A woman in San Diego is looking to make a quick buck by filing a nuisance lawsuit against Chuck E. Cheese for running an establishment that she believes is basically a casino.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the suit targets seemingly skill-based games that take tokens and spit out tickets. She says the games are closer to chance-based games such as slot machines, and that they “create the same highs and lows experienced by adults who gamble their paychecks or the mortgage payment.”
Even though she apparently allowed her kids to play the games in question, she believes she’s entitled to $5 million in damages and restitution. Thankfully, Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company has put this unfathomably stupid case into perspective by stating that their machines are not illegal, but if they were, the accuser is an admitted participant in illegal gambling, and should therefore be barred from seeking any damages or restitution.