Olympia Gaming Sees Cyberhack to Nevada Operations

Posted on: June 19, 2024, 10:43h. 

Last updated on: June 20, 2024, 10:03h.

Olympia Gaming’s two northern Nevada properties were hacked this week in a cyberattack.

Legends Bay Casino sign
The Legends Bay Casino sign, pictured above. Legends Bay is one of two Nevada casinos believed to have been hacked. (Image: KUNR)

Initial details were sketchy as of Wednesday evening, but it’s known that Olympia Gaming operates the Casino Fandango in Carson City, and Legends Bay Casino in Sparks.

Casino Fandango has over 700 slot machines, 10 table games, a high-limit room, and a sportsbook. Legends Bay Casino has numerous slot and video poker machines, 10 table games, and a Circa Sports sportsbook.

Casino Postponements

Some events at Legends Bay, including Wednesday night’s line dancing at the Bandwagon were postponed were postponed as a result of the attack.

The company has called in a national cybersecurity consultant to investigate the attack and also took steps to secure online systems, according to Nevada TV station KOLO. In a statement, Olympia Gaming said it will try to resume normal operations quickly.

The company added it’s prioritizing the safety and well-being of guests and its employees.

The company didn’t reveal if confidential information belonging to customers was impacted by the hack and there’s been no word if consultants were able to identify whether a known hacking group is suspected in the attack.

Founded in 2005, Olympia Gaming is based in Las Vegas and is a division of Olympia Companies.

Prior Cyberattacks

Other gaming properties also have been targeted by cyber-attacks in recent months

In April, Washington State’s Swinomish Casino and Lodge reopened its doors following an approximately three-week closure due to a “cybersecurity incident.” Few details were provided about the issues although internet service at the gaming property was believed to have been impacted, according to Washington State TV station KIRO.

Also, last September, MGM Resorts International saw a roughly week-long outage of its internal cybersecurity and data systems following a hack carried out by Scattered Spider. MGM didn’t pay money to the hackers, but it faced a $100M hit to its third-quarter earnings and $10M in one-time expenses.

At the time of the MGM attack, Scattered Spider also successfully extorted tens of millions of dollars from Caesars Entertainment, according to Bloomberg News.

Rivers Casino Des Plaines in Illinois also experienced a cyberattack around August 12. Confidential data from some patrons and employees were stolen. The compromised information included names, contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, as well as driver’s license and government ID numbers. Financial information may also have been compromised.