Losing money while gambling might join spilling coffee on one’s self as the top dumb things that people demand compensation from a third party. Arelia Margarita Taveras is suing numerous Atlantic City casinos for $20 million. The casinos crime is that they allowed her to gamble and lose her money. I thought that that is the sole reason for casinos’ existence.
If I were the judge, Ms. Taveras would be awarded no financial compensation for her loses. I will add her to my prayer list – right next to AC Surf Manager Cecil Fielder – for those struggling with gambling addictions.
It is shocking that the Courts even take her lawsuit seriously. The idea of individual responsibility, that people’s actions have consequences, is being lost. One blogger, on the justbs.us forum, has the right idea. What Happened to Personal Responsibility? asks:
Am I the only one who has a problem with the growing issue of people not being able to take responsibility for their actions.
I’m sure she would have had no problem had she won a butt load of money.
I’m also sure that if she was on a roll, and they cut her off, because she was gambling for days on end, she would sue them for that too.