December 18, 2023 2 min read


Wynn Resort Sued by Family of Woman Who Collapsed at Slot and Died

A now passed away woman’s family is suing Wynn Las Vegas over lack of timely intervention in the case of the patron who played and collapsed at a slot, leading to her death

The Wynn Las Vegas patron’s family is now stepping in to demand what they insist is justice. In their allegations, the family of Billie Sakkab, 74, insists that there was a lack of proper intervention on behalf of the casino. A lawsuit has been filed with the Clark County District Court, with the family represented by Christian Morris Trial Attorneys.

Unfortunate Accident at Wynn Sets Family on Quest for Truth

Sakkab was playing slots on her own during Wynn’s Super Bowl on February 13, 2022, when she went into cardiac arrest. The plaintiffs allege that Wynn employees were not sufficiently trained nor intervened in time to prevent the occurrence with a portable automated external defibrillator.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, which obtained a copy of the lawsuit and did the original reporting, confirms that the plaintiffs allege a number of oversights on the part of the resort, including negligent hiring, training, retention, and supervision. The lawsuit alleges negligent security, gross negligence, and not least wrongful death.

Sakkab passed out at the slot machines, with the plaintiffs arguing that none of the Wynn employees were able to assess her situation and intervene to save her life, pointing to the lack of sufficient training.

Wynn did not prepare adequately for such medical emergencies, and the lawsuit added, ignored the fact that there would be an increased guest presence on the gaming floor, which could lead to an emergency of this sort.

Wynn Resorts employees only called 911 at 5:54 pm, although it’s not immediately clear when Sakkab passed away in the first place. It took six minutes for the Clark County Fire Department and another nine minutes for the Medic West ambulance to arrive on-site.

Sakkab, however, died at 6:47 pm. The lawsuit is spearheaded by a number of family members, including Sakkab’s widower, Nabil Y. Sakkab Sr., as well as Nabil Sakkab, Nabil Sakkab Jr. and Tiffany Pond.

A Wynn spokesperson was cited by the Review-Journal, with the person saying that Wynn would present the facts about the unfortunate accident and ensure transparency in the matter.


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  • Rebeca
    December 18, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Casino employees are not trained as nurses or doctors, that’s why they call 911; fire department arrived in 6 minutes (it says), which is good and they know 1st care emergency procedure, which i’m sure they provided…. no casino has a 24/7 doctor in the house.

  • KImberly
    December 18, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    The Wynn is not required to have a MD NP or PA on site 24 hours to diagnose. The ONLY time I have seen a defibrillator used is when STAFF KNOWS IT A HEART ATTACK. People pass out all the time at machines, if she had a known heart condition, any meds should have been with her or a bracelet stating the medical situation, but seriously you only see a cocktail waitress or staff in that place every 20 minutes, what would have happened if this episode happened in a bathroom or in her room and ” Super Bowl ” tag in there does not tag some higher level of care for any guests as all guests when its low or high capacity is the exact same. They will lose this big time

  • Art
    December 18, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I worked in security for the Wynn for 10 years and they have very little training, I went over 4 years without CPR training and then I was told to just go online and renew my CPR card online, Wynn security management sucks when it comes to training their security officers

    • RL
      December 19, 2023 at 7:38 am

      Wynn’s Hotel had nothing to do with this death, as I see it there is no honest case

  • Ken
    December 19, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Wow. You sound like a great witness for the plaintiff’s. Every time something natural happens, like a cardiac arrest in an elderly person, there has to be someone to blame. Maybe they could set up an Emergency Department amongst the slot machines.

  • Mike
    December 19, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    This iscan unfortunate event. However the Wynn is not responsible for her death. Once you enter the Casino, you do so on your own free will. If you know you have a health condition, then do not go to places where medical facilities are not readily available or in clise proximity to you. This sort of health condition can happen at any time reguardless of age. It would be different if this person was on board an airline at 30,000 feet or a cruise ship. Flight crews/ship crews are trained for emergencies such as this. By entering a casino or other forms of transportation, you do so at your own risk. This lawsuit will go nowhere.

  • John
    December 19, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    I guess one can always grasp at straws. The level of care described here is what one would/should expect anywhere in public places. It could have happened in a grocery store- are we supposed to have trained medical staff in the isles during business hours? This should get punted away.

  • Kim
    December 20, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    #1… Was her family pesent at the casino when this took place? And if so, why didn’t they help her? And if not, how would they know all these details?
    #2… The Wynn is not an ER. They’re not doctors or PA or whatever.
    #3… why aren’t they suing the police, the firefighters or better yet the city of Las Vegas. They were there.
    I understand their grief over her passing and pray for comfort and peace for them.
    And I get being angry at the situation. With the article and the information given, I’d say no way. The family suing The Wynn is out of line.

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