Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 11:08 a.m.
Map of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
3300 S. Las Vegas Boulevard , Las Vegas
CARSON CITY – A complaint has been filed by the state Gaming Control Board accusing the Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip of violating regulations in a dispute with a mini baccarat player in November 2009.
The control board is asking the state Gaming Commission to impose a fine on the casino for its “unsuitable method of operation.”
The complaint indicates the player placed a $500 bet but after seeing the cards, he withdrew his money. He was told he couldn't pull his money after the cards were dealt, but he picked up his chips and started to leave.
Casino security stopped him, escorted him to a holding room and searched him. All money and chips were removed from his pockets and a casino shift manager then took five $100 chips away from the customer, according to the complaint.
Treasure Island “then released the patron and trespassed him from its premises,” the complaint said.
The control board alleged the action by the casino was a citizen’s arrest and casino officials never contacted the enforcement division of the board or any other law enforcement agency.
The action by the casino is grounds for disciplinary action and the board is asking that the commission impose a fine. The casino hasn't responded to the complaint.
Treasure Island, now known as TI to many, is a Strip casino and resort that features a tropical pool, a variety of restaurants and Las Vegas' first resident Cirque du Soleil show.
Before even entering the casino, Treasure Island treats visitors and Strip passersby with a raucous and free pirate show, "Sirens at TI," each evening in the lagoon in front of the property.
Inside, guests will find a 95,000-square-foot casino with thousands of slot machines, a race and sports book, a poker room and plenty of table games. Treasure Island boasts a variety of dining options, from unique barbecue at Gilley's, to Vietnamese at Pho, to Carribbean with flair at Kahunaville.
After dark, head over to Senor Frogs for nightlife "where anything can happen," or pick up tickets to the visually stunning "Mystere" by Cirque du Soleil.