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Drunk Super Bowl weekend bet in Las Vegas goes terribly wrong

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Alcohol and Las Vegas is a recipe for disaster - I mean, have you seen The Hangover?

And as one betting man on a trip to the Nevada city found out last month, it can come at a considerable cost.

As reported by The Big Lead, bettor Mark Johnston lost $500,000 during Super Bowl weekend after laying down a few too many wagers while under the influence.

Most people would curl up into a ball and cry for a very, very long time. But not Mark Johnston.

Nope, he's going on the attack and instead is suing the Las Vegas casino for serving him alcohol and then letting him bet while drunk.

As KSNV reports: "Johnston, who says he had too much to drink before wagering that money, says the resort should not have let him gamble. Gaming regulations stipulate a casino can be disciplined for allowing a visibly drunk person to gamble.

"Johnston says while he doesn’t expect any sympathy from others, he still feels wronged. “I feel like they picked my pockets,” he said. “I feel like they took a drunk guy. … Like a drunk guy walking down the street, and you reach in his pockets and grab all his money.”"

It may be wishful thinking, but just imagine if he wins. Just about anyone who has ever lost money in Las Vegas must surely be eligible for compensation.

To be fair, I've never been to Sin City and am basing my view on Vegas almost exclusively from its depiction in The Hangover.

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