$100,000 is the fine that Caesars Entertainment has agreed to pay after settling on the charges they faced from 2010 to this past May. The group was charged with underage gambling and alcohol consumption of a minor and agreed to pay the fine to Nevada gaming regulators.
The settlement was signed on July 9th and the Gaming Control Board filed the motion the following day. The group will now have to see the settlement signed by the Nevada Gaming Commission later this month during a hearing.
The settlement stated that Caesars admitted to the violations that were noted by gaming agents in the state. They agreed to pay the fine which was quite large in comparison to other fines that have been paid in the past. Gary Thompson, a spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment did not comment on the specifics of the case but did state that the company is committed to keeping underage gamblers off of their gaming floor.
The complaint focused on Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Rio and Flamingo and stated that employees of these facilities allowed players from 17 to 20 years of age to play the table games such as blackjack. The employees were shown identification that verified that the players were under the age of 21, but were allowed to play anyway.
The reports continued for several months. Employees apparently misread passports and ID’s and allowed more players to hit the blackjack and other gaming tables when they were not of age. Players were also found to have hit the craps tables and in one instance a 17 year old male played for over five hours without being asked to leave.
The control board has commented on the gambling group’s actions by stating that they were not sufficient to prevent the incidents that took place. Now the group has to pay for their actions in the sum of $100,000.