A man was shot in the hand in a parking garage following a successful gambling stint at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland, Ohio. The shooting occurred at approximately 5:45 am, on Wednesday morning.
According to reports from the police, both the victim and the assailant, along with two females, arrived at the casino together after initially meeting hours earlier at a local strip club. Upon exiting the casino, both men got into the alleged shooter’s silver Dodge Ram. The victim told authorities that the assailant brandished a silver handgun shortly after entering the truck.
The victim recounted the alleged shooter saying, “Give me all your bread!” After handing over at least $2,600 in winnings, the victim stepped out of the truck before hearing two gunshots. While one of the shots missed entirely, the other struck the man’s right hand and index finger. Following the shots, the assailant fled in the truck, and the victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Thus far, no arrests have been made, and the investigation remains underway.
Opened on May 14, 2012, the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland was the first legal casino in the state of Ohio. The casino is located in downtown Cleveland and is open 24 hours a day. It is owned and operated by Rock Ohio Caesars, a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment and Dan Gilbert’s Rock Gaming.
Wednesday’s parking lot shooting is yet another example of an incident that could’ve been avoided with adherence to a few simple casino safety tips. While gambling is meant to be a fun experience, it’s always important to keep safety in the back of your mind, especially when exiting the casino. Be friendly, but also wary, when approached by strangers while gambling. Remember, while uncommon, some people enter casinos with undesirable motives.
Always stay safe when exiting the gambling hall. Be cautious, especially in isolated areas, in order to avoid unnecessary risks and confrontations. If you don’t feel comfortable, depend on your casino’s established safety services. Many casinos offer checks in place of cash for major winnings, which are a good way to protect your cash. Also, most casinos have security guards on hand to escort you to the parking lot, upon request. While safety incidents following a trip to the casino are increasingly uncommon, it is still a good idea to safeguard your own well being in order to avoid issues.
If you’re in the mood for an even more secure gambling experience, online casinos offer the safest form of gaming available. Without leaving the comfort of your home, you can enjoy all of the excitement and fun of physical casino locations with none of the potential security issues along the way.
No matter where you choose to gamble, using common sense can help you avoid the vast majority of incidents. Before leaving a casino with a pocket full of cash and jumping into a truck with a person you don’t know, it is always a good idea to think about all of the possible outcomes of your actions.