26 Sep 2007
A friend alerted me to this story:
A casino is suing a couple of underage gamblers because the casino got fined for letting them in. My thoughts?
I'd sue them, too, if I were the casino. It's like when an uninsured driver gets into a car accident, the one with insurance has to pay as if it's his fault for someone else doing something illegal. At least with the car example the uninsured driver can be carted off to jail. Granted, the casino isn't without liability (it probably gets its license while crying to the high heavens about how responsible it will be in keeping underage gamblers out), but those willfully breaking the law should be punished, too. If the women weren't prosecuted criminally, then the casino is justified for pursuing civil charges (if that's what's happening here; I don't know law). If it's not a law for which the women could be prosecuted criminally, then it's just a law wasting space for other, more worthy bureaucratic measures. Not sure what my point is, I guess. Perhaps all this to say that the gambling age should probably (along with the drinking age) be reduced to 18.