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Ohio man sues casino after US$35,000 in winnings robbed

A student handles gaming chips during a demonstration at a blackjack table at the Macao Polytechnic Institute’s Gaming Teaching and Research Centre in Macau, China on June 18.

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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.”

(Liberty Times)










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.


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