I loaned my friend $500 AT THE casino to gamble with. He also agreed to pay $25 in ATM fees. I have two witnesses. We are both of age and it was legal to gamble in that state (Mississippi). He lives in Tennessee and I live in Georgia. He has since become a drug addict and not payed me back. I made reasonable attempts to get the money, but it has failed. I am going to take it to small claims court very soon. My question: was it illegal to loan money to someone to gamble with? I've heard both ways. Thanks for your help (anyone).