Gambler kicked out of Nevada casino must be paid winnings, Gaming Control Board says

Gambler kicked out of Nevada casino must be paid winnings, Gaming Control Board says

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 4, 2023 9:15 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

A gambler who had been kicked out of a casino for theft, but sneaked back in and won a slot machine jackpot must be paid, the Nevada Gaming Control Board decided in a split vote Wednesday.

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The board ruled that the Casablanca Resort & Casino in Mesquite must pay the $2,045.18 jackpot to player Rhon Wilson. The decision is final and doesn’t have to be considered by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

The ruling was made in a casino-player dispute appeal. Board member George Assad, a retired Las Vegas Municipal Court judge, opposed the decision in the 2-1 vote.

Player dispute appeal decisions rarely favor the gambler.