Can you sue an Indian casino?

Previous | Next
 rated by 0 users
Latest post 02-24-2011 7:50 AM by speee1dy. 9 replies.
  • 02-22-2011 7:19 PM

    Can you sue an Indian casino?

    Hi all.  I don't even know if I am in the right forum or not.  I was at a casino today and won a jackpot for $1778.30.  After waiting about 15 minutes, the head of security came over and told me they were not going to pay me because back in 2007 I banned myself.  I was under the impression the ban was for one year.  I have been gambling there for the past 3 years and no one has ever stopped me.  They even let me open a check cashing account!!  So here I was in front of all these people being told I could not get paid, and then the security lady escorted me to my car.   Total humiliation.  Any thoughts or ideas???/

  • 02-22-2011 9:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    So you WERE banned?  You were "under the impression the ban was for one year"?

    What gave you "that impression"?

    What did you do to get yourself banned to begin with?

    Not that it really matters.  Usually, when someone says "I was under the impression", that's usually enough to conclude you don't really know what your situation really was.

     

  • 02-22-2011 10:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    It was a voluntary ban.  My ex-husband told me I had to or he would leave me.  I did get a letter after I did it but that was 4 years ago so I don't remember what it said.  I guess when I say I thought it was for one year I mean I went back to the casino after a year went by and no one "threw me out" so I figured my voluntary ban was over.

  • 02-22-2011 10:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    Find the letter or get a copy it from the casino.

    You're flying blind without it.

     

    • The right of the people 
    • to keep and bear arms,
    • shall not be infringed.
  • 02-22-2011 10:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    That does not make much sense to me actually.  You say it was a voluntary ban?   And yet, you received a letter to that effect?  But you don't know or remember what that letter said, because you threw it out?

    >My ex-husband told me I had to or he would leave me.

    Since he is now being called "ex", I take it, he left you anyway?

    And they happened not to recognize you when you returned to this casino, and "noone threw you out" so that indicated to you, that the ban must be over?

     

     

  • 02-22-2011 10:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    And I am sorry, if my questions seem at all harsh. I honestly hope you do have some recourse.  It just seems like this was all somewhat predictable to me.

    Good luck!

     

  • 02-22-2011 10:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    It just seems funny to me that for 3 years they never "noticed" I was there spending money but the first time I win a large amount, they tell me I can't be there.  Just ticked off and need to vent I guess.

  • 02-23-2011 11:11 AM In reply to

    • Drew
      Consumer
    • Top 10 Contributor
    • Joined on 03-30-2000
    • PA
    • Posts 48,948

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    Seems rather convenient that they remembered you were banned  just in time  to refuse to pay winnings.

    I might dig into that a bit more carefully  with  the appropriate state gaming commission?



  • 02-23-2011 5:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

    I was thinking the exact same thing.  Liked taking my money, but not paying me when entitled!!

  • 02-24-2011 7:50 AM In reply to

    Re: Can you sue an Indian casino?

     I am just wondering if you ever went to get the ban lifted off of yourself?  where i work i know people that ban themselves and than a day or a week later have the ban lifted. is this what you did the first time you went back to the casino. If you did not lift the ban and they did not, than they are probably correct.

Page 1 of 1 (10 items) | RSS

My Community

Community Membership New Users: Search Community