One Female Blackjack Dealer Allegedly Stabs Another at Bellagio

The altercation left the victim with deep wounds to her face, officials said

A fight between two female blackjack dealers at the Bellagio hotel-casino in Las Vegas sent one of the women to the hospital and the other to jail.

NBC Las Vegas affiliate KSNV reported that the Friday night incident landed 50-year-old Brenda Stokes behind bars after an unnamed victim was left with deep cuts to her face.

The altercation took place in one of the high-profile luxury casino's pits, a spokeswoman for the Bellagio told the station.

It was the second violent incident inside a Las Vegas Strip casino in recent days. Last week, an Illinois man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and then himself in the lobby of the Excalibur resort. The woman was an employee of the resort.

Stokes was charged with burglary, two counts of battery with a deadly weapon and mayhem, according to Clark County online inmate records. She was due in court Dec. 26.

Stokes allegedly had an "edged blade," a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The victim's condition was unknown, and police could not confirm whether the two dealers were working at the time.

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