A problem gambler who lost $330,000 at a British Columbia casino has failed again in her attempt to sue the province’s gambling agency over its inability to keep her out of trouble.
Joy Ross sued the B.C. Lottery Corp. after she broke a casino exclusion program she had voluntarily joined, but managed to make her way back into the gambling parlour. According to CBC News, Ross first sued B.C. Lottery Corp. in 2010 after losing the fortune while on the agency's "do not admit" list. The case was dismissed and Ross tried again in 2012.
When Ross filed her lawsuit in 2012, the woman's lawyer said the government and casinos "owed addicted gamblers a duty of care" once they were on the exclusion list.
In its ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that the self-exclusion program was not a legal contract that holds the lottery groups responsible for the actions of participants.
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