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Man loses big in Vegas, sues casino

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LAS VEGAS (WKOW) -- What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there, just ask Mark Johnston; He took a trip to Sin City over Super Bowl weekend and lost $500,000. Now he wants the casino to pay up.

Johnston says he lost all of the money because he was too drunk and the Downtown Grand Casino took advantage of him. According to the lawsuit, Johnston was so visibly intoxicated, he was "dropping chips on the floor, confusing chip colors and slurring his speech badly and he was unable to read his cards."

Nevada state law prohibits comping drinks to patrons who are visibly drunk and then letting them gamble. Johnston claims to have been served 20 alcoholic beverages in just 17 hours. That's on top of the approximately 10 drinks he had before entering the casino.

"I had some drinks at the airport, I had a drink on the plane. At some point, that's my responsibility," Johnston says. "The unfortunate part about it for them [is] they have a bigger responsibility than I do."

"They served me all the drinks. They should have cut me off."

Johnston says the lawsuit isn't about the money, he's won and lost plenty in Vegas before. He just wants the casino to take responsibility for over-serving him.

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