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Jury awards $1 million to woman who lost job at Harrah's

18 December 2007

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- As reported by the Kansas City Star: "A Clay County jury has awarded a woman $1 million in actual and punitive damages after she claimed Harrah's North Kansas City Casino and Hotel wrongfully terminated her.

"Former security employee Michele Chambers of Kansas City said she was fired after she alerted the Missouri Gaming Commission that she was instructed by supervisors not to investigate, intervene or report to the commission gamblers who use multiple player cards in violation of state law.

"Jacqueline Peterson, a spokeswoman for Las Vegas-based Harrah's, said the company would appeal but declined to comment further.

"...The verdict contrasts sharply with Harrah's reputation as one of the national gaming industry's earliest and strongest backers of programs to help problem gamblers..."

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