As casino goers, skilled players take more than their fair share of abuse whether security is throwing them out, accusing them of cheating or mistreating them in some other way. This is the place to read about such incidents.

Card counting , which is perfectly legal in all jurisdictions,

…can still get you into trouble at casinos. Think back to Robert DeNiro in the film ‘Casino’ when he  instructed security to escort a patron to the back room, where they proceeded to smash the patron's right hand with a hammer.  We wish we could say that all such criminal methods have gone away along with the old days of Las Vegas, but nasty incidents still abound in Las Vegas and many other places.


Shooting star casino

Casino guard faces criminal charges in beating of patron

June 12, 2023 3:37 am
BJ21 News Service

Currently facing charges is a security guard who was involved in a beating at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota....


$300K fine in patron abuse case against Fremont in Las Vegas

September 26, 2020 8:07 am
BJ21 News Service

The Nevada Gaming Commission agreed to a settlement with Fremont Hotel and Casino, fining the downtown Las Vegas hotel for an...


False imprisonment of two “good casino customers”

May 18, 2020 4:53 am
Al Rogers

This case, now several years old, was recently again brought back to my attention. It is illustrative of the incompetence and...

Overzealous security

Overzealous security

August 20, 2019 4:45 am
A Las Vegas AP

We all know that casino employees, especially security guards, can be overzealous and become belligerent over nothing. This is a...

Tribal casino backrooming

Tribal casino backrooming

June 9, 2019 6:09 am

I was once taken to the backroom of a tribal casino in the state of Washington. I was aggressively playing in a six-deck game...

Negative pr campaigns

Negative PR Campaigns?

March 22, 2019 4:52 am

There has long been a discussion of publishing a casino blacklist providing advantage players with a list of locations to avoid....

Maryland live-casino and local police settle with falsely imprisoned card counter

Maryland police officers settle with falsely imprisoned card counter

September 6, 2017 3:56 am

Maryland Live! Casino and Anne Arundel County, Maryland police officers settle with falsely imprisoned card counter...

Settlement jury verdict guards las vegas

Settlement in $160.5 million jury verdict for patron attacked by security guards at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas nightclub

May 3, 2017 5:04 am

Lawyers for a former New York hedge fund manager who was attacked by security officers at a Cosmopolitan nightclub reached an...

Security casinos las vegas

Links to Media Coverage of Casino Abuse of Patrons

December 19, 2016 5:35 am
Al Rogers

Casino security and common sense Eject, Evict, Trespass and 86, by Alan W. Zajic, Global Gaming Business Magazine It would...

Nersesian letter

Nersesian Letter

December 18, 2016 7:00 pm
Bob Nersesian

Al Rogers recently posted a reference to the police not doing their jobs with reference to casino security. It may be endemic in...