Struck her in her left eye
A rogue roulette ball hit a casino player in her eye, causing her injuries that were “severe, painful, and permanent,” according to a personal injury lawsuit.
in a negligent and unsafe speed/manner”
In a civil court complaint filed September 25, Dalease Brown alleges that a roulette dealer at the Gold Coast hotel-casino in Las Vegas rolled the ball “in a negligent and unsafe speed/manner” on October 28, 2021. The complaint further states: “The marble ball ricocheted from the roulette wheel and violently struck Plaintiff in her left eye at a high rate of speed, severely injuring Plaintiff.”
Brown is reported to have suffered eye pain and was unable to see clearly. She is seeking damages amounting to $15,000.
Several instances of rogue roulette balls have been known to hit players in the face. One such occurrence was in 2015 when Lender Stocks sued the Arundel Mills Casino in Maryland for “traumatic” injuries he received after a roulette marble hit him in the face. At the time, he described the flying ball as a “high-velocity misguided missile.”
claimed that first aid was given “without warning or consent”
Seeking damages of $300,000, Stocks alleged that his treatment after the incident led him to being injured further. He claimed that first aid was given “without warning or consent” and that the eye drops caused him to have blurred vision and pain. When he attempted to leave the room, Stocks claimed that he hit his head on a metal door and lost consciousness.
Lawyers for the casino argued that the injuries were “minor and transient” and that he asked for the eye drops. They added that he fell because he dragged his leg and that he didn’t hit his head. The case was eventually thrown out with the judge labeling Stocks as “opportunistic.”