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August 1, 2014

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Company agrees to $20,000 fine over unlicensed slot machines

CARSON CITY — A Las Vegas company has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for operating slot machines in a bar that did not have a state license.

Golden Route Operations signed a stipulation with the state Gaming Control Board, which filed a three-count complaint alleging the company placed slots in the 25 Bar & Grill, which at the time did not have a license for the machines.

The complaint sought a fine of up to $30,000.

Golden Route, 6595 South Jones Blvd., also agreed it would not place slot machines in a business until it verified the business was licensed by state gaming regulators and had the required business and liquor licenses.

The 25 Bar & Grill was owned by Burdett Jones, who sold it to Million Dollar Entertainment and Advertising Inc. The new owners negotiated with Golden Route to install up to 10 slot machines. But Million Dollar Entertainment did not have a state license.

The sales agreement between Jones and Million Dollar fell through and Jones regained ownership.

Golden Route paid Million Dollar $20,552 over a period of time as its share of the slot machine operation.

The state Gaming Commission must approve the agreement.

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