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3 Steamboat bars to pay fines after liquor license violations

A trio of Steamboat Springs bar owners whose establishments were recently cited for liquor license violations have agreed to pay fines to avoid having to stop serving alcohol for two days later this summer.

The Cabin at the Steamboat Grand and Slopeside Grill were cited and punished for serving alcohol to underage high school students during a compliance check in March.

Twelve other businesses that were visited for the compliance checks passed and did not serve the minors.

Cantina was cited by police after an officer observed illegal gambling hosted by the bar in April.

While having dinner at the restaurant, the officer noticed bar patrons playing a game of dice.

The officer returned in plainclothes at a later date and played the dice game himself.

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Police then seized the dice, a sign, and the $60 pot of money from the bar as evidence.

A bartender told police the highest the pot had reached was $151.

Owners of all three of the bars that were cited admitted to the violations and agreed to settlements proposed by the city.

Instead of having their licenses suspended for two days later this summer, the bars will pay a fine equivalent to 20 percent of their liquor sales over a two day period.

The settlements were agreed to at a 10-minute hearing on Thursday.