- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State officials have shut down a Sacramento casino after it allegedly failed to pay off tens of thousands in winnings it owed customers.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1x3417w) agents from the California Bureau of Gambling Control on Monday ordered Casino Royale to immediately close.

The bureau alleges that one day last month, a player who won about $60,000 at the card club’s Pai Gow tile game tried to cash out and was only paid $20,000. He was instructed to come back later that day and again several days later to collect the balance.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Casino Royale lacked sufficient available funds to cover players’ winnings. A full audit is planned.

The club advertises poker, pai gow, pai gow tiles, blackjack and baccarat.

The owners did not return calls.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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