Update: “Gambler’s $20M lawsuit against casinos tossed”

Arelia Margarita Taveras, a lawyer who gambled away client funds at New Jersey tables and then proceeded to sue the casinos, was thrown out of court by a federal judge. We covered the case Mar. 9. (AP/PhillyBurbs, Sept. 22).


  • “She spent money on the bona fide chance that she might win more money. In short, she gambled.” Was the judge referring to the plaintiff’s activities in the casino or the courtroom?

  • Both. She just couldn’t keep away from one last roll of the dice.

  • And I am sure that if she had won the big jackpot, she would have given the money back, seeing as how she should have been kept out of the casinos.