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Las Vegas casino fined over gambler's card table dance

Caesars Palace
Image caption The dancing occurred at a high-stakes baccarat table

A Las Vegas casino is to pay a $250,000 (£162,127) fine for allowing a gambler to dance on a card table during a game.

Caesars Palace settled with Nevada regulators who accused the casino of failing to protect the game and its patrons, according to documents.

The high-stakes gambler cavorted on a baccarat table and placed bets while a game was in progress last October.

The state gaming control board said Caesars' security should have stopped him from behaving in such a manner.

Over a 45-minute period during high-stakes gambling the patron "climbed onto the baccarat table from his chair, walked on his baccarat table and placed baccarat wagers before returning to stand on his chair and eventually sitting", the regulators' complaint read.

The unnamed gambler then proceeded to climb back on the table twice more, walking and dancing while up there, the state gaming control board said.

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