“This is not an isolated incident, but a pattern of abuse,” said Nevada Gaming Commissioner Randolph Townsend.
According to the complaint that was filed by the Gaming Commission, employees at Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Rio and Flamingo allowed customers between the ages of 17 and 20 to play table games after being presented with identification that proved the guests were under 21.
While the commission voted 4-0 to accept the $100,000 settlement, some members feel the punishment is not severe enough to send a message to all casinos on not allowing underage gambling.
“If it happens again, I want a seven-figure settlement or else we will litigate it,” said Townsend. “As we enter the Internet gaming world, this becomes a significant issue.”