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Aria Agrees To Pay $100,000 Fine For Blocking Agents From Watching Roulette Game

Casino Was Previously Warned Twice For Similar Incidents


The Las Vegas Strip’s Aria casino has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for stopping two state gaming agents from watching a high-stakes roulette game, which is required to remain open to the public, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released the proposed settlement online this week. The Nevada Gaming Commission will have the final say by approving or rejecting it.

Nevada law states that “access of the general public to gaming activities must not be restricted in any manner except provided by the legislature.”

The complaint was filed in February, accusing the casino, operated by MGM Resorts International, of preventing two state agents, who hadn’t identified themselves, from watching the roulette game in the casino’s Salon Prive in October 2013.

During the incident, a floor supervisor told the agents that the players did not want to be watched and threatened to call security to have the agents removed.

According to the complaint, the Aria had been warned twice before by the Gaming Control Board of similar violations.

In a provision released Monday, the Aria did not challenge the allegations and agreed to the settlement with the board. MGM claimed that it has taken “significant steps” to guarantee compliance with state regulations, and has educated floor employees about the regulation.