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Cash-poor casino faces discipline from regulators

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Gambling regulators say a Henderson casino hasn't been keeping enough cash on hand to pay out players' potential winnings, and it faces losing its license if the problem persists.

A complaint filed Thursday with the Nevada Gaming Control Board says the Klondike Sunset Casino was tens of thousands of dollars short of state-mandated cash minimums when inspectors checked in on Feb. 26 last year. They say the same problem turned up during several follow-up visits throughout 2013.

The casino and regulators have reached a tentative settlement in which the Klondike will have its licensed suspended if it misses cash targets two or more times.

Klondike managers weren't immediately available for comment Monday afternoon.

State regulators set minimum amounts of cash casinos must have readily available at all times.


California Company Purchases Lake Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

California Company Purchases Lake Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Another ownership change is on the horizon at Lake Las Vegas.

California-based Kam Sang Co. recently closed a deal to acquire Ravella at Lake Las Vegas and Casino MonteLago from Village Hospitality, LLC.

Phil Wolfgramm of Kam Sang Co. said no jobs will be cut as a result of the sale and the company will consider staffing increases if demand rises. Wolfgramm said the company plans some renovations to the public areas of the hotel and to the rooms, and the property will remain open during the planned work.

Built as a Ritz-Carlton property, the hotel neared bankruptcy in 2009 when it was sold to Village Hospitality and rebranded as Ravella. Both Ravella and Casino MonteLago closed at one point before being reopened. 

For more information, go to ravellavegas.com.

Sunset Station Celebrates 15 Years in Henderson

Sunset Station Celebrates 15 Years in Henderson

Sunset Station will be celebrating 15 years of being part of the Henderson community this weekend.

The property is offering dozens of different specials starting Friday. There will be special drawings for Boarding Pass members along with a slot tournament on Saturday. Also Saturday, a health fair is planned with free screenings and services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Club Madrid. There will also be a ceremony with Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen at 1 p.m.

Sunday’s celebration will include free cupcakes and champagne from noon to 6 p.m., throughout the property

The resort opened in June 1997. It has 457 hotel rooms, 2,400 slot and video poker machines, a 300-seat race and sports book and nearly 40 table games. Since its opening, the population of Henderson has almost doubled.


Casino MonteLago Celebrates a Year Since Reopening

Casino MonteLago Celebrates a Year Since Reopening

A year ago, Casino MonteLago reopened at Lake Las Vegas after shutting down because of the recession.

A lot has changed in that year. More shops at the Village at Lake Las Vegas are opening and real estate values are up 14 percent. The resorts on the lake, including The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, Hotel Ravella and Casino MonteLago, are working together to keep people visiting.

“The cooperation between the village, the casino and the hotels is at an all time high. We all recognize we all have to pull together,” CEO of Casino MonteLago Jon Berkley said. 

Weekends brings in more traffic. Free concerts on Fridays and Saturdays means more people walking through the casino and playing. The concerts also bring more foot traffic to the stores in the village.  

Memorial Day weekend Casino MonteLago and the village are having a one year anniversary party.    

Lake Las Vegas Resort Offers Breakfast Special

Lake Las Vegas Resort Offers Breakfast Special


A resort at Lake Las Vegas is launching a promotion for people looking for a quick getaway close to home.

The “Make Room for Breakfast” special package at Aston MonteLago Village Resort offers guests an overnight stay and breakfast for two. The one-night stay and complimentary breakfast starts at a special rate of $101 per night. The room is one of the spacious Luna di Lusso studios and breakfast is at Harry’s Café. The price does not include fees or taxes. There are some blackout dates.

Aston MonteLago Village is next to The Village Lake Las Vegas which includes shops and restaurants. 

South Point to Manage New Sports Book at Casino MonteLago

South Point to Manage New Sports Book at Casino MonteLago


Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas officials today announced the opening of the Palio Sports Book, once approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

The 24-hour Palio Sports Book will be operated by the South Point Hotel and Casino. Located on the Casino MonteLago’s upper level, the sports book is scheduled to open on Thursday, September 1, just in time for football season.

“The Palio Sports Book will be fully updated with some of the latest technology available,” Casino MonteLago CEO Jon Berkley said. “The state of the art facility features 35 LCD’s and odds boards.”

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.