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Hello I wanted to know I had a case? I am a regular player of a Casino and I do use a players card when I vist this establishment. At times I vist this casino I forget my players card at home and have to go to courtesy counter and get a new one. I have done this plenty of times but this last time was different the gentle that helped me asked a question I have never been asked before he said " Is your phn number and address still the same?" I said yes he gave me my card and I went about my business. A few days later I received a text message from a unknown person? It was the gentleman that helped me at the casino counter he got my info from my club indulge account and contacted me. His messages were strange, the simple fact he retrieved me phn from my account makes me very uncomfortable I do not know him nor did I personally give him any of my personal information this makes me scared and afraid. What can I do??

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3 minutes ago, ERNSGIRL said:

 What can I do??

 

Complain to the management of the casino and use the feature on your phone to block any further text messages from him. If the guy continues to contact you after that, then you might consider filing a police complaint and/or going to court to get an injunction or order of protection.

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1 hour ago, ERNSGIRL said:

So I do not have a case against the casino for him doing that?? 

 

Not from the facts you provided. You have not suffered any legally recognized damages from this, e.g. financial loss, physical injury, etc. Moreover, the casino likely can successfully argue that the employee’s messages to you were not done in the course of his employment, so the concept of employer liability for the acts of its employees would not apply. In that situation, you would then have to prove that the casino was somehow itself negligent.

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4 hours ago, ERNSGIRL said:

I do have the proof in his message he stated that he was from the Casino And he printed out my card for me

 

Right, but these text messages that he is sending to you are not part of his job. He’s doing that on his own, and the employer typically is not responsible for stuff he does that is outside the scope of his job.

 

And in any event, you still have the issue that you have not suffered any legally recognized injury from what he has done so far.

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How do I know he's not outside my house stalking me or he's some kind of sick pervert o already suffer from aniexty PTSD AND SERVE DEPRESSION it's a very serious thing so are u telling me I gotta wait until he actually tries to harm me 

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10 hours ago, ERNSGIRL said:

What can I do?

 

I'm sure you can do lots of things.  It's not clear what you want to do.  If I were you, I would contact the gentleman's employer and explain what happened and ask that he be admonished not to contact you again.

 

 

7 hours ago, ERNSGIRL said:

So I do not have a case against the casino for him doing that?

 

If you're talking about grounds for a lawsuit, of course you do not.  No legal wrong occurred, and you have suffered no damages.

 

 

6 hours ago, Tax_Counsel said:

the casino likely can successfully argue that the employee’s messages to you were not done in the course of his employment, so the concept of employer liability for the acts of its employees would not apply.

 

4 hours ago, ERNSGIRL said:

I does apply he admitted it in text messages

 

You're not a lawyer, right?  You came here asking a question and got a couple of very correct responses from a person who is a lawyer.  And yet you're now contradicting what you were told about a point of law.  It's not clear what this person "admitted" to you, but the point that "Tax_Counsel" made was that the employer (the casino) is not vicariously liable for what its employee did because the employee was not acting in the course and scope of his employment.  It is certainly correct that contacting you as he has done is not within the course and scope of the employee's employment, so in that sense, "Tax_Counsel" is correct.  I don't really think that's the issue here, however, since there's no basis for a negligence claim to begin with, but we needn't go this far into the analysis since no legal wrong occurred and you suffered no damages.  As "Tax_Counsel" already explained, your recourse is to block this guy's texts and complain to his employer.  That's it.

 

 

5 minutes ago, ERNSGIRL said:

How do I know he's not outside my house stalking me or he's some kind of sick pervert

 

You don't know either of those things.  You also don't know those things about any other employee of the casino who hasn't contacted you.  Nor do you know that "Tax_Counsel" and I aren't outside your house stalking you, etc., etc.  You didn't bother telling us what this guy put in his text messages, but nothing you have told us gives us reason to conclude that you have any reason to believe any of these things are true about this guy.  However, if the content of the text messages gives you legitimate concern, you can and should contact the police and/or seek a restraining order.

 

 

5 minutes ago, ERNSGIRL said:

are u telling me I gotta wait until he actually tries to harm me 

 

Wait to do what?  Your post started out with you asking about suing the casino, and now you've moved on to thinking this guy is a stalker/psycho killer.  Those things have nothing to do with each other, and suing the casino won't prevent this guy from stalking or harming you.

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10 minutes ago, ERNSGIRL said:

How do I know he's not outside my house stalking me or he's some kind of sick pervert o already suffer from aniexty PTSD AND SERVE DEPRESSION it's a very serious thing so are u telling me I gotta wait until he actually tries to harm me 

You do not know what his intentions are,it could even be something sexual in nature.Probably the best thing for you to do,is file a police report,and also report the messages you've received to the Casino.Really though,since nothing has happened beyond those txts you received,the Police is not going to give you 24 hour protection,nor should you expect it,but reporting it may still be a good idea in case he attempts to do anything else.

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7 minutes ago, ERNSGIRL said:

How do I know he's not outside my house stalking me or he's some kind of sick pervert o already suffer from aniexty PTSD AND SERVE DEPRESSION it's a very serious thing so are u telling me I gotta wait until he actually tries to harm me 

 

You also don’t know that he is outside stalking you. You don’t really know much about him at all, of course. So you don’t likely have much basis for concluding he means to harm you. How many messages has he sent? What did he say in them? If it was just a couple of messages and nothing threatening was said then it’s pretty unlikely that he really means to do you any harm. Don’t let your anxiety and fears run away with you here.

 

You certainly may complain to the casino. You may block his messages. Those two steps may be all it takes to get the guy to forget about you. If he still persists in trying to contact you, then you might want to see an attorney about seeking an injunction or protective order and make a complaint of harassment with the police.

 

But right now you don’t have any lawsuit for money damages, either from the guy or from his employer. You have to first suffer some kind of legally recognized injury, like financial loss or physical injury, to win any money damages. You cannot sue for what MIGHT happen.

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This is very practical in nature,but very important.Awareness of your surroundings.to many people get caught off guard opening themselves open to robbery,rape,and assaults.When you are out in public,whether on business or pleasure,you should take note of who is around you,and try and stay in "public view" as much as possible.This goes a long way in protecting yourself from becoming a victim of crime.

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