Ex-Beauty Queen Barred From Casino Over Slot Machine Etiquette

Ex-Beauty Queen Barred From Casino Over Slot Machine Etiquette A wealthy Jordanian ex-beauty queen has had her membership suspended at thePark Tower Casino in Knightsbridge for apparently breaching “slot machine etiquette.”
Leila Khader, 68, was voted Miss Jordan back in 1962 and since moving to Britain had been a regular at the casino for 24 years. The socialite affectionately known by casino staff as ‘Auntie Leila’  had also been a good customer for the casino, having spent close to half a million pounds during her frequent visits.
However, last year things took a step in the wrong direction after Ms Leila Khader suffering from arthritis, was forced to change from playing table games such as blackjack and poker, to slot machines. Apparently, she then found her casino membership suspended following “several complaints regarding her slot machine etiquette.” Furthermore, the Park Tower Casino found its decision to bar the divorcée from Chelsea easier after she had an argument with the casino’s best slot player, who subsequently refused to play on the premises whenever she was around.
Nevertheless, Leila Khader believed the suspension was due to her reduced spending over the past few years, and subsequently took her fight to have her membership reinstated to the High Court. In addition, she was seeking to have her accuser identified so that she may bring a libel case against him. As she explains:
“Is it because I am an elderly woman? Because I am a Christian Arab, or partially disabled? I simply do not understand what I have done for me to be treated in this way, but by continuing this suspension they are facilitating this discrimination against me.”
Unfortunately for the former beauty queen, despite her protestations she will now have to find a new casino to frequent after the High Court ruled there had been “no error of law,” and also refused to force Grosvenor Casinos to identify the complainants.


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