Nev. regulators probing Jordan son’s partying

MGM Resorts International was under investigation after the
underage son of basketball great Michael Jordan bragged on Twitter
about partying at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, Nevada gambling
regulators said Monday.

Officials were examining whether the casino operator violated
laws prohibiting drinking or gambling by minors, Nevada Gaming
Control Board enforcement chief Jerry Markling said.

People under 21 often try to gamble or drink in Las Vegas, but
punishment for casino operators depend on the circumstances,
Markling said.

Jordan’s 19-year-old son Marcus Jordan tweeted Aug. 20 about
spending $35,000 at Haze at Aria Resort & Casino.

”Last night was stupid… 35K at Haze,” the University of
Central Florida sophomore guard said. ”Totals 50K something the
whole day.”

The tweet has since been removed from the site.

Jordan told a Fox Sports website last week that the tweet was a
mistake and said he had conversations with both his parents about
it.

”I didn’t mean it the way it came across,” he said. ”My
family and friends know the type of person I am.”

Jordan was in Las Vegas for his dad’s fantasy basketball camp
with his brother, Jeffrey, and teammate A.J. Rompza.

A video posted to Twitter by Jeffrey Jordan shows all three
players hanging out at the Liquid Pool Lounge, the resort’s
adults-only pool.

UCF basketball spokesman Doug Richards said the school had no
comment.

MGM Resorts spokesman Alan Feldman declined comment. The Aria is
the centerpiece casino of CityCenter, the company’s joint venture
with Dubai World that cost $8.5 billion to build.

Markling said he could not comment specifically about the case.
He said the control board’s findings would not be made public.

Markling said punishments in general depend on the infraction’s
scope, and could involve verbal warnings, fines, or in extreme
cases suspending an operator’s gambling license.

Associated Press Writer Antonio Gonzalez in Orlando, Fla., and
researcher Barbara Sambriski in New York contributed to this
report.