According to this news story, a dealer at the Cal-Neva, a nasty low-roller dump in downtown Reno, is accused of stealing nine dollars from the casino. I am certainly not condoning theft, but let’s keep it in perspective. If an average citizen accused another average citizen of stealing nine dollars, the police would probably laugh and not even take a report. But because a casino is the victim, no public expense is spared. What a ridiculous waste of public resources. Assuming they are guilty, the crooked dealers should be fired, but involving a public agency in something so petty? Come on, be serious. The Gaming Control Board should have higher priorities, like protecting PATRONS from casino wrongdoing. The Venetian cheaters got away scot-free, but their employer was fined a million dollars. What they did was far worse than what these low-level employees in Reno are accused of doing. Why the difference in enforcement action taken? And why doesn’t the board go after the thugs who have committed violent crimes against patrons? Oh, I see. When casino thugs assault patrons, the casino is not the victim, so the crimes are ignored. But for nine dollars allegedly stolen from Cal-Neva, thousands of taxpayer dollars will be wasted. The Gaming Control Board should be ashamed of itself.