Winning at Craps: Are Casinos Vulnerable to State Suits for Social Costs? - A Preliminary Analysis
Frank J. Vandall
Emory University School of Law
Managerial and Decision Economics, 2003
"Winning at Craps" takes the theory used in the tobacco suits and asks whether casinos might be liable for social costs in suits by the states. The cause of action in nuisance, the defense of assumption of risk, cause in fact and proximate cause are evaluated. Policy arguments dealing with the legality of gambling, addiction and taxation are considered.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: tobacco, guns, economics, nuisance, assumption of risk, proximate cause, cause in fact, casinos, gambling, addiction, taxation
Date posted: November 24, 2003