During a recent trip to the Downtown Grand casino in Las Vegas, Mark Johnston made a bad bet. He placed a $500,000 wager on the Super Bowl—and lost. So it really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really sucks to be him right now. We don't know what Johnston does for a living. But losing $500K would hurt anyone regardless of how much money they have in their checking account.
With that in mind, Johnston is doing everything he can think of to avoid paying the $500,000. And as of right now, that includes suing the Downtown Grand. Johnston claims that the casino shouldn't have allowed him to place a $500,000 bet because he was visibly intoxicated. So he wants the Downtown Grand to pay him for losing the bet.
"I feel like they picked my pockets," he said. "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."
We feel this guy's pain, because, again, we assume that losing $500K hurts. But would he be complaining about the bet if he had won? Would he have given the casino their money back because he placed a bet while he was drunk? Doubtful. So we can't imagine a judge looking at this case and ruling in favor of Johnston.
[via My News 3]