HR Strange But True!
June 30, 2003

It's standard for casinos to operate surveillance cameras, but employees of the now-defunct casino operated by the Tulalip tribe in Washington state amused themselves by compiling a 'blooper tape' of recorded surveillance, including footage of drunken patrons, unwitting employees and gamblers as they broke into dance moves, and zoom-in shots of patrons who seemed odd or strange, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

More seriously, former surveillance employee Viooltje Arpryazhka contends that some of the footage was compiled, copied, and viewed by male surveillance agents for their own sexual entertainment.

The Post-Intelligencer reports that Arpryazhka, a female tribe member, has brought a lawsuit against tribal leaders and casino officials, claiming that she was fired after repeatedly complaining about the video.

A lawyer for the Tulalip Tribal Gaming Agency called Arpryazhka "a disgruntled employee" with bogus allegations.

But the Post-Intelligencer obtained a copy of the tape and reported that it contains, among other things, footage showing a woman posing naked on an SUV in the casino parking lot, while a male companion took photographs. Other clips seemed to focus on the anatomy of other women in the casino, the newspaper reported.

Yet, other footage captured surveillance that, according to the P-I, "would seem rightfully part of the security unit's responsibilities" - car crashes in the casino's parking lot; patrons caught on tape apparently smoking marijuana in their cars; gamblers, both male and female, urinating outside the casino; and an intoxicated man vomiting.

You know, normal stuff.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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