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Couple Sues South African Casino

11 March 2004

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the Cape Times: "A Dolphin Beach man and his partner are suing GrandWest Casino and Federal Gaming - responsible for security services at the complex - for R1,2-million (US$ 179,838)in damages after he was allegedly assaulted and held at gunpoint by security officials in March 2002.

"…In papers before the Cape High Court, Levy alleges that, during the early hours of March 26 2002, a security official at the casino approached him in a 'hostile and aggressive manner' and chased after his vehicle in a bakkie as he left the premises and drove in the direction of Maitland.

"He alleges that the officials pulled in front of his vehicle 'in a reckless manoeuvre' and forced it to stop before forcing him out of his car at gunpoint…"

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