After a security breach Tuesday morning that affected Palms Hotel – Casino’s website, the casino is now working to restore the platform. Players who attempt to access the Palms website receive a Google warning that says that visiting the site could harm their computer due to malware. Company officials have not indicated whether any personal customer information was exposed during this disruption.
As reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal, a Palms spokesperson said that the company is working “as quickly as possible” to determine the cause. “We’ve engaged outside experts to help us investigate the cause and restore availability to all users as soon as possible,” the person added. No further details have been disclosed regarding the issue, or whether there was damage to other computer systems.
The property, owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, was reopened in April after pandemic closures that went back to March 2020. The 766-room Palms was sold by Red Rock Resorts subsidiary Station Casinos to the tribe in May 2021 for $650 million.
UK gambling operator William Hill was later greenlit by the Nevada Gaming Commission to manage the race and sportsbook at the property upon reopening. The non-restricted gaming license for the business was unanimously approved after a hearing with the regulator.
The venue, which is about two decades old, opened in 2001, under the ownership of the Maloof family, primarily overseen by George Maloof, who purchased the site in 1997. Given it is an off-Strip property, it was traditionally seen as more of a Las Vegas locals casino, but the resort has been able to cater to tourists and a diverse clientele, including celebrities and young adults.