POSTED: 01:58 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 01:58 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.