The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has closed a nearly year-old investigation into Resorts World Las Vegas President Scott Sibella, determining that allegations against him are unfounded.
The Board had received allegations regarding Sibella in April, which stated that he had engaged in fraud. His accuser was a man named Brandon Sattler, who testified against Sibella in a sworn deposition.
NGCB board member George Assad commented: “After a thorough investigation by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the allegations by Brandon Sattler against Resorts World and its President were found to be unsubstantiated.”
Sattler had accused Sibella of having a criminal relationship with the convicted bookmaker David Stroj, who had violated the terms of a three-year supervised release (having been sentenced in a 2018 federal case).
Sattler claimed that Stroj held an ownership position in Tacos El Cabron, a food outlet in Resorts World. Stroj’s father, at the time, was a manager at Tacos El Cabron, which closed later in the year.
If these allegations held any weight, Sibella and Resorts World could have been subject to disciplinary action for knowingly working with a convicted illegal gambler. However, Resorts World did self-report Stroj’s possible connection to the restaurant earlier in 2022.
A Resorts World spokeswoman commented: “When we were first notified that in a deposition these claims were made, we immediately reached out to the Gaming Control Board with the full understanding that they would want to look into this matter.”
Resorts World is best known for its casino in Las Vegas Boulevard but became the latest operator to open a casino in New York State in December 2022.