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Uston v. Resorts International Hotel, Inc

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Bloomberg Law

Citation. 89 N.J. 163, 445 A.2d 370, 1982 N.J.

Brief Fact Summary. A man had a strategy for playing blackjack that helped him win. A hotel has attempted to exclude him from the blackjack tables.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. A person has a right of reasonable access to property open to the public as long as the person does not threaten the security of the premises and its occupants and his actions do not disrupt the regular and essential operations of the premises.

Facts. Uston has a card counting strategy that increases his odds of winning at blackjack. The Resort has excluded him from playing because of his strategy. Uston contends that there is no common law or statutory right to exclude him because of his blackjack strategy.

Issue. Does an amusement place owner have the absolute right to exclude any unwanted person from the premises?

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