Gloria Washington stayed at the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi on 2 separate occasions. She was bitten by bed bugs both times, and is now suing parent company MGM Resorts for $3 million in damages.
Washington’s first stay was in October 2018, when she attended a Halloween party hosted by the casino. The next morning, she woke up covered in bed bug bites and sought medical attention. Washington also brought this incident to the attention of hotel staff before leaving.
A few weeks later, Washington stayed at the hotel again and was confident that this visit wouldn’t be a repeat of last time. She was proven wrong the next morning, when fresh bed bug bites riddled her torso. Again, Washington was treated for the bites and notified hotel management.
Now, Washington is suing the casino for 2 counts of negligence, infliction of emotional distress, and false advertising related to the condition of the hotel rooms she stayed in.
MGM Resorts did not offer comment regarding the lawsuit.
The details of this case were reported by Casino.org on October 22nd, 2021.