Ohio man sues casino after US$35,000 in winnings robbed 俄亥俄男子賭贏的三萬五千美元被搶後控告賭場

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 - Page 10

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)

美國一名男子在自家遭人以槍威脅,搶走他玩二十一點剛贏得的數千美元後,控告一家位於俄亥俄州哥倫布市的賭場。

二十九歲的大衛.海伊斯在訴訟中宣稱,二名持槍男子進入他的臥室,要求他交出三萬五千八百美元。

他說,哥倫布好萊塢賭場應該用支票支付他贏得的錢,而且賭場也沒有將他的地址和其他個人資料保密。

根據這起訴訟內容,海伊斯先生去年十月在哥倫布好萊塢賭場玩二十一點贏錢後,拿著他的籌碼到出納櫃檯兌現,要求對方以支票支付。櫃檯人員並未回應他的要求,所以海伊斯先生接受的是現金。

這名原告說,櫃員在一張紙上抄寫下他駕照上的資料,而且出示這張紙讓他確認,這種方式會讓其他人看到這些資料內容。

護送海伊斯先生去取車的保全曾問他,擔不擔心身上帶著這麼大筆現金,對此,海伊斯回答他的兄弟有槍。

這家賭場辯駁說,海伊斯先生是因「他個人疏失」而損失這筆錢。

(自由時報/翻譯:管淑平)