Another Landmark Legal Case

This just in:  according to this story, Arelia Margarita Taveras, a lawyer from New Jersey has filed a $20 million lawsuit against several casinos for failing to stop her from gambling away a million dollars.

You read that correctly.  This woman was so unable to walk away from the table that she “brushed her teeth” using disposable wipes and spent days at the table without eating or sleeping.  Ok, that’s just disgusting. 

For some reason, I don’t see this happening with online blackjack.

Why am I reminded of the old lady who sued McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee on herself?  It’s a sad story; Taveras lost her law firm, her apartment, her PARENTS’ home, and owes the IRS $58,000. 


Call me callous but if you were in her situation, don’t you think you would have summoned the strength to walk away somewhere around, I don’t know, $50,000?  If you had the strength and discipline to pass the bar exam, shouldn’t you have had a little left in the tank to stand up and leave before cleaning the ol’ teeth with wipes?



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