Is this a bad move from a parent?

I had a friend who once told me that when he was in college, his parents asked to borrow 800 dollars from them. They DID say they would pay him back. Shortly after, they went to a casino and won 1600 dollars. When he asked for his money back they basically told him that he is 18 and should be helping anyway and... show more I had a friend who once told me that when he was in college, his parents asked to borrow 800 dollars from them. They DID say they would pay him back.

Shortly after, they went to a casino and won 1600 dollars. When he asked for his money back they basically told him that he is 18 and should be helping anyway and if he kept asking then he would be kicked out.

Who's right?
Update: I promise they are not lousy people. They just have their stupid moments.
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