26 September 2007

Gambling addict: Red carpet treatment

Interesting story here about how Crown Casino, Melbourne, treated a gentleman with an admitted gambling addiction and $30 million.
His reaction - to sue the pants off them - is also a strategy worth considering.

3 Comments:

Blogger Alison said...

hmmmm ... can't help but support the desire to sue an unscrupulous corporate entity. Seems to highlight the tension of modern society, between individualism (and personal responsibility) and sociality (and ethical obligation). Yes, we must all take responsbility for our own behaviour, but so should business entities who manipulate/maximise personal weakness for profit.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Yes, there's some conflict between our wish to have corporate evildoers sued for taking advantage of our desires, and our wish that people should take charge of their own self-restraint and stop whinging. Fair enough that Big Tobacco was sued in the Rolah McCabe case, but I wouldn't like to see McDonald's sued just because they provide food and some people want to eat a lot of it.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Leila said...

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6:52 AM  

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