“Hany Sbat, 23, broke the nose and cheekbone of one guard with his elbow as he tried to flee the South Bank casino after being refused entry to the gaming floor.
Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Sbat, who earlier booked a room at the Crown Metropol Hotel, turned hostile towards several guards and repeatedly “encroached on their personal space in an aggressive and antagonistic manner”.
The prosecutor told the court numerous other guards attended and tried to escort Sbat away, but he responded by pushing at some and punching one to the face with a closed fist.
Sergeant Adams said guards then tried to restrain Sbat as he ran to a nearby exit and when one attempted to intercept him, Sbat raised his elbow and struck him in the face.
Guards then took hold of Sbat and restrained him but he continued to react violently until his hands were secured and he was led to a holding area.