Award Date


Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

William Werner


The service of alcohol to high-end gamblers may hinder your ability to collect unpaid debt. Gamblers have opted to use the legal theory of Dram Shop, to reduce, if not eliminate unpaid debt. Their position is that they were too drunk to gamble and therefore not responsible for their debts. Gamblers have been largely unsuccessfully using Dram Shop laws; however the casino executives should make themselves familiar with the legal precedent to ensure total liability protection.


Alcoholism; Casinos--Law and legislation; Debt; Dram Shop; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Gambling--Law and legislation; Liability (Law)


Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Food and Beverage Management | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Tourism and Travel