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Opening Arguments

Stupid drunk trick

A Kentucky man who lost big in Indiana adds a new twist to the "I'm a gambling addict and the casino should have stopped me" argument:

A gambler lost $75,000 at the former Caesars Casino in Indiana back in 2004, and now he is fighting to have the debt wiped out. Jimmy L. Vance, from Indiana, has sued the casino, claiming they took advantage of his drunk state.

Vance admitted to gambling at the casino, which now is called the Horseshoe Southern Indiana. His lawyer is contending, however, that he only remembers borrowing the first $20,000 from the casino, and that after that he was drunk.

But admitting to remembering that he borrowed that first $20,000 sort of defeats his argument that he got into trouble only because of inebrriation, doesn't it? Just as we've always suspected, drunk don't trump stupid.


Bob G.
Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:21am

Wonder if this happened on a SUNDAY...
(just askin')

People can ALWAYS get sober, but stupid tends to "remain in the system" a LOT longer...


Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:19am

Remember folks: Friends don't let friends gamble drunk.