US District judge James Wilson approved Carson City Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow the Horseshoe Club to transfer its gaming license to the Silver Bullet Casino, letting it operate without the need to build a hotel part, which is the exact opposite of what the law says on the matter.
US District judge James Wilson supported the decision of the Carson City Board of Supervisors, which allowed the currently defunct Horseshoe Club to transfer its license to the Silver Bullet.
The Horseshoe Club started to operate as far back as 1970 and it closed its doors in 2014. The problem comes from the fact that the currently shattered casino facility was operating under the other rulings.
At the time when the casino facility in question started to operate, there were no requirements regarding the presence of a particular number of hotel rooms. Hence, under the old package of legislation, the Horseshoe Club was allowed to operate without the need to build any hotel rooms.
The gaming law, though, underwent significant changes. At present, all casino facilities are required to provide at least 100 hotel rooms in order to operate unrestricted casino facility in Carson City, the capital of the US state of Nevada. Nevertheless, the new rules did not affect the Horseshoe Club, as it was already established at that time. This means that the casino facility could continue to operate, without the need to comply with the newly-introduced rules.
The approval of the transference of the Horseshoe’s licence to Silver Bullet’s developers means that the Silver Bullet will be allowed to operate under the old rules and will not be required to build at least 100 hotel rooms. This ruffled the feathers of the other casino operators, who brought the case to court.
The casino operators of the Carson Nugget, Gold Dust West and Casino Fandango, which are in close proximity to the Silver Bullet, appeared to be the main opponents of the Carson City Board of Supervisors’ decision and the license transference.
They backed up their arguments with the fact that the Horseshoe Club shattered its doors 3 years ago. Moreover, it was reported that the casino facility did not pay its gaming fees for almost 2 years. Nevertheless, judge James Wilson explained that Carson City Board of Supervisors’ ruling is absolutely within the confines of the law, as the board has the power to issue injunctions regarding license issues, including the transference of a license from one person to another. It was explained that the Silver Bullet gaming facility will be able to get the license in case it pays its predecessor’s fees.
This vexed the casino operators, who explained that this is totally the opposite of what the law says on the matter. Furthermore, this ruling abuses the interests of the other casino operators, who were required to build at least 100 hotel rooms along with the gambling facility. It is yet to become clear if the opponents will appeal the judge’s decision.