Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 11:07 a.m.
Henderson Police said officers conducted checks of underage alcohol compliance at bars and restaurants over the weekend, and at 15 establishments, underage volunteers were able to buy alcoholic beverages.
Police on Saturday checked 59 bars, restaurants or other establishments where alcohol is served in Henderson. Of the 59 establishments, 44 did not sell alcohol to the underage volunteer working with police.
However, 15 businesses sold alcohol to a minor in violation of municipal code that prohibits the distribution of alcoholic beverages to minors, police said.
The businesses police allege failed the check were:
• Sunset and Vines, 40 Costa di Lago
• Dotty’s Casino, 754 S. Boulder Highway
• M Resort and Casino (Race & Sports Bar) 12300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
• Eldorado Casino, 140 S. Water St.
• Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St.
• Samurai Japanese Steakhouse, 1199 W. Sunset Road
• Chevy’s, 1300 W. Sunset Road
• PT’s Gold, 2890 Bicentennial Parkway
• PT’s Gold, 10075 S. Eastern Ave.
• Jackpot Joanie’s, 2634 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway
• Tee Shots, 2200 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway
• Elephant Bar Restaurant, 2270 Village Walk Drive
• Al’s Garage, 2235 Village Walk Drive
• Black Mountain Grill, 11021 S. Eastern Ave.
• Olivo Bistro, 2940 Bicentennial Parkway
Clerks were issued a citation on a count of serving an underage person and face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, if found guilty, police said.
The owners or managers of a business that fails a compliance check a second or third time can also be issued a citation and could face the revocation of their business license.
Businesses that fail an alcohol compliance check generally are rechecked in the future, police said.
Several businesses that failed a compliance check in the past were rechecked Saturday; none of those businesses sold alcoholic beverages to the underage person. The 15 businesses that failed Saturday night failed a compliance check for the first time, police said.