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(CNN)   Gambler suing casino after losing $500k says "I am not a sore loser"   (cnn.com) divider line 54
    More: Dumbass, sore loser, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada Gaming Control Board  
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2014-03-06 11:45:48 PM
If this guy is losing 500k in Vegas, he needs to get himself a better system.

Maybe one with 12 steps in it.
 
2014-03-06 11:59:08 PM
A drunk and his money are soon parted

/it's the Nevada way
 
2014-03-07 12:53:48 AM
i'm pretty sure i've spent 44 hours at a pai gow table at the suncoast on like $50 bucks.

best free booze table game ever.
 
2014-03-07 12:53:51 AM
Imagine being able to lose 500k.
 
2014-03-07 12:58:39 AM
Losing is losing, but it DOES sound like the casino took advantage of him.  Especially if he WAS a cash gambler and had no history of signing for markers.
 
2014-03-07 12:59:45 AM

coyo: Imagine being able to lose 500k.


i'd probably be dead of alcohol poisoning by $200. cuz goddamn, that'd take a long time.

/csb
//broke dude in vegas times
///used to pretend to play nickel slots for free booze
 
2014-03-07 01:00:48 AM
FTA: A Downtown Grand representative called the Hard Rock and told them of Johnston's debt, cautioning them about doing business with Johnston and "sullying Mr. Johnston's good name in the process," the lawsuit said. The lawsuit seeks to nullify the gambling losses and seeks compensatory as well as punitive damages.'

Yeah, how dare they caution a casino about a guy who's suing them for losses and punitive damages on top of that?
 
2014-03-07 01:01:23 AM
This guy is a tool and obviously has a penchant for drinking.
He says he had drinks at the airport and on the plane heading to Vegas.  Once he gets into the casino his future drinking was now the casino's responsibility because they are now his babysitter and since he has no self-control or personal responsibility means they were in the wrong.    Fark him, I hope he loses his money.
Down the road the same thing will probably happen again, unless he gets blacklisted.
 
2014-03-07 01:01:34 AM
When I look back on all the times I've dropped a half-mil in Vegas.  Maybe if I had put some of that in a savings account...
 
2014-03-07 01:04:25 AM
Did someone not know when to hold 'em, fold 'em, walk away or run?
 
2014-03-07 01:05:40 AM
My work resembles gambling with a knowledge advantage. Casinos just piss me off because the tables are turned against me and I know it. But I love 5 hand or higher video poker, especially if the payouts are right. One choice and see five outcomes, it's like having a glimpse into a time machine.
 
2014-03-07 01:07:12 AM
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2014-03-07 01:07:54 AM

medic2731: Losing is losing, but it DOES sound like the casino took advantage of him.  Especially if he WAS a cash gambler and had no history of signing for markers.


a casino doesn't need to sucker anyone; they get plenty without it. this ain't the lefty days ...

and regardless, bro drank the booze himself, asked for the markers himself, signed for it himself and kept blowing it all himself ... casinos ain't in the business of babysitting.
 
2014-03-07 01:08:02 AM
www.thecriminalgenius.com
Always bet on blackout.
 
2014-03-07 01:08:04 AM
As someone leaving for Vegas on Sunday, this story interests me.
 
2014-03-07 01:12:36 AM
Johnston takes prescribed medication that increases the intoxicating effects of alcohol, and a casino host who invited Johnston to the Downtown Grand was aware of Johnston's use of the medication, the suit alleged.

I'm pretty sure Johnston was aware of his own use of the medication too.
 
2014-03-07 01:13:59 AM
I really don't know who to root for with this one...
 
2014-03-07 01:17:32 AM
So if he had won 500k instead, he'd give it back since he wasn't competent at the time?  I hope regardless of the outcome of the suit he is blackballed from any gambling establishment.
 
2014-03-07 01:21:11 AM
repeat from this morning. Seriously, what the hell has been going on with the mods?
 
2014-03-07 01:23:03 AM

morg: repeat from this morning. Seriously, what the hell has been going on with the mods?


Blackouts? They should sue.
 
2014-03-07 01:24:07 AM
So this is this guy's fault but it's rape when XXXX goes to the bar and a cowboy tries to them a drink or three till they're bi?
 
2014-03-07 01:36:20 AM

doglover: So this is this guy's fault but it's rape when XXXX goes to the bar and a cowboy tries to them a drink or three till they're bi?


wut ?
 
2014-03-07 01:48:28 AM

C18H27NO3: This guy is a tool and obviously has a penchant for drinking.
He says he had drinks at the airport and on the plane heading to Vegas.  Once he gets into the casino his future drinking was now the casino's responsibility because they are now his babysitter and since he has no self-control or personal responsibility means they were in the wrong.    Fark him, I hope he loses his money.
Down the road the same thing will probably happen again, unless he gets blacklisted.


You only get one of these - he'll never get a tab at another casino in Vegas. They'll let him gamble, but cash only.
He's a a-hole, but if he can prove he was obviously wasted when he lost all that money, the law is on his side.
 
2014-03-07 01:50:23 AM
"Just picture a drunk walking the street and he's drunk, and someone pickpockets and takes his money from him. That's how I characterize it."

So, he does understand how Vegas works.
 
2014-03-07 01:51:18 AM
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2014-03-07 01:52:01 AM

doglover: So this is this guy's fault but it's rape when XXXX goes to the bar and a cowboy tries to them a drink or three till they're bi?


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2014-03-07 01:53:20 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: A Downtown Grand representative called the Hard Rock and told them of Johnston's debt, cautioning them about doing business with Johnston and "sullying Mr. Johnston's good name in the process," the lawsuit said. The lawsuit seeks to nullify the gambling losses and seeks compensatory as well as punitive damages.'

Yeah, how dare they caution a casino about a guy who's suing them for losses and punitive damages on top of that?


It's really proof that the guy has no idea what he's talking about. Casinos share that information with each other without having to "call" via an international system for exactly that purpose. It might actually be what loses that moron the lawsuit, since he's basically just making stuff up.
 
2014-03-07 01:53:53 AM

aenemated: medic2731: Losing is losing, but it DOES sound like the casino took advantage of him.  Especially if he WAS a cash gambler and had no history of signing for markers.

a casino doesn't need to sucker anyone; they get plenty without it. this ain't the lefty days ...

and regardless, bro drank the booze himself, asked for the markers himself, signed for it himself and kept blowing it all himself ... casinos ain't in the business of babysitting.


Except if he was obviously intoxicated, they had a legal obligation to not further serve him drinks and not let him continue to play.
 
2014-03-07 01:57:39 AM
Hunh, the morning Farkers keyed in on his past as a car dealer and real estate developer. Different strokes, I guess
 
2014-03-07 02:01:24 AM
There's so much to love about this story:

- got loaded on the plane
- female friend (whatever that means, wink wink) that was "shocked" he was still up the next day gambling
- him standing by an expensive car when being interviewed about the lawsuit
- the prescription drugs that made him even drunker
- his hat!

I hope that the casino offers a settlement consisting completely of comped buffets and discounted rooms for future trips to the Downtown Grand.  "We really want you back, sir, come play with us!"
 
2014-03-07 02:16:05 AM
Bad things should happen to him.

Dude, it was all your fault, and not everybody buys the whole "the booze devil made me do it" excuse/old vaudeville routine.

I hope he bites into an Bavarian cream filled doughnut that's been filled with tartar sauce instead.
 
2014-03-07 02:17:14 AM
Bumblefark:  I knowyou were intending that for doglovers post, but it just works so beautifully with ransack.s post as well!
 
2014-03-07 02:17:48 AM
OK, how the crap did I manage to typo "an Bavarian"?


Seriously, though someone introduce him to my ex.
 
2014-03-07 02:21:11 AM
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2014-03-07 02:22:14 AM

medic2731: Losing is losing, but it DOES sound like the casino took advantage of him.  Especially if he WAS a cash gambler and had no history of signing for markers.


Think on this: He was sooooooo drunk he could list all the things he did wrong in his lawsuit, after he lost his money.

Say, I have nice bridge back east I don't use...
 
2014-03-07 02:26:46 AM
FTFA: Johnston, 52, a former owner of a Los Angeles car dealership, was standing beside his $250,000 Mercedes-Benz as he insisted his lawsuit was about a bigger issue.

Remember, boys and girls:  Rich people got that way because they're smarter and better than the rest of us.

/If you're so rich, why ain't you smart?
 
2014-03-07 02:27:50 AM

walktoanarcade: medic2731: Losing is losing, but it DOES sound like the casino took advantage of him.  Especially if he WAS a cash gambler and had no history of signing for markers.

Think on this: He was sooooooo drunk he could list all the things he did wrong in his lawsuit, after he lost his money.

Say, I have nice bridge back east I don't use...


Tell me more about this bridge.
 
2014-03-07 02:31:34 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: walktoanarcade: medic2731: Losing is losing, but it DOES sound like the casino took advantage of him.  Especially if he WAS a cash gambler and had no history of signing for markers.

Think on this: He was sooooooo drunk he could list all the things he did wrong in his lawsuit, after he lost his money.

Say, I have nice bridge back east I don't use...

Tell me more about this bridge.


It's so nice, I can cross it and never have to use the letter "a" in sentences and come off as some Ruskie or something.

Now I make for to other thread time.
 
2014-03-07 02:39:18 AM
Here's a video interview from CNN, at the end of the clip he claims the casino almost killed him lol

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/06/us/california-drunken-gambler-las-vegas - casino/
 
2014-03-07 02:50:24 AM
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2014-03-07 03:08:02 AM
Ed Deline is NOT going to be happy when he hears about this guy.
 
2014-03-07 03:26:41 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: FTFA: Johnston, 52, a former owner of a Los Angeles car dealership, was standing beside his $250,000 Mercedes-Benz as he insisted his lawsuit was about a bigger issue.

Remember, boys and girls:  Rich people got that way because they're smarter and better than the rest of us.

/If you're so rich, why ain't you smart?


Smarter?  Not necessarily.
Better?  Yeah.

He's clearly better at making money than most people.  He's almost certainly better at owning car dealerships than most people.  There are so many ways to make money that are completely removed from being 'smart' that I'm not sure why people assume smart people should earn more.  Our highest paid members of society AREN'T required to be smart at all.  They are entertaining.  Athletes, celebs, music people.  We care far more about that stuff than anything else.

When it's time for me to buy a car, do I care if my the guy selling me the car is smart?  *I* don't.  I want a car.  I care about the price and the car.  A good car salesman doesn't have to be smart.  The guy running the dealership doesn't need to be smart either.  He needs to be good at running a dealership.  He doesn't need to write a mathematical proof describing the inverse relationship between blah and blah blah.  He just needs to make sure he is selling lots of cars for more than he pays for them.  Lots and lots of very successful people really don't need anything beyond an elementary school education.

Read, write, speak well, basic math, and you are good to go.

Far more valuable skills like being friendly/likable/convincing/persuasive/attractive/dishonest don't require being smart.
 
2014-03-07 03:45:40 AM

JonZoidberg: So if he had won 500k instead, he'd give it back since he wasn't competent at the time?  I hope regardless of the outcome of the suit he is blackballed from any gambling establishment.


Pretty much this.  If he had won a jackpot that night, I doubt he'd say, "Well, I was too drunk to gamble, so here's the money back."  And giving the interview while leaning against his quarter million dollar car and talking about how the half-million he lost wasn't a big deal and that  of course he can afford to lose that much?  What a total douche bag.

I hate when people file lawsuits that basically amount to "the defendant is responsible for my actions, not me."
 
2014-03-07 04:14:07 AM
Right pal!  Just get in line with the 15 or so women that claimed I got them drunk and raped them.  It didn't work for them and it will most likely not work for you.
 
2014-03-07 04:43:43 AM
one time in the army I blacked out drunk. I have a vague recollection of giving this guy I didn't like some sh*t. I returned to reality in the base move theater watching Caligula with a busted lip. still have a scar. never brought it up with the guy, because I'm pretty sure I deserved it, and I was the one who chose to get so drunk I couldn't even defend myself.
/pitiful really.
 
2014-03-07 04:51:19 AM
If this guy wins I'm suing Drew for all the times I've bought myself or somebody else TF while drunk.
 
2014-03-07 04:51:44 AM

Slartibartfaster: doglover: So this is this guy's fault but it's rape when XXXX goes to the bar and a cowboy tries to them a drink or three till they're bi?

wut ?


It's a thing that probably happened to a specific person I was trying to allude to discreetly. Their story may be a little different.

Anyone who remembers the story would get my allusion and, I was hoping, crack wise and improve my afternoon.
 
2014-03-07 05:17:26 AM
Only gamble what you can afford to lose. And don't drink unless you have the control to know when to stop gambling. Or gamble small with the intent of using the free drinks to cover your losses.
 
2014-03-07 05:26:45 AM

aenemated: i'm pretty sure i've spent 44 hours at a pai gow table at the suncoast on like $50 bucks.

best free booze table game ever.


Try the $.50 roulette table at the nugget. It's right next to the cocktail station.
 
2014-03-07 06:40:06 AM
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These guys are maniacs! They want to start betting fingers.
 
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