Riverboat Casino faces prostitution allegations
By Paul
Some Internet casinos promise the loosest slots, but loose women? That’s one thing you won’t find online. At least, not in the flesh. Pinnacle Entertainment stands accused of entertaining their guests by hiring prostitutes to “entertain” their high-roller patrons at a casino in Indiana, this according to a report from Associated Press.

A lawsuit has been filed by two female former employees at the Indiana casino. It accuses Pinnacle of arranging for between 8 and 12 female escorts to entertain 48 wealthy male guests at a Golf outing in June 2000 for wealthy patrons of the Pinnacle-owned Belterra Casino resort.

The plaintiffs reasonably believed the escorts were prostitutes, the lawsuit says, and states that Jack Strohm, Belterra’s director of security referred to the women as “hookers.”

The lawsuit then claims that the hookers fondled the male guests and allowed them to fondle them while in the casino’s Celebrity room.

The suit accuses Pinnacle of retribution following complaints of sexual harassment by the two former employees, because they had been instructed to kiss and pat male gamblers.

John Thar, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, said last week that an investigation is proceeding in connection with the lawsuit. Thar declined to comment further on the investigation.

Meanwhile, Pinnacle announced last Thursday that CEO Paul Alanis had resigned.

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