Woman Suing Casino After Slot Machine Falls On Her Head

slot-machine-falls-on-womanA Pennsylvania woman is suing the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino for negligence after one of their slot machines fell onto her head.

In a lawsuit filed in Luzerne County Court, Alberta McCarthy alleges that the Mohegan Sun failed to maintain the slot machine, which was in “a dangerous and defective condition.”

Court papers from McCarthy state that the incident occurred on Oct. 8, when the top of the slot machine fell and struck her head, face, and right arm.

She immediately felt “dizzy and dazed,” claiming that the accident also “rendered [her] sick, sore, disabled and maintained severe physical and mental pain as well as great discomfort, all of which required medical care.”

Another part of the slot machine broke off and fell onto her left foot and ankle. McCarthy’s court papers claim that injuries sustained in the incident are all permanent.

According to the Times Leader, McCarthy wants damages in excess of $50,000. The Mohegan Sun hasn’t answered a message left by the Times Leader asking for comment.

This is the latest stroke of bad luck to hit the Mohegan Sun Pocono, which was recently scammed out of over $422,000 by two former employees and a slots player.

As we reported yesterday, cocktail waitress Rochelle Poszeluznyj pleaded guilty in an elaborate slots scam that saw her pass off player’s club cards to a gambler named Mark Heltzel.

Heltzel used $478,000 worth of free play from the cards to win $422,000 from the slot machines. He, Poszeluznyj, and player development VP Mark Pellegrini split the profits three ways.

The cheating scam started with Pellegrini, who had access to player’s club cards. He used his position to pass this info onto Poszeluznyj so that she could distribute cards to Heltzel.

Poszeluznyj’s sentencing awaits while Heltzel and Pellegrini have not agreed to plea deals yet.