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Man Loses $500K On Super Bowl Sunday, Sues Casino

Gambler Says He Was Too Drunk And Casino Should Have Stopped Him


A man who lost $500,000 gambling on Super Bowl weekend at a Las Vegas casino is suing the joint, as he claims that he was blacked-out drunk and they should have realized he wasn’t in any condition to bet. The alleged misconduct happened at The Downtown Grand.

According to KSNV, high-stakes gambler Mark Johnston believes the resort cheated him out of $500,000. Gaming rules in the Silver State do say that a casino should not allow a visibly drunk person to gamble.

“I feel like they picked my pockets,” he said. “I feel like they took a drunk guy…like a drunk guy walking down the street, and you reach in his pockets and grab all his money.”

The casino allegedly extended him credit.

A record $119.4 million was bet on the 2014 Super Bowl. The casinos won $19,673,960 from the game, or 16.5 percent of the bets. That was also apparently a record. Seattle beat Denver by a score of 43-8. Denver was minus-2.5 against Seattle.

In 2013, Nevada casinos won just over $200 million on sports betting, up around 19 percent from 2012. The $200 million marked a win percentage of 5.6 percent.

Football accounted for nearly $81 million of that total win.

Tags: Nevada,   Super Bowl


over 8 years ago

I'm sure he'd be speaking up that the bet shouldn't have been taken if he won too, right? No chance in hell this guy will or should get his money back. Wise up, pinhead.