Casino not required to stem losses of gambler

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Don’t dismiss the article because of the title.  Again, there are two sides and the article doesn’t provide a lot of substantiating information, but it is worth a thoughtful read.  From the News-Sentinel, via the AP:

Casino not required to stem losses of gambler
Woman sued after losing $125,000 of a $1 million inheritance in one night.

From The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A casino wasn’t obligated to protect a problem gambler who lost $125,000 in a single night, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled.

Instead, the 2-1 ruling on Friday said, Jenny Kephart failed to take advantage of programs that allow compulsive gamblers to have themselves banned from casinos.

[…] Kephart, 52, of Nashville, Tenn., countersued then-Caesars Indiana in 2007 after the Ohio River casino sued her to recover $125,000 that she had lost in a night of gambling in 2006.

Her complaint alleged Caesars, now Horseshoe Southern Indiana, knew she had received a $1 million inheritance and enticed her with free meals and rooms and provided money on credit for her to gamble, despite knowing she was a compulsive gambler who had emerged from bankruptcy four years earlier.

“This was much more than marketing,” said Kephart’s lawyer, Terry Noffsinger of Evansville. “They sent a car to her front door.”

[…] The judges noted that Kephart had not asked the casino to ban her.Still, Judges Paul D. Mathias and Carr Darden said they were “troubled” that Caesars would allow Kephart to cash six markers to wager.

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