Main Street Station Casino Resort Hotel , a Boyd property, is named in recent lawsuit. A Hawaii man badly beaten at Las Vegas casino sues for negligence claiming that the casino was at fault for not providing sufficient security in a long, dark hallway that leads to the restrooms.
Calvin Kawamura, who was beaten and robbed in 2010, was severely attacked and robbed of $300 by a homeless man who wandered into a casino bathroom. He spent days in the intensive care unit with skull fractures and bleeding to the brain.
Although the California Hotel & Casino, another Boyd Property, is known for having a large Hawaiian base of customers, Main Street station actively courts the same market with its Vacations Hawaii website
His attorney Edmund Saffery tells Hawaii News Now that the casino markets itself as, “a home away from home” for Hawaii residents who frequent Las Vegas and that it should be a safe place for visitors.
Speaking of the vicious attack Saffrey said, “He’s attacked from behind and his head is smashed into the urinal by a person we understand was homeless at the time, who had wandered into the casino unimpeded”
I can tell you that beatings in a casino restroom are not as uncommon as you may think. I know of at least 3 jurisdictions that it has occurred in, although those people decided not to file a lawsuit.
Some of the casino restrooms are in out of the way locations so you should exercise extreme caution if you do use a restroom in an out of the way location. You might be safer finding a restroom in a more heavily trafficked area.
Main Street Station operator Boyd Gaming Corp. has not yet commented on the pending litigation.