Caesars Casino Hit by Accusations of Ogling with CCTV Cameras

Jersey casino was fined in December for ogling with cameras; new accusations affect four surveillance operators


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Four more surveillance camera operators at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino have been accused of using the equipment to ogle women, according to a complaint filed Tuesday.

In December, the same casino was fined $80,000 for incidents involving two camera operators who trained their in-ceiling cameras on low-cut blouses and revealing clothing.

The hidden cameras are required by law in New Jersey casinos to deter and prosecute theft, embezzlement, cheating and other crimes.

According to the new complaint filed by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, the four Caesars employees aimed their cameras on ''selected parts of the anatomy'' of female gamblers and employees over a three-day period in October.

"Obviously, we take this kind of issue very seriously," said Robert Stewart, spokesman for Caesars Entertainment, which owns the casino. "We will be conducting a through investigation ... and will be dealing with the matter appropriately."

In a 2001 case, two women told the state Division of Civil Rights that they were fired by Caesars after complaining about voyeuristic camera work by surveillance department co-workers. Caesars paid $95,000 to settle that complaint.