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Gambler sues after losing $500K while blackout drunk

Gambler sues after losing $500K while blackout drunk

(NEWSER) – A California man lost $500,000 while gambling at a Las Vegas casino over Super Bowl weekend, but he doesn't think he should have to pay—because he was so drunk at the time. "I feel like they picked my pockets," says Mark Johnston, who is suing the Downtown Grand casino to erase his debt. "I feel like they took a drunk guy ... like a drunk guy walking down the street, and you reach in his pockets and grab all his money." The casino loaned the 52-year-old money, but he put a stop-payment order on the casino credits he was issued, and now his lawyer says the casino plans to come after him for the debt, the AP reports.

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