Caesars Casino in Canada has been sued by a compulsive gambler, because he missed two payments on his debt. A judge has ordered Caesars to repay the gambler his money back. This situation may help to shed more light on the ethics of a casino that is so often criticized for its unethical business practices.
The Canadian court ruling was made based on information from the CCA (Canada’s anti-gambling commission), which stated that the gambler had a problem with gambling, and that he had repeatedly missed and overpaid for his bills. He was also arrested for trespassing after an argument with the security guard at Caesars and charged with theft of property, fraud, and trespassing.
According to CCA investigator Michael Houchin, Caesar had recently come to the United States in hopes of finding work with a casino. However, once he arrived in Vancouver, he quickly ran into trouble. Houchin said Caesar was always late for work, was always suspicious when he came home from work, and had a habit of sneaking out the back door after hours to gamble.
Gambling can be a dangerous and addictive activity and should never be taken lightly. Gambling is often illegal, and the use of gambling software is sometimes banned. People who gamble too much, get involved in organized crime schemes, and get involved in other problems are often put into rehabilitation programs to help them become sober. Caesars Casino in Canada however does not seem to have any such programs to help people addicted to gambling.
In the case against Caesar, Houchin claimed that the casino knew about the risk of having Caesar at their establishment. According to Houchin, Caesar had tried to escape from other casinos and escaped into the Caesars property on several occasions. He said that Caesar, a convicted gambler, repeatedly had problems in prison, and was in and out of prison each time he went in and out of Vancouver.
Caesar also has a criminal record of breaking the law, and Houchin claims that Caesar had tried to rob the owner of the Caesars property a few years ago. Another CCA investigator claimed that Caesar had stolen one of his clients’ money when he went to buy a computer. He was caught on camera by a surveillance camera and arrested. Caesar’s criminal record included arrests for assault, vandalism, trespassing, stealing, possession of drugs, and other crimes. While Caesar himself said that he doesn’t blame his criminal past, and his history with gambling and crime will be a factor in how he conducts himself at Caesars Casino, it does raise some ethical questions as to question what sort of rules the company is following in dealing with someone who suffers from gambling problems.