Binion’s Casino Makes a Faux Pas with New Sign
Binion's Casino, located downtown in Las Vegas, has removed a sign that warned members of motorcycle clubs about its "no colour" policy. According to a spokesperson for the property, the sign was put up recently, following a briefing from police about biker gangs active in the area.
The message conveyed that the casino had a "no colour" policy in place, but the sign was forgotten to be taken down in the following days. The sign ultimately gained unexpected attention on Twitter, garnering 165,000 views from people who were confused about the meaning of such wording.
Not a New PolicyHowever, "no colour" policies are not new in Las Vegas casinos, and the text of the Binion's sign goes back as far as 15 years, according to Metro police spokesman Officer Bob Wicks.
“The term "colours" refers to emblems or badges on a biker's vest that symbolise their club affiliation, which could trigger a negative reaction from a rival member and cause trouble.”
“Casinos routinely receive intelligence from the department about pending visits from biker groups, including for events such as the annual Las Vegas Bikefest.”
While the Binion's sign contains a reference to Las Vegas police, Wicks clarified that the department does not have anything to do with the sign as far as the casino's private policy is concerned.