“I’m not scared,” Man sues casino, claims he was ‘too drunk to gamble’ when he lost $500,000

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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) – While the Superbowl is just around the corner, one man is still fighting over a bet that occurred last year.

Last year, Mark Johnston lost $500,000 Superbowl weekend at a Las Vegas casino.

Now, he is suing the casino for more than $1 million plus attorney fees.

Johnston admits he had plenty of drinks before stepping foot into the Downtown Grand Casino.

“They served me all the drinks; they should have cut me off,” Johnston said.

In fact, he says he was drunk when he borrowed and lost the $500,000.

Johnston claims the casino broke Nevada gaming regulations by letting him gamble while he was intoxicated.

“At some point, that’s my responsibility, but the unfortunate part about it for them is, they have a more bigger responsibility than I do,” he said.

According to KSNV, Johnston’s case is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, he is facing criminal charges for taking out loans from the casino and not being able to pay them back.

“They’re using them to try and extort me and scare me. I’m not scared,” Johnston said.

His attorney says they are trying to get those charges dismissed.

The casino denies nearly all of Johnston’s claims.

Casino officials also filed a counter-suit against Johnston, saying he acknowledged the debt the day after gambling.

They also claim he asked for more casino credit but was denied.

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