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.”