- Report: #830263
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Complaint Review: Fantasy Springs Casino
Fantasy Springs Casino84-245 Indio Springs Parkway Indio, California United States of America
Fantasy Springs Casino Keri Downs Outside of the law Indio, California
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One of my recent favorite gambling books is Beat The Players by Las Vegas attorney Bob Nersesian, whose schtick is suing Nevada casinos that have committed outrageous torts against patrons. I recently heard of an incident that happened at a California Indian casino that is similar to many of the incidents in Nersesian's book:
A casino player is 86ed from the casino and told not to come back. The casino's marketing department nonetheless sends him mailers inviting him back, which legally vitiates the ban. But the hapless player is dragged from his slot machine, is carried into the back room, roughed up, his winning slot tickets confiscated. He is then turned over to the real cops who arrest him for trespassing.
In any other place except an Indian casino, the patron might have a good lawsuit for false arrest, false imprisonment, battery, conversion, etc. Or he might lose in court. But Indian tribes, and their commercial operations including casinos, are sovereign entities under the law. They can't be sued, except in their own tribal courts. They regulate their own games, and the state gaming commission cannot inspect them. If an Indian casino security guard were to unholster his weapon and shoot you dead, while he might possibly be subject to prosecution by the authorities, you still wouldn't be able to sue.
The U.S. Supreme Court has opined that Indian tribal sovereign immunity is an accident of legal precedent, not unlike organized baseball's antitrust exemption, but it will be up to Congress to overturn it. Of course, the vast amount of money that the tribes contribute to political campaigns ensures this will never happen.
Keri Downs loves it when you give her gifts and tells you what ever she thinks you want to hear and then lies later when confronted. Dan London tells you play more and you get more, not an exact quote. BELIEVE ME when I say if you confront their actions you will be banned and although you cannot sue the casino you can sue the indiviuals. MORE people should do it so that they will stop the comp fraud I believe they commit. There are other indian casinos in the palm springs area that are honest and treat thier guests with respect without lies and harassment as they do at Fantasy Springs Casino. STAY AWAY FROM FANTASY SPRINGS IF YOU VALUE YOUR RIGHTS.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/28/2012 01:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fantasy-Springs-Casino/Indio-California-/Fantasy-Springs-Casino-Keri-Downs-Outside-of-the-law-Indio-California-830263. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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