Addicted gamblers who voluntarily bar themselves from casinos are beginning to pursue novel theories of liability against the betting establishments.
So far, the court's response can be reduced to four words: Don't bet on it.
A handful of suits claim that casinos have failed to protect problem gamblers who voluntarily barred themselves from casinos through contracts.
But the odds of convincing the courts are slim, as many of the lawsuits are being dismissed. A strong opinion by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lets casinos off the hook.