The Casino Queen in St. Louis, Missouri is currently being sued by a Mark Myers, a gambler who says he was robbed and it was the casinos fault. The man was supposedly stalked by two men at the caisson and they followed him home where he was shot and robbed.
The lawsuit states that Myers was playing blackjack at the casino and he was able to win $17,500. This happened back in April of 2009. The man blames the casino on numerous counts for the incident. He says he was served alcohol after he was already intoxicated as well as the fact that they gave him cash for his winnings instead of a check.
Myers also stated in his suit that the casino was aware of other robberies which took place in the same manner as his. He stated the casino should have been able to see on their security monitors that he was being followed throughout the casino.
When Myers left the casino that night he took a taxi home. The two men allegedly followed him in another taxi to his home. He was then robbed of the money he won while playing blackjack and he was shot in the process. He has not been able to work since the robbery and he filed the lawsuit on June 10th.
According to an article in the Riverfront Times, the Casino Queen responded to the lawsuit by stating they cannot comment on pending legal matters. They did state that it is important to note that the Casino has ‘provided an environment for millions of patrons to safely enjoy gaming for almost twenty years.”
It will be interesting to see where this case leads. Will the casino be considered at fault for the robbery? Or will Myers be sent home without any cash? We will stay on top of this story and report the latest findings.