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Former Casino Worker Was Fired, Lost License For Failing To Pay For $1.84 Red Bull

Ex-Dealer Will Get A New Hearing After Court Overturns Previous Ruling

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A former casino worker in Cleveland, Ohio is seeking help from the court system after he was fired and lost his dealer’s license for taking a Red Bull valued at $1.84 from the casino’s break room and not paying for it.

When confronted, he said he thought he paid for it but that the transaction must have been accidentally voided somehow, court documents said, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Anthony Zingale was railroaded by the draconian rules and regulations aimed to protect Ohio’s fledgling casino industry even at the expense of workers and asked a state appeals court to overturn a ruling made by the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

The incident with the Red Bull happened in 2012.

The 8th District Court of Appeals sided with him and the issue has been sent back to the Casino Control Commission for a new hearing. He apparently wants to work at an Ohio casino again.

Ohio isn’t the only state in the region to harshly punish casino workers for misconduct that in actuality is pretty minor. A former casino poker dealer in Pennsylvania has been fighting a $75,000 fine, which was mandatory under the casino law in the Keystone State, for stealing $200 while working at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Also in Pennsylvania, a former roulette dealer was hit with criminal charges for telling a gambler that a certain number was “lucky.”

Ohio and Pennsylvania saw their first casinos open in 2012 and 2007, respectively.

 
 
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WPS22
4 years ago

How they ever get anyone to work in a casino is beyond me. Between the customers and the draconian regulations on employees, I just don't see how anyone tolerates it.

 
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Zack2
4 years ago

worked as a barback, aka bartenders bitched, in a casino in ac when i was younger. the people were the best ive ever worked with and it was a great environment. but managers for a casino take the job to a whole new asshole level. had a couple of bosses who would literally just walk all over the people like they were second rate citizens. i had one fat fuck manager who just had no idea how to talk to people. almost got fired when i told him he better watch himself when he talked to me. luckly the only cool manager that ever worked at the casino, his name was Paul, asian guy from trump plaza, good guy, stood up for me. but the moral of the story was the casino managers and higher ranking people do whatever they can to take advantage of their employees. normal with any job but more prevalent in the casino world.

 
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nowmoney
4 years ago

Shitty laws pushed to the maximum again

 
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zzyxx15
4 years ago

Pretty simple, you steal you get fired. The court has no business overturning this. Must have been an Obama appointee.

 
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mjdj45
4 years ago

Really?...over less than $2?????...you gotta be as dumb those guys in the story.....

 
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zzyxx15
4 years ago

I'm dumb enough to employee over 600 people.

People who steal don't have a self imposed quota such as I only steal things under $5.00.

If this was an innocent mistake and he was a good employee he would not have been fired.

 
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nowmoney
4 years ago

^^^ THIS ^^^
You don't believe in the adage " punishment should fit the crime" I don't know if you have kids, but I will make the assumption if you did -- and one of your Children stole something like a gum at a store and was caught. Would you like the punishment to be excessive like chopping off one of their hands to teach them a lesson?
*** I think if you were truly an honest person -- you would want the punishment to fit the crime for something as small as gum stealing. And I am sure at some point in your life you made bad decisions in one way or the other. And you would want some mercy or second chance.

 
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maxima191
4 years ago

1.84 pathetic!

 
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