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Politician's wife who lost £2m in one evening sues The Ritz casino

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/politicians-wife-who-lost-2m-in-one-evening-sues-the-ritz-casino-9581127.html

A multi-millionaire gambling addict who lost £2m in one evening is suing The Ritz casino for allegedly “taking advantage” of her gambling addiction.
Nora Al-Daher, 50, frittered away her millions on the club’s punto banco table in just a few hours in April 2012,
But the glamorous Omani politician’s wife says it was all the club’s fault for failing to stop her playing and wants her money back.
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During her frequent trips to London, the court heard Mrs Al-Daher has been a regular in the capital’s casinos, often spending hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of pounds in one evening.
Between 1999 and April 2012, The Ritz alone had received more than £20m in buy-ins from Mrs Al-Daher, of which she lost more than £7m.

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Very pale. Looks like she needs some vitamin D - someone send her a link to our vitamin D thread. Don't mistakenly send the deluded dating thread link.

I suspect her hubby can afford it. Last time I heard the Omanis had taken in one of Gaddafi's daughters and it was costing something like 20 million to 'look after' her.

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You never "gamble" something you don't want to lose, because it is, after all, a "gamble"! It's no sort of "investment"!

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To be fair I agree with her.

These gambling companies prey on people.

I used to be hard and felt that everyone needs to look to themselves. As I've grown old I see these things from a different perspective. A perspective of asymmetric information, of human weaknesses, of Hobson's choices very often.

For instance I don't think energy companies and others should prey on people who fail to select providers every couple of years, or people who are in debt subsidising on their credit cards subsidising people who pay them off every month etc. etc.. It is almost as though the brains of the more intelligent middle classes are preying in their own way on the weaker members of society who lack the brain power and energy to devote to this mundane stuff.

in summary, our whole system runs on stupidity. i've maintained that for years.

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It's hard to regard someone who had £20m in the first place as a being a vulnerable victim. Where did SHE get her money? What does her husband get up to, for example, to get rich?

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Pin money? :wacko:

Whatever money the Pin has is wasted on engines and guitars! :blink:

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Whilst it’s hard to have sympathy with some one that wealthy, I’d back anyone in an argument against a book or casino.

Casino’s and bookies all make their profit from problem gamblers. They don’t want casual punters and they sure as hell don’t want anyone that has the vaguest probability of having the smallest advantage. Win consistently and see how long it takes you to get banned.

So she’s right, they did everything they could to ensure she just kept on gambling, because they knew she was a problem gambler.

Of course, there’s no option of suing laddies, if you’ve just dropped a weeks pay into a fixed odds roulette machine.

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I thought this thread would be about the Jack Nicholson quote in the film 'As Good As It Gets'. Jack plays a writer who gets asked "How do you write (sic) women so well?" by an interviewer.He replies,"I think of a man,and take away reason and accountabilty." :rolleyes:

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Very pale. Looks like she needs some vitamin D - someone send her a link to our vitamin D thread. Don't mistakenly send the deluded dating thread link.

ROTFLMAO! :D

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To be fair I agree with her.

These gambling companies prey on people.

I used to be hard and felt that everyone needs to look to themselves. As I've grown old I see these things from a different perspective. A perspective of asymmetric information, of human weaknesses, of Hobson's choices very often.

For instance I don't think energy companies and others should prey on people who fail to select providers every couple of years, or people who are in debt on their credit cards subsidising people who pay them off every month etc. etc.. It is almost as though the brains of the more intelligent middle classes are preying in their own way on the weaker members of society who lack the brain power and energy to devote to this mundane stuff.

Following that line of thinking leads to Fat Taxes, Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol prohibition, and any number of other counter-productive and illiberal measures. Sorry, but stupid people have to be allowed to get things wrong for the benefit of everyone else. I say that as someone who drinks far too much alcohol, and has the choice not to.

I thought this thread would be about the Jack Nicholson quote in the film 'As Good As It Gets'. Jack plays a writer who gets asked "How do you write (sic) women so well?" by an interviewer.He replies,"I think of a man,and take away reason and accountabilty." :rolleyes:

As well as a drink problem, I also have OCD, and I absolutely despise that film- I cope fine with with my OCD now, but at the time it came out I wasn't doing so well. Admittedly I only watched it the once but I thought it did a terrible disservice to sufferers; Nicholson's character behaves pretty abominably throughout, and it's all put down to OCD, whereas in reality I and the other people I know with OCD would never countenance being such a complete arsehole- some of them have it a lot worse than me, one of whom is currently living in my house :angry: .

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We all know how protecting people from recreational drugs turned out. How about we pretend that all adults are grown ups and that we all have to pay for our mistakes?

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