Gambler Sues Casino; Claims He Was Too Drunk To Bet

LAS VEGAS (March 6, 2014) Nevada gamblers lost nearly $20 million on Super Bowl bets last month, but a man, who was playing table games while others were focused on the football championship, dropped $500,000 at a Las Vegas casino that weekend and how he’s trying to get it back.

Southern California retiree Mark Johnston is suing the Downtown Grand for lending him money and allowing him to play while he was blackout drunk.

Nevada law bars casinos from allowing visibly drunk patrons to gamble and from serving them comped drinks.

Johnston's attorney Sean Lyttle says the Grand, which opened late last year, is countersuing Johnston for trying to shirk his gambling debts.

The Grand did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The state Gaming Control Board is investigating.

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