New bill protects dealers

Apr 2, 2007 4:30 AM

Casino dealers worried about revenge from angry gamblers would be protected under a bill that won approval Tuesday in a House committee.

The measure (House Bill 1353) would allow the state to keep confidential the personal information required for license applications filed with the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission.

"By making this information easily accessible to the public, we are putting these workers in danger. What happens if someone has a bad night at a casino, wants revenge on an employer that fired them, or even wants to find a casino worker who rejected a sexual advance? These are potentially dangerous situations that need to be addressed," said House Minority Leader Mike May, R-Parker.

Information that would be protected includes the licensee’s residence, physical address, employment address, email address, telephone number, birth date, credit card information, banking information and Social Security number.

The measure passed unanimously in the House State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and now goes to the full House for debate.