Molly English-Bowers Apr. 12, 2016, 9:53am


BELLEVILLE – A patron at a casino is suing over injuries he allegedly suffered when a slot machine fell apart and struck him.

Dwight Keener filed the suit March 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Casino Queen Inc.

On April 29, 2014, Keener was at the East St. Louis gambling establishment playing the slot machines, according to the complaint. While playing one of the machines, he claims it fell apart and struck him, causing injuries, disability and medical expenses.

Keener alleges Casino Queen was negligent in its failure to properly maintain the slot machine, failure to lock the machine parts into place and allowing an unsafe condition to exist, causing undue risk to patrons.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. He is representing himself.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-181

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