This has been trending the last day or so, From the UK's Daily Mirror, July 3, Gambling addict wife of Omani politician blew £2MILLION in one night - and sues casino
The (ex?) wife of the Foreign Minister of Oman, Badr Al Busaidi (the 'Get Real Omanis' Tweeter) has sued the London Ritz Hotels gambling club for allowing her to gamble away two million pounds with out stopping her. Mrs Al Daher is originally Saudi. It seems to be a interesting month with both making headlines.
It's easy to be cynical when reading headlines. But, we don't know all the facts, and from the article the gambling seems to be an on-going issue for her. We wish her well and that she can overcome these challenges at the moment for the better. Generally, the first step in recovery is taking personal responsibility according to National Center for Responsible Gaming. Atlantic City, New Jersey casinos keep an 'exclusion list' which doesn't allow known addicts to gamble and turns them away if they come to play which would be in support of the 'reasoning' of her case. I find it peculiar that she would sue the Ritz in the first place.