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Vegas bar owner fined for patron sex acts in plain sight

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:48 p.m. HST, Jun 23, 2013

LAS VEGAS » Nevada gambling regulators have fined a 79-year-old Las Vegas tavern owner who they say allowed patrons to engage in sex acts in plain sight.

The Las Vegas Sun reports Judy R. Nelson will have to pay $27,000 and will have a three-month freeze on her gambling license, which permits up to 15 slot machines.

Her lawyer argued against a larger fine, saying it would financially gut someone who lives on bar proceeds and Social Security.

Officials say Nelson's gay bar, the Las Vegas Eagle, held promotions including "Butt Night," in which contestants bared their buttocks. A promotion dubbed "Locker Room Lockdowns" allowed patrons to participate in sexual activities.

Commissioners say the activities tarnished the reputation of Nevada's gambling industry.

Nelson says she didn't know about the events until afterward.

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mikethenovice wrote:
Happy and Gay?
on June 23,2013 | 06:19AM
Mike174 wrote:
Tarnish the rep of the gaming industry? Ha! 1st, its called gambling not gaming. 2nd, its run by a bunch of thugs. What the bar patrons were watching is what the industry is doing to people who patronize it. It's a poor choice in a way to spend ones life.
on June 23,2013 | 07:13AM
KeithHaugen wrote:
Thanks Mike174, promoters of gambling like to make people think of it as just a game, and not a gamble. Sometimes unsuspecting writers and headline writers do the same. Maybe they are gamblers. And yes, how could anything "tarnish" the gambling business?
on June 23,2013 | 07:34AM
allie wrote:
true..hard to tarnish sleaze
on June 23,2013 | 08:57AM
soundofreason wrote:
Yeah, "Judy", at 79 years old. What an arm breaker she must be eh?
on June 23,2013 | 08:58AM
allie wrote:
on June 23,2013 | 08:56AM
Anonymous wrote:
you misspelled yikes.
on June 23,2013 | 01:11PM
whatzupwitdat wrote:
@ anonymous; you read my mind! Love your comment!! LOL:)
on June 23,2013 | 02:20PM
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