Nevada Appeal at 150: Oct. 8, 1963: Singer to lose Nevada gaming license
Nevada gaming authorities received a formal note from Frank Sinatra’s attorney asking the state take action to strip the singer of his Nevada gaming license.
The request follows an announcement in Las Vegas by attorney Harry Claiborne that Sinatra would not fight a gaming control board compliant which alleges he hosted a Chicago underworld figure at his Lake Tahoe casino in late July.
Hosting known underworld figures who qualify as Nevada undesirables is a license-revocation offense.
Sinatra owns 50 percent of the license at the Cal Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe and nine percent of the action at the Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
As the complain against the crooner now stands, only his gaming license is in danger.
Sinatra must get commission approval of any prospective buyer for his gaming stock before he can unload it, according to gaming regulations.
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.