A Kentucky man who lost $75,000 at the Caesars Indiana Casino has filed a lawsuit against the casino because he claims he was drunk when he accepted the credit line. “They kept serving me till I was totally intoxicated”, Jimmy L. Vance said. Mr. Vance explained he doesn’t even remember losing the money.
Last October the casino sued Vance for not paying the $75,000 loan. In his countersuit, the 64-year-old gambler answered that Caesars employees “induced” him to take credit advances despite the fact that he was visibly drunk.
On the other hand, Caesars wants the $75,000 plus 18 percent interest and treble damages ($225,000). Gregory Taylor, Caesars’ lawyer, said Vance is not the first unsuccessful gambler to want his money back. “Some drunken gamblers win and sober gamblers lose big, so it’s impossible to pinpoint Vance’s intoxication as the cause of his losses.”
Since last year, Caesars has filed similar lawsuits against seventeen players.