Argument over queue jumping descends into violent mass brawl at opening of daiquiri bar in New York casino – video

Three people were arrested following the violence at the opening night of the Fat Tuesday bar at Resorts World Casino in Queens

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Three people were arrested over the weekend after an argument about queue jumping at a New York casino descended into a mass bar brawl involving dozens of people.

Two people were injured, including security staff, as chairs were seen being thrown across the room when a disagreement broke out between two groups waiting in line at a new daiquiri bar in the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York.

Other footage showed punches being thrown and people being kicked as they lay on the ground at the opening of the casino’s new Fat Tuesday bar

Warning graphic content: This video may contain footage some viewers may find disturbing

The chaotic scenes were captured on the mobile phones of fellow gamblers and later uploaded onto YouTube as police and security officers stepped in to try and break up the mass violence.

Witnesses said the fight spilled into the casino’s food court and car park after the fight was brought under control in the main casino.

According to bystanders, the fight broke out when an argument about queue jumping quickly escalated into what was described later as a “wild frat party gone wrong.”

Police believe that between 15 and 20 people were involved in the fighting and about $2,000 worth of damage was caused in the casino.

Warning graphic content: This video may contain footage some viewers may find disturbing

A statement by a casino spokesperson said that it was their priority to ensure the safety of their guests and that their security had worked to stop the fight.

The statement said: "We are reviewing all aspects of this unfortunate event and are fully committed to taking steps to ensure similar acts do not take place ever again."

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