Winner questioned

Mar 23, 2010 2:38 AM

An Indiana gambler wracked up $55,000 in casino markers that he claims he doesn’t remember because he was drunk. Now he is in court challenging whether the former Caesars Indiana riverboat casino can force him to pay up.

Lawyers say it depends on Indiana law. The question falls on whether Indiana law allows a casino to enter into a legal contract with a patron who is drunk. The gambler’s lawyer says his client was served at least seven drinks in less than three hours at the facility now owned by Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.

The case is now under review by Orange Circuit Court Judge Larry Blanton.