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Can Casinos Be Held Liable If a Guest Is the Victim of a Crime on Their Property?

In January, a 74-year-old New Jersey woman was the victim of a violent crime at a casino while visiting the Philadelphia area. Per the Delaware County Daily Times, the woman was approached by two women in the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester parking. The two women pushed her to the ground and ripped the handbag she was holding from its straps. Thanks to video surveillance, which captured the armed robbery, the two women who committed the assault were apprehended in early February. Still, the question remains, could this crime have been prevented if the casino provided better security? What Is Negligent Security? When a business fails to provide a safe environment for visitors, it is known as negligent security. Examples of negligent security can include not having enough security guards on duty, failing to provide adequate lighting or having doors with broken locks. If for instance someone is…
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