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September 2, 2014

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Gaming regulators say Henderson casino was short of cash

CARSON CITY — The state Gaming Control Board has filed an eight-count complaint against a Henderson casino that failed to keep enough money on hand to pay off potential winnings by customers.

The Klondike Sunset Casino, 444 West Sunset Road, was cited for repeated violations of not maintaining a minimum bankroll, sometimes being short as much as $25,706, according to the complaint.

The board and the casino owner, Ellen Woodrum, reached an agreement Friday that the casino, which has 65 slot machines, will file a weekly report with the state showing the bankroll on hand.

The agreement states that if the casino fails twice to have adequate cash on hand, its license will be suspended for a week. A third violation calls for a 30-day suspension, and the casino’s license would be surrendered for a fourth violation.

If there are no violations in a 12-month period, the requirement for the weekly report will be eliminated, under terms of the agreement.

The agreement to settle the complaint still must be approved by the state Gaming Commission.

According to the complaint, the first violation was discovered in February 2013, when the minimum bankroll was $25,706 short. Other inspections by the Gaming Control Board found continued violations, the complaint stated.

State regulations require casinos to have enough cash on hand to protect customers against defaults in gaming debts.

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