Casino UMBRELLA INSURANCE

Market-leading casino & hotel-casino umbrella coverage.

Group 1318@2x

High-Limit Protection

 

Designed for your casino and hotel-casino clients, you'll be able to provide the level of protection that is a must for these types of properties.

Our team of underwriters are experts in the industry and will be able to guide you and your clients throughout the entire process, ensuring you're delivering world-class service and coverage.

Some of the biggest names in gaming rely on our Casino Umbrella program.

 

$175M

Up to $175M in Limits

Path 12198

National Coverage

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All Admitted Carriers

The Distinguished Casino Umbrella serves these classes:

  • Luxury Properties
  • Casino Hotels
  • Stand-alone Casinos
  • Card Rooms
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World-Class Experts

1290, Apartment, Condominium, Hotel, Rest House

+1M Hotel Rooms Covered

170M@2x

A to A+ Admitted Carriers

Expand Your Market.

With programs for every type of hospitality client, you'll be able to grow your hospitality business with confidence.

Unmatched Solutions.

When you combine the expertise, service, excess limits, and the outstanding value our Umbrellas provide, your clients will thank you.

Industry-leading Expertise.

Complexity is an inherent part of serving this class of business. We help you tackle that complexity with our decades-long experience and expertise, we support you from submission through claims.

Dedicated Claims Service.

We hear from our brokers how important and valuable our dedicated claims management is for both them and their clients. When it counts, we'll be there.

Features

  • Some of the biggest names in gaming are part of our program portfolio
  • Ability to cover entertainment venues where good security and controls are in place
  • Hotel-casinos, stand-alone casinos, and card rooms accepted
  • Robust sleep-at-night high-limit coverage
  • Coverage tailored to risk
  • Can include wide range of first and third-party exposures
  • Luxury Properties
  • Casino Hotels
  • Stand-alone Casinos
  • Card Rooms

All types of casinos and hotel-casinos are eligible in every state. We can insure the hotel/casino and ancillary operations of casinos including event space and theaters.

  • Limits up to $175M
  • Broad coverage doesn't exclude Legionella 
  • Does not automatically include Designated Premises
  • Broad Pollution coverage

The coverage information outlined above is a guideline only. Please refer to the actual policy for full terms, conditions, exclusions, and limitations. In the event of a conflict between the above information and the actual policy, the policy will control. 

Program led by Chubb; all carriers are admitted* and A.M. Best rated A or better. *(Coverage non-admitted in Louisiana.)

Download Distinguished Hospitality Umbrella Application

Submit completed application to your sales executive 

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed application
  • 5-10 Years currently valued underlying first-dollar loss runs for all lines of coverage to be scheduled (other than EL)
  • Details about any large losses or MARSHA losses
  • SOV including Fire/Life-Safety information unless application is fully completed
  • Underlying quotes for all lines of scheduled coverage
  • Hospitality Supplemental Application if there are any resort/casino type amenities included

Hotels, resorts, casinos and other venues that entertain the public have a very high obligation under the duty of care. This means that the law requires owners to do every reasonable thing to assure the safety of their guests. Failure to do so can find the operator guilty of negligence, as evidenced by the cases illustrated below:

  • Two years ago, a teacher from Southern California was awarded nearly $3 million in damages after a slip-and-fall injury at a tribal hotel and casino. The woman slipped on spilled water while entering the casino, falling hard onto the tile floor, and suffered a concussion. According to her attorney, as a result of the fall she has had memory loss, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Since the accident occurred on tribal land, the case was adjudicated through arbitration rather than a court system. After five days of arbitration, she was awarded $55,000 in past medical expenses, $1.9 million in lost income and benefits, and $1 million in unspecified economic damages.
  • In another case involving an Indian casino, an $11 million award was upheld in a wrongful death lawsuit after a bus, contracted by the casino crashed, killing two elderly patrons. The lawsuit found that the casino was liable for the negligence of its bus operator along with the bus company.
  • Three years ago a gentleman obtained a $5.6 million jury verdict in a case against a hotel/casino when a chair broke, causing him to fall back, strike his head on a gaming table and land on a piece of the chair. He underwent extensive spine surgery. Damages included past and future medical expenses, and increased pain and disability.
  • A hedge fund manager was awarded a $160.5 million judgment because of a traumatic brain injury he suffered after being allegedly attacked by the security. According to the lawsuit, which claimed security assaulted, battered and falsely imprisoned him, he had difficulty walking and concentrating and endured headaches, disorientation and anxiety. Before the incident, the plaintiff managed a $1 billion hedge fund and earned $11 million.

Everything from slips and falls to pool injuries and assault and battery exposures can put a hotel casino at risk for lawsuits. Even with proper security and safety measures in place, accidents and incidents occur – particularly in an environment where alcohol and gambling are mixed together. A lot can go wrong.

It’s not enough for a hotel casino to rely on its General Liability insurance and a low-limit Umbrella policy, as evidenced by some of the examples of settlements and awards we provided above. A large Excess Liability policy coupled with a robust risk management program are required to respond in the event of a catastrophic incident. High-limit Umbrella insurance is available up to $300 million. What’s important is to evaluate the casino’s operations to properly address how much Umbrella coverage is required to protect its assets while also ensuring that security and safety programs are up to date and implemented throughout the premises.

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Resources

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