Guest at Biloxi Casino Claims Unjust Detainment

Posted on: February 12, 2024, 02:16h. 

Last updated on: February 12, 2024, 02:16h.

A guest at a Biloxi casino claims to have been wrongfully detained and battered by security, despite being invited for a complimentary stay by the resort.

Biloxi casino Beau Rivage resort MGM
A Biloxi casino guest of Beau Rivage says he was wrongfully detained after resort security determined him to be intoxicated. MGM Resorts denies wrongdoing in the federal lawsuit. (Image: MGM Resorts International)

Brent Nettles claims that security at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino unlawfully arrested and detained him during an incident in March 2022, after they had invited him for a comped stay.

Nettles says he partakes in gambling and was willing to spend up to $20,000 a year as a form of entertainment. He was lured by MGM Resorts to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast casino with complimentary accommodations.

Security determined Nettles to be intoxicated and asked him to leave even though he was just enjoying a drink with his family. He was tackled and pinned to the ground when he returned to pay his tab, following a $5000 loss on slots.

Unlawful Arrest Allegation

The lawsuit alleges that due to a recent hip surgery, Nettles was even further harmed when he was handcuffed with zip ties that were too tight.

The lawsuit contends that Nettles was unlawfully battered, restrained, and detained without the authority of law,”

Despite these claims, MGM has dismissed the lawsuit as unsubstantiated and maintains that it had the right to ask Nettles to leave the property.

The lawsuit now seeks to recover financial damages and legal costs, however, MGM maintains that the case is without merit and should be dismissed.

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