Grand theft auto, toddlers in tow and other true tales from Md. casinos


(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency’s compliance division publishes a monthly summary of incidents and infractions at the state’s four casinos, and they’re never dull. Here are a few entries from the March report. Square brackets [like these] indicate where I’ve added or translated something to explain the state’s shorthand; the summaries are otherwise verbatim.

March 1, Maryland Live: “A male subject was evicted due to being under the influence of some type of intoxicant.”

March 2, Rocky Gap Casino Resort: “A male patron was evicted from the poker area for using foul language and being intoxicated.”

March 4, Maryland Live: “A female entered the casino carrying a small child who was approximately two (2) years of age.”

March 5, Hollywood Casino Perryville: “A patron reported a theft of chips to security.”

March 7, Rocky Gap Casino Resort: “An underage male subject was located playing blackjack in the poker pit located in the hotel lobby. The underage subject did not consume any alcohol.”

March 9, Hollywood Casino Perryville: “A female was identified as being too intoxicated to remain on the gaming floor and was evicted.”

March 11, Casino at Ocean Downs: “A male subject was identified as being too intoxicated to remain on the gaming floor.”

March 16, Rocky Gap Casino Resort: “An employee reported to security that someone had removed her phone from her coat in the women’s restroom.”

March 16, Rocky Gap Casino Resort: “An employee reported to security that someone had taken $40.00 from his bag in the locker room.”

March 17, Hollywood Casino Perryville: “A seventeen (17) year old male was found to be in the Celebrity Bar and Grille.”

March 18, Hollywood Casino Perryville: “A subject was found to have stolen approximately $600 in vouchers and cashed them out.”

March 18, Maryland Live: “A male patron reported to security that he had been assaulted by another male patron.”

March 18, Maryland Live: “A male patron reported to security that he had been assaulted by another female patron.”

March 24, Maryland Live: “A patron assaulted a security guard and was evicted.”

March 24, Maryland Live: “A patron reported to police that someone had stolen his vehicle from the parking garage.”

March 25, Maryland Live: “Two (2) intoxicated male subjects were evicted from the casino. One tried to re-enter and was subsequently arrested.”

March 28, Casino at Ocean Downs: “A patron reported to security that someone had taken a $100.00 bill she had dropped.”

March 31, Maryland Live: “A patron reported to casino staff that someone had stolen $300.00 worth of his chips from a poker table.”

March 31, Maryland Live: “A patron reported to security that someone had stolen his iPhone while it was charging near the [slot machine] he was playing.”

You can read the March compliance summary in its entirety here (PDF).

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Previous true tales

February: Crooked dealers, brawling poker players

January: Bloody cards, false robbery reports

December: Stolen hubcaps, concealed handguns

November: Belligerent gamblers, stolen tip jars

October: Drunken seniors, fistfights, larceny

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J. Freedom du Lac is the editor of The Post's general assignment news desk. He was previously a Local enterprise reporter and, before that, the paper’s pop music critic.
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