Station Casinos likely to be fined for accepting illegal wagers
By Bob Garcia
Several sports bets were allegedly accepted after the completion of the sports events
Profits are not the only thing that is reflected in the casinos, but there are also losses that are caused by disciplinary actions. Station Casinos could face this scenario from the Nevada Gaming Commission after allegedly accepting bets illegally. At times, many casinos choose not to follow the rules set forth by regulators in hopes of going undetected, but usually fail, resulting in millions of dollars in fines.
Early last week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) filed a complaint against Red Rock Casino Resort and Station Casinos for allegedly accepting approximately 350 sports bets after the results of the event were known. According to the entity, these unlawful acts occurred over a three-year span in Nevada, including one in March of this year.
In response to this complaint, Station Casinos assured that the bets were accepted due to system failures, but that it was not intentional. Due to the detected problem, the NGCB indicated that the company should take full responsibility for any violations related to the Stadium Live program. “Toleration of such repeated violations constitutes grounds for license revocation or other disciplinary action,” the claim reads.
The NGBC claims there were four incidents over three years when the company’s bookmakers allegedly accepted bets. The alleged computer failures between 2018 and 2019 led the NGCB telling Station Casinos that it needs to “have redundant monitoring processes to ensure it does not accept money or its equivalent ostensibly as a wager upon an event whose outcome has already been determined, including for wagering events administered by third-party wagering programs.”
This being the case, the NGCB suggests that the Gaming Commission immediately fine Station Casinos for each violation. The amount, however, hasn’t been revealed.