Friday, October 9, 2015         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 8 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Palms casino in Vegas faces $1M fine in drug sting

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 1:58 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013

LAS VEGAS >> Gambling regulators are fining the Palms casino in Las Vegas $1 million for providing undercover agents with prostitutes and drugs, including cocaine and the prescription painkiller oxycodone.

The state Gaming Control Board detailed the transactions in a complaint filed Friday after agents conducted more than a dozen stings last March.

Among other offenses, the complaint says employees of the Palms Casino Resort agreed to sell agents $18,000 worth of cocaine.

Palms spokesman Alex Acuna says in a statement that the company is concerned and disappointed.

Acuna says the Palms has implemented mandatory drug testing, set up a whistle-blower system and made changes in its security department to avoid future incidents.

The $1 million fine must be approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

The Palms will also pay $78,000 for investigation expenses.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 8 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions

Latest News/Updates