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Mandalay Bay Fined $500,000 for Drugs, Prostitution

Photo: Foundation Room

The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay is the latest resort hit by a $500,000 fine by the Gaming Control Board after a report alleges that employees of the House of Blues property "provided illegal narcotics and prostitutes to undercover officers four times over a two-month period."

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that an undercover officer bought 2.8 grams of cocaine on June 8, 2012, from an employee of the Foundation Room. That led to an undercover operation. On one visit, officers purchased 2.7 grams of cocaine and 1.8 grams of Ecstasy pills. Two more visits uncovered sales of 2.5 grams of cocaine as well as the introduction of four women "who agreed to have sex for money." On other visits, undercover officers were offered marijuana and Lortab as well as a private room for sex.

"In all, 10 House of Blues employees and at least five non-employees were alleged to have arranged to provide drugs or prostitutes for undercover officers and most of those contacts occurred in public areas, including on the main level of the resort."

Mandalay Bay has agreed to pay the fine along with the $17,000 cost of the investigation.
· $500,000 Fine Levied in Drug, Prostitution Investigation at House of Blues Foundation Room [LVRJ]
· All Coverage of The Foundation Room [~ELV~]

Foundation Room

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-7614