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Las Vegas casino slapped with lawsuit after drunk businessman lost $500,000

By Mason White 11:36 AM March 7, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A Nevada casino was slapped with a large lawsuit after a man lost $500,000 at a gambling table, according to court documents.

Mark Johnston, 52, of California, is suing Downtown Grand, because they let him gamble despite the fact that he was visibly drunk.

Nevada law prohibits casinos to allow customers who are visibly drunk, to gamble. Johnston put a stop payment order on money owed to the casino.

Johnston said he was drunk while playing blackjack at the Grand. He alleges to have eyewitnesses and surveillance video to prove that he was visibly drunk.

Johnston also said he was so drunk that he fainted before gambling at the casino. Johnston was unaware how much he had lost during the night until he woke up the next morning, according to the lawsuit.