The lawsuit claims the security personnel "audaciously and without authority informed the plaintiff that, because the casino is private property, plaintiff did not have the ability to leave until he complied with defendant's demands for identification."
Yep, I'm the owner of a 7-11... You came in to buy a slurpy and I'm not gonna let you leave until you show me your ID!!!
Astonishing... Let's think about this. They confiscated $3600 in chips. So what was he playing? $500 max bet maybe intending on buying more if needed or something? Maybe 2x300? So what was this guy going to earn from playing at the Hard Rock? Let's run some numbers... Assuming he was playing a .36 house edge game (good game - 6D LS S17), and working his spread to be a 2x300 max bet out at TC +4. Also assuming a $50 min table and only wonging out at TC < -1 = $71.35/hour.
Okay, so he's from NJ, goes to Vegas several times a year I'm sure... So let's say he goes to vegas 4 times a year (once per quarter). During that trip let's say he gets 10 hours of play from the hard rock - I would think this is A LOT... 5 different sessions of 2 hours even! That's going to equate out to about $700 per trip (surely there's tipping, mistakes, cover, etc, that rounds this number down even more). This would mean PER YEAR he earns about $2800 from the Hard Rock (don't forget taxes, but we're just looking at it from the Hard Rock's stand point).
So let's see... $2800 per year, say he counts for 30 years. Well that comes out to be a LIFETIME WIN from the Hard Rock of $84,000. Now what did they do? They went ahead and broke the law
in order to get in a lawsuit that's going to cost them probably $200,000 (with attorneys fee's, etc). They effectively chose to break the law and then lose $200k from their bottom line (about 3 LIFETIMES of counting for Kho) because they are bullies with a serious power tripping complex.
Brilliant. Just brilliant. I wonder why casinos go bankrupt when they have so many suckers playing so many losing games?
Playing it correctly means you've already won.