Poker Dealers Win $100K in Vegas

Poker Dealers Win $100K in Vegas

Friday, 31 July 2015

Poker dealers at one Las Vegas casino have been given cause to celebrate this week after a judge awarded them compensation worth $100,000.

Following a class action lawsuit brought against the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino by 66 dealers, a Nevada judge decided that their claim for missed payments was valid.

At the crux of the lawsuit was the claim that poker dealers at the casino were forced to attend meetings and travel to various pre-work engagements, such as dropping off uniforms, without getting paid.

The original lawsuit, which was filed under the lead name Judith Smith, was filed and approved back in May, but it took until July 9 for it to be submitted for approval by the District of Nevada.

Eventually, however, the document was reviewed and the given the green light which meant the workers were entitled to $100,000 in compensation.

However, despite the case going against it, Mandalay Bay didn't assume any wrongdoing with regards to lack of payment.

Regardless of any denial of assumed liability, the dealers have managed to secure a timely bankroll boost; money which may just find its way back onto the tables of some poker rooms around Las Vegas.

Tags: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay