too drunk to gamble
patron blames vegas casino for his big loss
A Southern California retiree was drinking and gambling at a Las Vegas casino on Super Bowl weekend and now he's trying to get back $500,000 he lost. Mark Johnston is suing the Downtown Grand for loaning him money and letting him play while he was blackout drunk. Nevada law bars casinos from allowing visibly drunk patrons to gamble and from serving them comped drinks. Johnston's attorney, Sean Lyttle, says the Grand is countersuing Johnston for trying to shirk his gambling debts. The state Gaming Control Board is investigating.
Skirting the issue
Taking photos up skirt legal in Mass.
A man who snapped cellphone photos up the skirts and dresses of women riding the Boston subway didn't violate state law because the women weren't nude or partly nude, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court that had upheld charges against Michael Robertson, who was arrested in August 2010. The way the state's so-called Peeping Tom law is written doesn't protect clothed people in public areas, the court said. Top Beacon Hill lawmakers immediately pledged to update state law.
Compiled from Times wires.