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Nevada gambling officials are planning to investigate Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of the late Whitney Houston, for allegedly gambling underage. The 19-year-old was allegedly spotted at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas playing a slot machine with 22-year-old friend Nick Gordon. You must be 21-years-old or older to gamble in Nevada.
TMZ broke the story when it posted a video on Monday of what looks like Bobbi Kristina at a slot machine. In the short video, she can be seen sitting at the machine with Gordon right next to her. No casino employees are seen.
She was in Las Vegas to pick up a posthumous award for her mother at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
The resort is supposed to keep those who are underage away from the casino area, so the Nevada Gambling Commission has launched an investigation into the incident. Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli told The Las Vegas Review-Journal that the investigation will have to determine if the casino knew that Bobbi Kristina was gambling and allowed it to happen.
A representative for the MGM Grand told TMZ later Monday that it will begin its own investigation. MGM Resorts spokesman Gordon Absher also told the Review-Journal that they will cooperate.
Underage gambling is a misdemeanor charge in Nevada that could result in six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. The MGM Grand would also receive a fine.