A female croupier was stabbed in the face at the world famous Bellagio hotel on the Las Vegas strip as tourists looked on.
According to local reports a fight broke out between two female blackjack dealers at the luxury hotel famed for its elaborate fountain displays.
50-year-old Brenda Stokes was accused at stabbing the other dealer in the Blackjack pit, according to KSNV-TV.
Charged: Brenda Stokes (pictured), a croupier at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas (right), allegedly stabbed a co-worker following a fight between the two in the Blackjack pit
The other woman, who hasn’t been named, was taken to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with deep facial cuts.
It is unknown how many of the Bellagio’s 4,000 guests saw the fight, which occurred in the crowded casino at around 9.45pm, but it comes just a week after many witnessed a murder-suicide in a busy hotel lobby on the famous strip.
An Illinois man shot dead his ex-girlfriend in the entrance-way of the Excalibur hotel around 8.30pm on Friday, December 14.
Jessica Kenny, 30, who worked as a concierge at the hotel, was shot on a crowded Friday night as panicked tourists ran for cover following the sound of gunshots.
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Her ex-boyfriend Edward Brandt then turned the gun on himself.