Gambler racially abused Blackpool casino man

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A gambler made a race-hate remark to a security officer at a casino when he was asked to leave.

Mohammed Sadiq had previously asked to be barred from Blackpool’s Coral Island Casino because he had a gambling problem a court was told.

Sadiq, an unemployed father-of-three, 42, of Janice Drive, Fulwood, Preston, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour.

He was sentenced to a two-month curfew from 9pm to 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Sadiq racially abused a casino security officer who ejected him on October 30. He had a previous conviction for racially aggravated behaviour.

Steven Scott, defending, said: “He asked to be barred as he had a problem with gambling.”