Videotape and Casino Lawsuits

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Ronald J. Rychlak

University of Mississippi, School of Law

Date Written: August 1, 1999


Almost every square inch of a casino is covered by video surveillance. The gaming floor is covered, but areas like stairwells and parking lots are also covered. These video recordings can capture slips and falls, assaults, car accidents, as well as cheating. These recordings can be important pieces of evidence in many kinds of lawsuits and criminal cases. Casino operators must take steps to ensure that their tapes are effective and available. Plaintiff attorneys and criminal defense attorneys must be aware of the existence of surveillance tapes and of their right to see them, discover them, and have them admitted into evidence at trial.

Keywords: video surveillance, videotape, casinos, laying foundation at trial

Suggested Citation

Rychlak, Ronald J., Videotape and Casino Lawsuits (August 1, 1999). Available at SSRN: or

Ronald J. Rychlak (Contact Author)

University of Mississippi, School of Law ( email )

Lamar Law Center
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
United States
662 915 6841 (Phone)
662 915 6842 (Fax)


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