SACRAMENTO (CBS SF)_ 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 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.
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