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01/10/04 - Las Vegas

Agents Shut Down Gambling at Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas

Federal agents have shut down gambling at one of the old-line casinos in Las Vegas.

U.S. marshals and IRS agents have halted gambling at Binion's Horseshoe hotel-casino on grounds it hasn't paid union benefits since June. An official tells a Las Vegas television station (KLAS) they're enforcing a court order to seize almost two million dollars from casino cages.

Last night, the casino's roulette wheels were stopped, blackjack games were halted, slot machines were silenced and gamblers were told to cash in their chips.

Agents then seized money from cashiers and sent some employees home.

Binion's hotel is still open and guests are still being allowed inside.

The property has been a fixture of downtown Vegas' Glitter Gulch since 1952 and is a widely known as host of the World Series of Poker.

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