Patron sues hotel casino, citing racial discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

WHEELING — A patron is suing a hotel casino, citing alleged racial discrimination.

Monique Lindsey filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. for alleged violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, on July 28, 2018, Lindsey was a patron of the defendant's hotel, and while she was placing a bet on a race in the dog racing facility, the defendant's employee incorrectly entered a wrong race. When the plaintiff requested a refund on the wager, the defendant's employee allegedly became rude and insulting. 

Lindsay also claims she was led to a back office by the defendant's manager, who proceeded to denigrate her, insult her and call her a racial slur as she is African American. As a result, she left the office of the defendant's manager shaken and humiliated. 

The plaintiff holds Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. responsible because it allegedly used unlawful discriminatory practices against the customer, denying her the privileges, advantages and services of the facility due to her race.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for full compensation for all injuries and damages encompassed, and for whatever other relief as would be appropriate under applicable law. She is represented by David L. Delk Jr. of Grove & Delk, PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 18-C-289

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