The former senior executive of Resorts World Las Vegas, Scott Sibella, is accused in a federal complaint filed in a Nevada U.S. District Court of ignoring information about convicts playing illegally at the casino. Robert “RJ” Cipriani, who initiated the action, is seeking a variety of compensatory and punitive damages. Resorts World Las Vegas and Sibella are charged with negligence, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the six-count case. Cipriani claimed to have played the casino since the resort’s launch in June 2021.
Sibella, who quit his job in the middle of September, was fired for breaking both company policy and his employment contract. Peter LaVoie was named as the new CEO.
At Resorts World, Cipriani had already encountered legal troubles, including robbery and theft accusations that were subsequently dropped. Additionally, charges made against Sibella were looked into by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and judged to be untrue.
Cipriani claims in the complaint that he saw convicted bookmaker David Stroj gambling at Resorts World and informed the police about it. The conditions of Stroj’s supervised release had been broken. According to the complaint, Sibella allegedly let illegal gamblers place bets at the casino.
Additionally, according to the complaint, Sibella and Resorts World attempted to silence Cipriani as a result of his accusations and social media postings in order to stop him from speaking out about irregularities at the property. In reaction to these accusations, Cipriani is requesting compensation.
In response to the complaint, Sibella’s lawyer claimed that Nevada gaming officials had previously looked into the accusations and found them to be unfounded. The federal court will now handle the case.
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Original story by: Las Vegas Review Journal
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