US Gambler sues seven casinos for £10m

Arelia Margarita Taveras, 37, is suing seven US casinos for £10 million after she claims they failed in their “duty of care” to her and to notice she had a gambling problem. She lost £500,000.

Taveras was a high-flying lawyer who regularly went to Atlantic City to relax. However, she began receiving treatment reserved for high-rollers and was soon playing at the tables for days straight without eating or sleeping.

"They knew I was going for days without eating or sleeping," Taveras said.

"I would pass out at the tables. They had a duty of care to me. Nobody in their right mind would gamble for four or five straight days without sleeping."

Taveras is suing six Atlantic City casinos – the Resorts Atlantic City, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, the Tropicana Casino Resort, the Showboat Casino hotel, and Bally’s Atlantic City – plus one Las Vegas casino, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

All the casinos refute any responsibility.

Taveras’ case come days after a British gambler, Graham Calvert, is attempting to sue bookmaker William Hill for £2 million.

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