Carson Station/Max reach settlement over gaming board complaint

Owners of the Max Casino, formerly Carson Station, have reached tentative agreement with the Nevada Gaming Control Board settling a 71-count complaint filed by regulators in September.

The complaint charged multiple violations of record keeping, accounting rules and security procedures including slot attendants had access to the cage cashier’s card that could have allowed them to steal money. While the complaint didn’t specifically accuse employees or managers of unlawfully taking money, it said that could happen because they have the ability to, “initiate and produce a fraudulent payout form, obtain the funds, forge the signatures on the payout form, route all parts of the payout form and misappropriate the funds.”

The settlement requires 777 Management, owners of the Max Casino, pay the state a total of $89,753.80 in fines and make a number of changes including hiring an accountant and compliance officer qualified to prevent future records and accounting issues.

Among other charges, the corporation was accused of naming Rory Bedore president, treasurer and secretary of Silver State Corp., but never having him apply or receive a gaming license to hold those posts.

The stipulated agreement requires key employee applications be filed within 60 days for those posts including the position of General Manager, the position held by Lee Kennedy who has been previously licensed by the commission.

The violations occurred over a period of about three years and, according to the September complaint, gaming control issued previous violation letters to 777 and Carson Station in June 2012 and December 2013.

The agreement still must be approved by the control board’s parent Nevada Gaming Commission.

Calls to Red 7 Communications in Las Vegas, the firm the Nevada Appeal was referred to for comment, were not returned.


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