Thursday, June 5, 1997 | 5:55 a.m.
The home of suspended Horseshoe Club executive Ted Binion was sprayed with bullets in a drive-by shooting earlier this week, law enforcement sources confirmed today.
The incident, which occurred at Binion's 2408 Palomino Lane residence, was reported to Metro Police at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Metro's intelligence unit, which keeps tabs on organized crime figures, is said to be investigating.
Sources said detectives weren't sure if a shotgun or multiple rounds were fired at the house near Rancho and Alta drives.
One bullet reportedly hit the front door and penetrated Binion's home. A Ford Explorer parked outside the home also was struck.
Binion was home at the time of the drive-by, sources said.
His lawyer, Richard Wright, could not be reached for comment today.
In February, the SUN reported that Metro homicide detectives investigating the murder of reputed Chicago mob associate Herbie Blitzstein informed Binion they had received information his life was in danger.
Binion's license was suspended indefinitely last month by the Nevada Gaming Commission for his continued involvement with Horseshoe operations. He also has been criticized by state gaming agents for palling around with Blitzstein and other underworld figures.
Blitzstein was killed gangland style Jan. 6.
Questions about Binion's business ties to reputed Kansas City mob associate Peter Ribaste also have been raised.
Binion has acknowledged loaning Ribaste $100,000 to help Ribaste buy into a Las Vegas car dealership.
The FBI has alleged Ribaste answers directly to mob bosses in Kansas City.
The State Gaming Control Board is moving to nominate Ribaste for Nevada's Black Book of undesirables banned from casinos.