When working at a casino, employees must adhere to the rules and regulations of the facilities. When dealing cards or working the gaming floor, the employees must make sure the games run smoothly. In some cases, casino workers will bend the rules and make decisions that can get them in trouble. In most cases, the casino is right but there are some instances where the rulings are a bit harsh. A former casino worker in the state of Ohio recently was subject to a court case from his former employer that was quite unusual.
Anthony Zingale was working in the state of Ohio as a gaming dealer when he took a break and got himself a Red Bull drink. Nothing unusual except Zingale did not pay for the drink. He was confronted and thought he had paid but the transaction apparently did not go thru. Zingale then lost his job and had to face a court case for the incident.
The drink issue took place in 2012 and Zingale was in court earlier this month in the state of Ohio. A ruling by the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will hopefully be overturned by the state appeals court if the judges will side with the former casino employee, who has filed an appeal. Zingale lost his license to be able to deal and he wanted to be back in action at the card table.
The state of Ohio punished the former employee harshly and it is not uncommon for this to happen. Casinos have stiff rules and can go a bit too far with punishment that may not exactly fit the crime. It will be interesting to see if the former dealer will have his license put back in action with the courts changing the ruling based on the simple mistake.