Station Casinos is having a busy year. This major Las Vegas-based casino company has been working hard to expand, yet continues to face regulatory with various groups. News broke today that Nevada regulators have filed a complaint against Station Casinos for offering post-game sports wagers.
This is yet another problem this company is now facing. It is likely to result in a serious fine. Today, we’ll talk about what exactly led to this complaint being filed.
Here’s what you need to know!
Gaming Control Board Files Complaint Against Station Casinos
Station Casinos has been making headlines over the past few months. Much of the focus has been on this Nevada-based casino companies legal disputes with the NV Culinary Union. Most analysts expect this legal battle to continue for years down the line.
Headlines were also made when company officials announced they planned to open a new casino-resort in Southwest Las Vegas. Many Las Vegas residents have been excited to hear more about these plans. Key approvals are still needed for any of these plans to move forward.
News has just broken that the Gaming Control Board has just filed a complaint against Station Casinos. This regulatory body claims that Station Casinos accepted hundreds of wagers on events in which the outcome was already known. It is being claimed that these post-game bets were made over a three-year period. Computer malfunctions are said to be the cause of these problems.
“Respondents are responsible for any violation related to the Stadium Live program,” the Control Board’s complaint said. “Toleration of such repeated violations constitutes ground for license revocation or other disciplinary action.”
Officials within Station Casinos have yet to comment on this complaint. It will likely result in a major fine. Fortunately, it is unlikely to have any other serious impact on the company.
What’s Happening With the Durango Station Casino?
Station Casinos is one of the most successful casino operators in Nevada. It runs a huge number of popular gambling venues throughout the state. Most of these properties are known as “locals casinos,” catering primarily to residents of Las Vegas.
This company has been hinting at opening a new casino-resort in Southwest Las Vegas for many years. It seems that plans to open this venue, called “Durango Station,” are now moving forward. The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board officially gave approval for this venue to open.
Different groups are now debating the pros and cons of this venue. Many locals in the area support the opening of this property. They point toward the large influx of jobs and revenue that will come in from this new casino.
The Nevada Culinary Union has already been pushing against the opening of Durango Station. Members of this union are trying to claim that traffic rates and gambling addiction will end up rising with its opening. This will continue to fuel the fire between these two major groups.
It’s still unclear when Durango Station may open its doors to the public. If all goes according to plan, it will be sometime within the next few years. Stay tuned for updates!
Las Vegas Casinos Continue Working to Bring in More Tourists
Casino revenue has been gradually increasing throughout the United States for most of 2021. August proved to be different, though. It was this month that nearly all states around the country reported large drops in their monthly revenue figures.
Las Vegas casinos are now working hard to boost tourism rates. Fewer people have been making the journey to this city due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. This rise in cases has also led to more restrictions inside many of the casinos in Las Vegas.
September may end up being a better month for this industry than August was. Many have likely flocked to the city to watch the Las Vegas Raiders play inside the new Allegiant Stadium. This, in turn, will lead to a rise in casino revenue.
It’s an interesting time for the entire US casino industry. Hope is that infection rates begin to drop and tourism into casino hubs begins to increase again.
What do you think about the Control Board’s complaint against Station Casinos? When do you expect Durango Station to open? Let us know in the comments section below.