Las Vegas airport to the Grand, drank more during dinner with friends, and then says he blacked out.

If he blacked out, how does he know he was visibly drunk?
 
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