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B.C. Lottery faces lawsuit from second problem gambler

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Member #68713
December 28, 2008
301 Posts
Posted: July 25, 2010, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

They allowed him to cash in the smaller prizes and when he won a substantial amount then the casino want to keep the winnings? Hmmmmmmm. That is wrong on so many levels.

I would like to see how this work out in the courts. That is not to excuse or absolve Mr. Lee from his lack of self control nor of his being accountable for his actions. Once again we see the results of an unwillingness to tell oneself no and stick to it come hell or high water.

Is it easy? Heck no!! Never!! But it is possible and a continuous struggle that an addictive personality has to deal with everyday.

I Agree!Self put on the list or not they allow him to play there fore he must be paid.He will win this one for the obvious reason,he played his money without interruption. Just like an alcoholic going to a bar where they know he was banned, because of his drunk driving,they still continues to service him cause he hadn't had an incident of drunk driving so far ,so they keep serving him until he's in another drunk driving accident. Should the Bar be held responsible. Cussing FaceAfter all they took his money even when he wasn't getting drunk.Same applies to the casino.However, let us look at it  like this both party take responsibility. PAY THE MAN!!!Thumbs UpDance

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    Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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    Member #73904
    April 28, 2009
    14903 Posts
    Posted: July 25, 2010, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

    I see it as the Casino holding up their end of the deal.

    He signed a contract that said they would not pay him his winnings.

    It doesn't matter that they didn't catch him before, nobody's perfect.

    If he wins in court, everybody gambling junkie with a contract will be tempted to do the same thing.

    He claims they violated the contract by allowing him to play but he also violated the contract by playing so it's a wash.

    It's called personal responsibility.

    It's a great concept.







    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      June 21, 2010
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      Posted: July 26, 2010, 1:13 am - IP Logged

      b.c casinos are regulated by b.c.l.c. british columbia lottery corporation, and they are very strict only when its in their favour,if the customer lost all his-hers money they dont care but if you win big they scrutunize very carefully and if your name is on the exclusion list they WILL NOT pay,its the bclc rules and regulations. so he has lost and mr.lee had the full knowledge about this fact,he will definitely lose his case the only winner will be his lawyerSmash

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        Member #94648
        July 24, 2010
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        Posted: July 26, 2010, 3:28 am - IP Logged

        Exactly he signed a contract saying he knows the risk of having his jackpot or winnings taken from him. There's also other things in the contract like he can be fined up to a certain amount of money for being at the casino, that he's tresspassing and if caught to many times...the police maybe involved,and also he acknowledge there's a chance the casino staff might not catch him everytime he gambles ..but they do their best.

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          Member #23835
          October 16, 2005
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          Posted: July 26, 2010, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

          Forgive me, but the whole concept of somebody else being responsible for your behavior is beyond absurd.

          This sets a very dangerous precedent. From here, what's to keep somebody from creating a similar program for alcoholics, drug addicts or over-eaters, etc??

          Hitting rock-bottom is part of the cure for whatever ails you.

          Having said that, they broke the agreement. If they went ahead and took his money when he was losing then they should pay now that he won.

          It sounds like you have no idea what the agreement was.  They'll throw you out if they know you're there, but they have no obligation to waste their time looking for the people who voluntarily promise not to show up, so they held up their end of it. The only one who broke the agreement is the guy who thinks other people are responsible for his personal shortcomings. He agreed not to show up and gamble, and he agreed that if he did show up he couldn't win anything. That's two ways that he broke the agreement. Since not paying the guy is part of the agreement, they would be breaking their agreement if they did pay him. The  BC lottery has done everything they agreed they would do. Some people are just losers. This guy must be a stupid loser.