Monday, August 18, 2008

Problem gamblers sue gaming commission

MONTREAL - Quebec's gaming commission faces a potentially crippling payout as gambling addicts try to hold it responsible for downplaying the dangers of video lottery terminals.
A class-action lawsuit brought by a group of pathological gamblers is seeking compensation from Loto-Quebec for their addiction treatments.
With the plaintiffs claiming around 119,000 gamblers can trace their addictions to VLTs, a judgment could cost Loto-Quebec upwards of $500 million, excluding exemplary damages.

As a settlement offer, the gaming commission should just offer the plaintiffs double or nothing on the toss, best of three.

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