Two Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Resume Slots

Two Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Resume Slots

Two casinos in downtown Las Vegas took down slots six days ago. The service has finally started resuming but the properties are yet to come back to normal.

The problems with slot machine

The Four Queens Resort and Casino and Binion’s Gambling Hall experienced problems with their slot machines. The issues first popped up at the two sister properties located on Fremont Street when their slot machines shut down. After this, several rows of video slot machines suddenly started displayed blue screens. The Las Vegas Review-Journal said that games were still available at Four Queens but machines could not print vouchers at Four Queens on Monday. However, service resumed to normal at Binion’s.

Two Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Resume Slots

A Nevada Gaming Control Board spokesman said on Monday that they knew about the outages at the properties. The board released a statement saying,

“we are actively monitoring the situation. As this is an ongoing investigation, we have no further comment.”

Were the casinos hacked?

According to the Las Vegas Locally, both properties were hacked last week because of which their slot machines were affected. The company’s computers that managed their loyalty programs, hotel reservations and credit card payments were also affected because of the hack. The publication said that even ATM machines were affected because of these issues. A patron reportedly paid for their security and hotel room with cash as the ATMs or credit card processing systems were not working.

The slot play has resumed now but the websites for both casinos are still down. The properties are owned by Terry Caudill’s TLC Casino Enterprises. The company also owned another off-strip property called Skinny Dugans Casino and Lounge. This property was not affected by the outage. TLC has invested heavily in downtown properties. Binion and Four Queens are located close to each other and last year, the company opened the 6,500-square-foot saloon above the Whiskey Liquor Saloon. It is known as Whiskey Licker Up.

It comes with a rotating bar and TLC called it a first-of-its-kind attraction in the city. The company also renovated Hotel Apache, an 81-room historic property from the 1930s. The building is home to the city’s first electric elevator. It is banking on off-Strip properties, especially as the Downtown Grand aims for a new seven-story towel hotel and The Fremont Street Experience spends $32 million for installing new panels for the Viva Vision signature light show of the area.

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