Massive Brawl Breaks Out at Resorts World Casino in Queens

Barry Paddock, New York Daily News, April 5, 2015

While at least two dozen people were involved in a massive chair-tossing brawl at a Queens casino–only two crapped out with arrests.

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Patrons were waiting in long drink lines at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday bar at Resorts World Casino when combatants started hurling chairs across the room and swinging gold stanchions at each other. Four security guards suffered minor injuries and a cop hurt his hand trying to control the Friday night mayhem, police said.

Cops were scouring video of the mayhem and looking for additional suspects, as officials at the gambling haven promised to beef up security.

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Jovan Bovell, 23, of South Ozone Park, Queens, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He flailed his arms to avoid being cuffed when cops busted him after watching him brawl, according to court papers.

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The dining area at the Vegas-style gambling hall was left in tatters. Police estimated the damage at $2,000 but a casino spokesman described it as “minimal.”

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