A US man has sued a casino in Columbus, Ohio, after he was robbed at gunpoint of thousands of dollars of blackjack winnings at his home later.
David Hayes, 29, says in a lawsuit that two armed men entered his bedroom and demanded $35,800.
He says the Hollywood Casino Columbus failed to keep his address and other personal information confidential and should have paid him in a check.
According to the lawsuit, after winning at the blackjack tables during a gambling session in October, Hayes took his chips to the cashier at the Hollywood Casino Columbus and asked to be given a check. The clerk did not agree, so Hayes offered to accept cash.
The plaintiff says the clerk wrote down information from his driver’s license on a piece of paper and held it up for him to confirm — in a manner that would have allowed others to read the details.
The security guard who escorted Hayes to his car asked if he was concerned about having a lot of cash, to which Hayes replied that his brother kept a gun, Hayes said.
The casino argues that Hayes lost the money because of “his own negligence.”
1. at gunpoint idiom
在槍口威脅下 (zai4 qiang1 kou3 wei1 xie2 xia4)
例: He was caught within minutes after having robbed a bank at gunpoint.
2. winnings n.
比賽或賭博贏來的錢 (bi3 sai4 huo4 du3 bo2 ying2 lai2 de5 qian2)
例: The jackpot winner doesn’t intend to share the winnings with her husband.
3. confidential adj.
秘密的；機密的 (mi4 mi4 de5; ji1 mi4 de5)
例: Any information you provide will be kept confidential.