Mark Johnston of California, lost $500,000 in 17 hours gambling at a Downtown Grand casino, Las Vegas could not remember any of the events after waking up in his hotel room.
A lawsuit filed on his behalf that seeks to erase the debt.
After leaving the gaming tables, Johnston went to his hotel room and woke up the next day with no memory of his time at the tables, stated the lawsuit, depicting his mental state while gambling as a “blackout period.”
Johnston’s attorney, Sean Lyttle, described him as a self-made millionaire who previously owned a number of car dealerships and was involved in real estate development.
Nevada gaming regulations prohibit casinos to allow visibly drunk guests to continue to gamble.
Johnston’s attorney, Sean Lyttle seeks to have a court declare Johnston’s $500,000 gambling debt null and void, as well as unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.