Whoa! I'll bet some of the big mucky-mucks here in Las Vegas are watching this case with interest. Yes, it's in Canada, but if the suit is successful, you can bet it would be tried here.
Everybody who gambles with even moderate frequency has on occasion gone too far. Anybody who says they haven't is probably lying to you. And problem gamblers are a more serious case--people who can't stop even though they know that they should. But expecting the casinos to bar them from entering seems a step too far for me.
I may be a liberal, but that is by way of a conservative upbringing. Or rather, what conservatism used to represent. I've always believed that you are accountable for your own actions, even if you have a tendency toward addiction. And companies--movie makers, TV producers, video game manufacturers, alcoholic beverage makers, and yes, casinos--should not have to tailor their product to the problem people. You target your product for the general public. The people with problems need to help themselves. OK, rant over.
Problem gamblers sue casinos for $3.5 bln
Thousands of problem gamblers in have launched a $3.5 billion class action lawsuit in Ontario, saying they were allowed into provincially run casinos despite signing up for a program that should have denied them entry. . .
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