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Compulsive Gambler Wins Lawsuit

27 February 2004

AUSTRIA – As reported by the National Post: "A compulsive gambler who lost his business and tried to commit suicide after running up huge debts on casino blackjack tables and roulette wheels finally hit it lucky in Austria last week.

"The country's Appeals Court ruled that Christian Hainz should be reimbursed $834,000 by the operator of two casinos where he claimed that he lost more than $4-million in a three-year betting binge.

"He argued that the casino had done nothing to help to cure his gambling habit and should pay back some of his losses…"

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