Ameristar Fined for Jackpot Limits - Sunday 30th of April 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Pai gow poker players at Ameristar's Kansas City casino were prevented from winning the top prize of $62,500 because the company had improperly posted a $20,000 lid on jackpots.

"The Missouri Gaming Commission on Wednesday fined the casino $5,000. The commission forbids table-game payout limits to be less than the amount of each game's maximum bet times its maximum odds.

"Ameristar limits pai gow wagers to $25, and the commission said the odds of a player getting the game's top hand were 2,500 to 1, which would require a top jackpot of $62,500.

"Steve Johnson, the commission's acting director, said there was no way to determine how long the improper jackpot limits had been in place at Ameristar's five Fortune Pai Gow tables, nor whether any player had been underpaid…"

Other news from around the same time

Nevada Gold Granted Temporary NY License - Sunday 30th of April 2006

NEW YORK – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN) today announced that on April 26, 2006, the N....


Pechanga Casino Enacts Tips Pool - Sunday 30th of April 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Press Enterprise: "An ace and a face mean money at the blackjack ....


PBL to Manage Moscow Casino - Sunday 30th of April 2006

MOSCOW – As reported by Hotels Magazine: "Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) has s....


Allegiant Air Cancels Ad Deal - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Richard N. VelottaBy Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS Allegiant Air, the Las Vegas-ba....


Blackpool Nightclub Proposed for Casino - Sunday 30th of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Blackpool Today: "Coral Island is planning to convert the for....


Tourist Missing After Gambling Binge - Sunday 30th of April 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the UK Daily Telegraph: "A British tourist is missing after apparently....


Casino Data Imaging Announces New Sales - Sunday 30th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Casino Data Imaging (CDI), the casino industry leader in data visualization and report....


Harrah's Focuses on Expansion - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas-based Harrah's Entertainment said Thursday....


Lobby Group Calls for Online Gambling Study - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC The board of directors for the casino industry's ....


Station Casino Offers Options to Workers - Sunday 30th of April 2006

Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Nonunion Station Casinos isn't encouraging its immigrant employees....