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Certain types of dancing will get you into trouble in Vegas and no, it's not what you think. This was not an incident involving the "do a little dance, make a little love" kind of dancing, but more of the do a little dance, bet a little money sort. This particular type of table dance also ended in the casino that was the scene of the festivities having to fend off a little complaint by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
This week it was reported that Caesar's Palace casino has agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 for allowing a baccarat player to dance on the card table while a game was in progress, according to the Associated Press. Or, to phrase it in the more silken terms employed by our brethren in the British press, the fine was levied after a high-rolling male baccarat player made several "trips to the table's surface," and that said roller was "alleged to have walked on the table whilst making bets ..."
Specifically, according to the Complaint by the Board, the Caesar's Palace casino staff allowed this guy to get up and walk around on the table three separate times. Oh, the debauchery. Actually, the Board seemed more concerned that the game might have been compromised by the table dance. The Complaint goes on to allege that the casino staff failed to "protect the game and the customer."
In the end, as the Las Vegas Examiner points out, had the player in question been at a lower limit table, his actions might have been addressed a bit more promptly and he would have likely been tossed out after the first little table dance, let alone been allowed to complete three. He must have lost big.
Final Gaming Commission approval on the settlement of the disciplinary action is expected next month.