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Compulsive Gambler sues Casino

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posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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Compulsive Gambler sues Casino


abcnews.go.com

Arelia Taveras was a successful lawyer who earned hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. But then a gambling addiction resulted in her being disbarred, losing her apartment and her parents' home, and squandering nearly $1 million at Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos.

"I realized it was an addiction when I was losing all that money and breaking out in sweat," Taveras said. "It went from every month, to every week, to every day."
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posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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As bad as I hate to see someone lose money by gambling it away, I have to say I hope that she doesn't win her lawsuit. This is one of those common sense situations. If you go to a casino often enough you are going to lose, and you are going to lose big. She was a lawyer so she's obviously got an education and is intelligent, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out that blowing all your money at the casino is a bad thing.

When are people going to stop trying to sue everyone else when they make a bad decision? Should the casinos have kicked the woman out when she stayed there for five days straight? Yes they should. But she is the only person responsible for her actions. The casino didn't make her stay for five days. They didn't make her put money in the slot machine. They didn't make her do anything. How about a little personal responsibility?

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posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 09:16 AM
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I guess I better start sending some subpoenas to the video game companies.



posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 09:27 AM
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I must remember to sue Smirnoff for making such a refreshing,smooth tasting magical brew..and making me buy it everytime I passed through duty free.
I want my £40 back.

This is ridiculous.:shk:
So an 'intelligent,successful' person 'didn't know' that gambling could become addictive?.

Well there you go!!.



posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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Oddly, some of those medicine ads that have been promoted on TV, lists gambling as a side-effect in some people taking them. One or two of those drugs for depression and similar things mentions, 'may cause complusive gambling'.

Now, -that's- weird. I think one of them was a drug to help people stop smoking.

Wiki:


Recent evidence indicates that pathological gambling is an addiction similar to chemical addiction. It has been seen that some pathological gamblers have lower levels of norepinephrine than normal gamblers.


It's nothing to take lightly. There's no one recognized cure that is reliable. 20% of teens who have it consider suicide, so it's no joke.

It may be that some people don't realize they are prone to this until they start playing.

Ya gotta feel for these poor people.

Be interesting to see how this plays out.




 
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