The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a four-count complaint against Boyd Gaming Corp.’s downtown Las Vegas Fremont property over a botched investigation that resulted in a woman being detained for 90 minutes for something she didn’t do.
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday will consider disciplinary action against the property over the incident that occurred just after midnight Nov. 24.
Unidentified security officers at the Fremont handcuffed and detained a woman who was gambling on slot machines at the property and was accused of stealing credits from another player who was on a nearby machine. Neither player was identified in the complaint.
Boyd Gaming was fined $300,000 by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) on Thursday for the “wrongful arrest” of a Fremont Hotel & Casino slot player who was accused of stealing another player’s credits:
They verbally screamed and abused her, physically held her (handcuffs) and only Released her after she handed over $200.
Wait a minute, why was she forced to hand over $200 for taking $20?.
That appears more a shakedown.
What happened to the $200? In the security guards pockets? Unreported(notice it's not mentioned in the initial article as if this info was discovered later.)
Supposedly metro police were called. What was their role? We're they aware of extortion for freedom?
It feels like a bigger problem is under the surface here
Boyd is notorious for this type of nonsense.Quote: billryan
Owning a newspaper is a convenient tool for spreading bad news about one's rivals. It sucks that it happened and I'm glad they got fined and the player evidently got compensated but it would be nice to read what happened from a neutral source, not from a paper owned by Boyd's competition. Would this have seen the light of day if it happened at The Venetian?
Quote: billWould this have seen the light of day if it happened at The Venetian? [/q
They have guiet security but events do surface and are acknowledged IF they spill out to 5he street.
The casino types may be, but security types tend to have ego problems.Quote: Wizard
I think Boyd is opinion, ie one of the most player-friendly brands out there.