From November 1st to the 10th, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel will not be allowed to serve alcohol due to a ten day liquor license suspension. The Idaho Liquor Control Board suspended the gaming venue’s liquor license due to behavior of male performers during a traveling review titled ‘Hunks’.
Bob Bostwick is a spokesman for the casino who stated in a news release that the license was revoked for the short time period due to behavior that took place during the review. The casino and resort venues will not be able to serve alcohol during any time frame from the 1st to the 10th of next month.
Bostwick stated in the release that the dancers of ‘Hunks’ started the problem. It was not nudity but their dance moves that the board believed were excessive. In the state of Idaho, it is prohibited for performers to simulate any form of sodomy, copulation, flagellation, bestiality, masturbation or sexual intercourse as they are prohibited by law.
Reportedly, the dance group were in violation of their contract which had a stipulation that the show would remain within the boundaries of the liquor laws in Idaho, which they did not do. So now, the seller is the one who is penalized.
For 20 years, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has served alcohol at the resort and casino, this being the very first time they had an issue regarding their liquor license. The tribe is always careful to ensure the guests are legally allowed to enjoy alcohol as well as the staff monitoring consumption.
While alcohol is not allowed to be served by the casino, guests are allowed to bring their own that can be stored in the hotel rooms. According to Bostwick, the casino and resort plans on making the best of the situation, during the temporary suspension.