Waah! It’s not my fault!

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Playing the blame game!

As the majority of you know by now, our country has become nothing but a sue happy nation and then some. Here’s another example of just that. If what this loser is claiming isn’t enough to frost the flakes that you have left that haven’t been frosted by now…then nothing will!

See if you’re not as sick of the victimhood game being played as I am…especially when it comes to individuals like Mark Johnston. He lost a ton of money, so now it’s the casino’s fault…not his own! Evidently your own actions aren’t your own fault anymore…someone, or something else compelled you to end up being a big time loser dontcha know!

What’s been reported here and here are a perfect example of why we need tort reform nationwide!:

Mark Johnston a wealthy businessman is suing a Las Vegas casino claiming that they illegally won money off him on the virtue that they should have realized he was too drunk to being playing in the first place.

The incident took place last month during Superbowl weekend when the high roller dropped by Las Vegas’ Downtown Grand casino.

The high roller who made his fortune in car dealerships and real estate during the course of his visit took a loan of $500K from the casino in order to play high-stakes pai gao poker and blackjack. The casino forwarded him the money off the back that he is a long term gambler with extensive history.

Prior to arriving at the casino, Johnson told how he had drunk in a limousine from Las Vegas airport to the Grand as well as continuing to drink during dinner with friends.

Mark Johnston’s suit alleges that the Grand comped him dozens of drinks while he gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars. Johnston says he didn’t learn how much he had lost until the next day.

Allowing drunk patrons to gamble and serving noticeably intoxicated patrons are both illegal under Nevada law. Johnston’s lawyer says his client’s story is bolstered by surveillance video and eyewitness testimony.

Many on the web have since questioned the legitimacy of the man’s claims, asserting that he may be making it all up so as to not have to bear responsibility for his actions.

The Las Vegas Gaming Control Board continues to investigate.

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Here’s a bit more, watch this debate and see which way you lean regarding this topic:

Elisabeth Hasselbeck discussed the case this morning with legal experts Lisa Giovinazzo and David Schwartz.

“This is a terrible precedent that could be set here,” said Schwartz, predicting that the suit will probably be settled for a lesser amount. He argued that if Johnston is victorious, it could “open the floodgates” for legal claims against casinos by losing gamblers.

Giovinazzo was more sympathetic to Johnston’s situation, saying “obviously” the casino was serving him drinks and allowing him to make multiple “marker” transactions despite his drunkenness. Both agreed that the surveillance videos will go a long way toward deciding the case.

What say you? Will this lawsuit be laughed out of court…or could Johnston win?

Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

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42 Comments

  1. He should be sued for being flat out stupid. Since when is it the casinos responsibility to keep drunks from playing? He seems to think that because the law will protect a woman who is too drunk to say no to sex, he should be protected from drawing to an inside straight.

    The dumbass needs to understand that the odds are always in favor of the house, and if he’s stupid enough to get hammered before gambling, then he deserves what he gets.

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  2. pay up you sac-o-sh!t…….pay up……you dumb bastard…..your the one who drank himself into a stupor and now your going to cry like a little bitch that you lost your money……..bullsh!t….you knew exactly what you were doing……and you knew you were losing your money…..it’s your own god damn fault dumb-ass

    cry like a little bitch…you damn asshole…..who the hell do you think you are….do you really think that we are going to believe that you were taken advantage of…..the big bad casino’s stole your money that you eagerly gambled away…….your the one that gambled your children’s college fund away dipsh!t………………….

    and now the casino’s are slapping you down…..auhhhhhhh!!!!!!!….I’m all upset……..”not”………

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    • I don’t think critters like Johnston even know how to spell the word ‘responsibility’ anymore. Any ol’ lawsuit will do.

      Can you imagine what this will do to the casinos if he wins his case? Wonder how Harry ‘Casino’ Reid feels about this issue…anyone think the msm will ask him?

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      • We’re in the “post-personal-responsibility” era. Nothing you do is your fault anymore; everything is someone else’s fault. Like with gays and AIDS, bankers and bailouts, etc., the reward is privatized while the risk is socialized. Great work–if you lack any sense of decency or shame to get it.

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      • Snake Oiler says:

        When tribes build casinos, obesity falls in youth

        By Ronnie Cohen | March 5, 2014

        NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After American Indians built casinos on California tribal lands, their incomes rose and their children’s obesity rates fell, according to a new study.

        So maybe gambling is the solution to childhood obesity. In fact, maybe Michelle Obama should change her slogan from ‘Let’s Move!’ to ‘Let’s Gamble!’ Heck, maybe they should even think about putting ‘Slots For Tots’ in the schools, and giving ‘poor kids’ money to play. (As they already do with their parents, via EBT cards.)

        http://sweetness-light.com/arc.....xuvkM6AOCk

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        • Priceless!

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        • jose emanuel says:

          lol snake oiler,oh these poor kids with there two hundred dollar tennis shoes video games and so fat the poor kids are starving to death.I watched a PBS series on the dust bowl days during the depression.Now that is poor,and they were white.In the series they mention the okies were treated equal to blacks if not worse in the state of California.The poor doesn’t know what poor is until you watch this documentary.Again these were white people!!!!

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        • jose emanuel says:

          SNAKE OILER,they could redeem the food stamp card fifty cents on the dollar,the house “state” can’t loose.Absolutely brilliant snake oiler!!!

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      • Worthless sac-o-sh!t Harry Reid has become a millionare….and how did the lousy bastard do it…..he freak’n stole every penny he could while the rest of us worked for a living…….Reid is a thief……he’s a god damn thief……there should be a congressional investigation as to how he became a millionare on his salary……there’s no way this bastard could have done it honestly…..he didn’t earn a dime the way the rest of us earned our pay…..he stole, cheated, and lied, his way to millions…………..

        Reid should be arrested…….slammed to the ground face first…..a boot placed on his neck………hands cuffed behind his back……..leg shackles placed on his ankles…..and dragged to the nearest jail that has a gallows ready to hang him………………….

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        • Toss in his sons too…they’re in the business with him. After-all…daddy led their way to the true life of political thievery.

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        • Snake Oiler says:

          On January 18, 2006, Whorehouse Harry sent out a letter to the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee mailing list. “I have been in public service for over 40 years and never been as disillusioned as I am today,” Reid fumed. “In 1977, I was appointed chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. It was a difficult time for the gaming industry and Las Vegas, which were being overrun by organized crime. During the next few years, there would be threats against my life, FBI stings, and even a car bomb placed in my family’s station wagon. What is happening today in Washington is every bit as corrupt as when Las Vegas was run by the mob, but the consequences for our country are worse. These Republicans have created the most corrupt government in our history. Their ‘K Street Project’ is a shakedown machine that would make the mafia blush. We cleaned up Las Vegas, and we will clean up Washington, D.C.

          Ho ho! That’s rich! Just move the date up to, say, 2009, change a few words, and he might be close to being on target. There is no crud like this beady-eyed a**wipe.

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          • You hit the gold mine there Snake…a treasure trove indeed!

            What a phony, lying ph*ck he is!

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        • C’mon Bluto, don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel. (I agree 1000% with ya)

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        • jose emanuel says:

          That’s why I call him ‘DIRTY HARRY’

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        • jose emanuel says:

          Bluto,how could you say that,why with the obamas humble beginnings living in one room apartments,his shoes were too big for his feet,dumster diving,three legged tables,a flintstone automobile.I am drivin to tears just too think of there struggles.I am weeping so bad I can’t possibly imagine you saying that.Oh the horror!

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          • jose…

            Lies, lies and more lies. That’s all the Obama’s have ever done, lie and live the lie…yet they get away with it via the msm.

            Btw…did you get over your weeping spell?

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  3. Snake Oiler says:

    Reminiscent of this little escapade: http://community.seattletimes......ug=1530894

    Except this guy makes Johnston look like a piker.

    Tose, 77, of Villanova, Pa., said casino officials fed him an endless supply of drinks.

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    • That he does…but according to the piece, who won that case? Tose? – Please say no.

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      • Snake Oiler says:

        Tose lost the case – and everything else. A very sad story, indeed….

        In 1991, the Sands sued him for $1.23 million in gambling debts. He countersued, contending that the casino got him too drunk to know what he was doing. Eventually, the casino won. There was testimony from a cocktail waitress swearing that her job description was “to keep Mr. Tose’s glass filled.” A monogrammed glass, courtesy of the casino, which she kept filled with top-shelf scotch.

        In the end, he lost it all, by his estimate more than $20 million at Resorts International and $14 million at the Sands. In 1996, on his 81st birthday, Tose was evicted from his seven-bedroom Villanova mansion after losing the house in a U.S. Marshal’s sale.

        In 1999, he told a congressional hearing on compulsive gambling that his losses totaled between $40 million and $50 million. He spent his last years alone in a downtown hotel room after his home in Philadelphia’s upscale Main Line district was confiscated for unpaid taxes. Mr. Tose died in his sleep in the hospice wing of St. Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia on April 15, 2003. He was 88. No cause of death was released. An obituary by Dan Dunkin captured his life: “To put Leonard Tose’s life in football terms, he threw on every down.”

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        • Thanks Snake…much appreciated. Sad to the end.

          Btw…evidently I didn’t read far enough in the article or something like that.

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          • Snake Oiler says:

            Not a problem. The first article was written, I believe, before the case even went to trial. I lifted the second one from Wikipedia (horrors!). What do you suppose drives incredibly wealthy individuals to drop boatloads of cash via the gambling route? Simple greed? Unbelievable.

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          • I don’t know the answer to that. Maybe they do have a real addiction…but if they do, they have no one to blame but themselves. I just wished people would quit being sue happy and being responsible for themselves instead.

            Gawd, what a mess libs and RINOs have made of this nation.

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  4. This dumb twit will probably win. Ever notice how legit law suits fail and idiotic ones win.

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    • Yep…starting with a hot cup of coffee and McDonald’s from way back when. – The sue happy nation has been gung-ho since then.

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  5. I’d like to say unbelievable…but it’s not. Check out this lawsuit!

    http://www.theblaze.com/storie.....-crossfit/

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    • Snake Oiler says:

      Two salient items from that article :

      He also dismissed McCoy’s suggestion that transgender athletes are engaged in a struggle as valid as the one black baseball players waged to be accepted in the major leagues.

      and

      “Our decision has nothing to do with ‘ignorance’ or being bigots – it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school,” he said.

      Insanity on steroids.

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  6. Spurwing Plover says:

    Just last year in Pennsylvania a armed citizen stopped a robbery and killed two punks robbinga stone now the families of the two punks are threating to bring a lawsuit against the good samaratent Shows america has too many lawyers and two many greedy people looking to suck off the tax payers

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  7. Now here’s one conviction I want to see!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.co.....-of-fraud/

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  8. REV Wright says:

    “Johnson is not black; therefore, he will have to pay.”

    AG Eric “My People” Holder

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  9. jose emanuel says:

    I wish I had a scapegoat every time I did something stupid. And I did many in my days of drinking!

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  10. imtoooldforthis says:

    this moron has already claimed that by the time he got to the casino he was in a black out drunk. Obviously he’s experienced them before simply because he knows what they are. Most alcoholics who have black outs do not seem drunk. They don’t run in my family they gallop. This guy needs to take responsibility for his own idiocy and inability or unwillingness to control his own drinking. I think the casino should fight it all the way and this moron should be told to wake up and pay the money. He should also be made to pay all legal fees for both sides and court costs. Teach the little whining wimp a lesson.

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    • I bet that if he was in a blackout drunk, and the casino employees had noticed and prohibited him from gambling, he first would have become argumentative, than having lost the argument, would have brought forth a discrimination lawsuit.

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  11. FWIW….

    I think he loaded up with this in mind! Just looking for a free handout and to recover some really bad bets!

    All I have to say is.. Get Over IT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gek3maVEoLY

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