Beware of drunk gamblers in casinos

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2024 | Premises Liability

Casinos invite you to unwind and take a shot at winning big. Its vibrant environment welcomes the consumption of alcohol, designed to enhance the experience and entice patrons like you to keep playing. But overindulgence can put you and others at risk. You could encounter a drunk driver in the parking lot or an aggressive gambler during a game.

If you sustain injuries on casino premises because of another person’s carelessness, you may have grounds to pursue a claim and recover compensation.

Casinos profit when players make poor choices

There is a popular saying that goes, “The house always wins.” Casinos are masters at designing an environment where they can almost always earn a profit. While they might offer free-flowing alcohol to patrons, it is still a part of their strategy. Apart from the buzz it gives, alcohol can lower your guard, potentially leading to careless gambling and bigger profits for the casino.

The risks of drunkenness in casinos

Security personnel should monitor and intervene in situations that might endanger guests. Often, they will kick out drunk gamblers who make a scene. However, to keep patrons playing, the casino might turn a blind eye to overserving alcohol.

The combination of high stakes and alcohol may lead to dangerous tempers. Gamblers who are not thinking clearly could start fights or pack up and attempt to drive while impaired.

If you are caught in a fight or get hit by a drunk driver in the parking lot, you could sustain serious injuries.

What are your options if injured at a casino?

You may be eligible for compensation if you sustain injuries on casino property. However, you must provide evidence that the casino or another party’s negligence was the cause. Even if another person’s reckless behavior caused your injuries, the casino may be partially responsible for failing to ensure your safety or for continuing to serve alcohol to visibly drunk patrons.

Still, establishing negligence can be an uphill battle. You would need convincing and relevant evidence and a strong argument. Reaching out to an experienced attorney may be best. They can investigate what happened at the casino and help gather evidence to back up your claim.

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